Children, the elderly, and families have enjoyed open access to the waterfront. Are the buildings going to block their access? Will the public be able to access the waterfront through existing corridors?
The proposed 260 South Street building will not limit any existing access to the waterfront for residents or the public. Currently the only pedestrian crossing across South Street is at Rutgers Slip, and the pathway to this crossing will be widened. Improvements will also be made to Jefferson Street to make it more pedestrian-friendly. Access from the courtyard in 265-275 Cherry Street to South Street will be maintained to the east and west via two 35 foot tall passageways through the podium of the proposed building. We look forward to working with the City on improving access to the waterfront and to all of the park spaces currently being constructed along the water.