Ossining's waterfront is already a destination for many locals and tourists alike. The design in this area looks at the potential of the existing infrastructure on the waterfront to sustain a more diverse and dense offering of commercial, residential and public spaces that can sustain small and large crowds. The site design suggests an articulation of historic assets in this locale to express an authentic, and truly Ossining experience.
Given that Ossining hosts its waterfront regional wastewater treatment plant along the Hudson River, the community feels additional pressure to address the issue under the consideration of climate change. The site design suggests that Ossining leads by example in sustainable wastewater management practice by developing, in phases, a wetland system that would perform more efficiently and be less capital intensive. This move would also open up opportunities for ecotourism and a pedagogical amongst other socio-ecological benefits to native fauna, flora, and humans.
Jihany Hassun, MLA ’21
LA 7010 Urban Design and Planning
Joshua Cerra, Faculty Advisor
Defragmenting Land Use
To animate Ossining's new waterfront, a coherent vision projects for the defragmentation of land uses on the waterfront through a landscape gesture and a diversified program offering
Ossining's Waterfront Site Plan
The site plan strategies catalyzes on existing shoreline amenities and habitats to rejuvenate a wetland system and a wastewater management that improves fluvial experiences along the Ossining waterfront.
A Dynamic Waterfront Destination for All
The site design suggests an articulation of historic assets in this locale to express an authentic, and true Ossining experience.