Ground Reconsidered to design the new linear park along First Avenue, transforming underutilized lawn areas in front of office buildings into a cohesive, continuous, active and picturesque amenity. The demonstration linear park at 650 Park Avenue, completed in May 2017, serves as a catalyst for modernizing the entire corridor with a multi-use trail, horticulturally rich planting, solar-powered pedestrian lighting and programmed spaces. The park will unify multiple properties and provide a place for employees, residents, and visitors to meet, play and work. Designs for the full Linear Park are in development with construction slated for 2018.
KOP BID also hired Ground Reconsidered to transform barren traffic islands into lushly planted medians bringing year-round interest to these overlooked spaces, providing traffic calming and a reduction in littering. The firm’s design includes a plant palette tolerant of harsh, dry and seasonally salted conditions, comprised of grasses, perennials, shrubs, groundcovers as well as trees.
We are a non-partisan, citizen-based network mobilized to promote the revitalization of our community by learning and building upon the best practices of other successful community models. We hope to inspire fellow residents, local businesses and our elected officials by partnering with them to creatively seek new solutions through Arts-Based Community Development and Creative Placemaking.