Explore materials related to aspects of the NYU Core Project, including the background of the project's genesis and passage, the current state of the University's commitments, and the process going forward.
Updated 12/11/15: When public open spaces are complete, OSOO will monitor NYU's ongoing maintenance of the spaces.
Updated 8/11/15: After input from CB2 and the OSOO, the designs for both the Bleecker and LaGuardia Landscapes are expected to be reviewed by the Public Design Commission in early October.
Updated 2/12/14: OSOO members held two stakeholder meetings and one public forum in November 2013. OSOO members also attended a meeting in mid December to present a set of recommendations based upon those meetings to the landscape architects.
Updated 9/13/13: OSOO members met on September 12, 2013 and established a public input process and timeline for advancing the design process. In addition, OSOO members requested a three-month extension of the proposed September 15, 2013 date to December 15, 2013 to ensure a thorough response to NYU on the open space concepts.
Updated 9/12/13: Following the June 17th site visit, NYU provided the OSOO with initial design concepts on July 1, 2013 for areas along LaGuardia Place, Bleecker Street, and Mercer Street. The University asked that OSOO members review the concepts with their constituencies and provide written feedback, based on their constituent interactions, by September 15, 2013 to advance the design process.
Updated 6/17/13: OSOO members toured the open space areas of the superblock sites with Napach Design Group and Nina Kramer Landscape Architects. Areas for consideration were identified and discussed.
Updated 6/5/13: New York State confirmed the OSOO's not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status, and the group held an organizational meeting on May 1, 2013.
The NYU University Space Priorities Working Group (USPWG) was tasked with giving definitive guidance to the University Administration on implementation of the Core Plan; of taking account of the existing, pressing space needs of academic units and programs; and of listening to the implications of the NYU Core Project for members of the University community. In March 2014, the USPWG issued their final report.
The Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice to the University and a forum for consultation on quality-of-life issues on both blocks before, during, and after construction.
During the ULURP approval process, many individuals voiced statements of support for the Core Plan.