Box Street and Newtown Barge Parks
The Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Open Space Master Plan guides open space development along a two mile stretch of the East River in these two neighborhoods. As part of the 2005 Greenpoint waterfront rezoning, several parcels along the East River and Newtown Creek were to be converted as parkland.
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) is the Lead Marine Designer and Geotechnical Engineer for the first two parks to be developed: Box Street and Newtown Barge Parks. MRCE performed the subsurface investigation and condition survey of existing waterfront structures and provided recommendations for repair/replacement options to support the planned park developments, including dock demolition and reconstruction and shoreline stabilization schemes, designed shoreline treatments at Newtown Barge Park, and retaining walls and pipe pile supported bulkheads in Box Street Park. MRCE also developed designs and contract documents for the selected repair/replacement options, including berthing capabilities for the DEP sludge loading vessel at Newtown Barge Park and performed construction support services during construction