Community Health

NYC Economic Development Corporation

Facilitation of Sunset Park Waterfront Planning & Jobs Task Force

The Task

Public Works Partners helped jump-start the process for reactivating the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, a dormant, city-owned industrial site on the South Brooklyn waterfront, by facilitating a task force of Sunset Park business owners and community representatives.

 

Our Strategy

  • Facilitated monthly task force meetings to help the group, which held divergent views, to identify goals for the terminal
  • Encouraged transparent and productive conversations through small and large group activities and by sharing concrete information on allowables uses of the terminal site
  • Supported the task force in facilitating two public engagement meetings to integrate input from an expansive group of neighborhood residents and stakeholders

Project Impact & Outcome

  • Agreed upon community goals for job quality, infrastructure investments, and environmental impact
  • The release of an NYCEDC request for proposals – less than six months after the task force convened – that include the task force’s consensus-drive goals

Project Impact & Outcome

  • Agreed upon community goals for job quality, infrastructure investments, and environmental impact
  • The release of an NYCEDC request for proposals – less than six months after the task force convened – that include the task force’s consensus-drive goals