There's a new sculpture at Southpoint Park.
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Is there room for a performance venue in Southpoint Park? Should dogs be given a dedicated area to frolic off-leash in the park? How do we transform the Island’s southern public space from a thoroughfare to Four Freedoms Memorial Park into a destination in its own right – and should we even try?
Finally, someone has a plan for the old Tram cars! The original cabins, which currently sit gathering dust behind Motorgate, were included as part of the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space, a project outlying future development goals for the park just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
Between the asylum, penitentiary, multiple hospitals, sprawling apartment complexes, and the soon-to-be-completed Cornell Tech campus, Roosevelt Island has a history of unique architecture. And one of the Island’s more storied structures also happens to be its smallest: the Lighthouse.
The Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space is beginning to take shape.
“The goal is to figure out what people want,” says Mary Miltimore, Senior Community Planner and Designer for Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., a planning firm hired by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) to develop an implementable plan that will guide the future of Southpoint Park and the Smallpox Hospital for the next ten years as part of a project called Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space. The genesis for this project is the change on either side of Southpoint Park, now Cornell Tech to the north and Four Freedoms to the south. The project team is seeking an opportunity to enhance Southpoint open space and ensure it continues to be a key resource for the entire Roosevelt Island community.
RIOC is spending $70,000 for off-Island consultants to ask residents, "What would you like Southpoint Park to be?", then to describe that concept and sell it to residents.
Consulting firm Fitzgerald & Halliday will spend 11 months doing it. Sub-consultants are involved, too.