Open Space Oversight Committee
NYU will establish an Open Space Oversight Organization (OSOO), a 501 (c) (3) organization. The OSOO will review and comment on the design, maintenance, and operation of the public open spaces on the superblocks, as well as reviewing NYU's compliance with commitments it has made for these spaces.
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.
See the OSOO's Letter to NYU »
See the OSOO Timeline »
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.
See NYU's letter to the OSOO »
6/14/13: 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.