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A rendering of Bowling Green Park after a proposed beautification.
The LMDC regularly holds public meetings to fulfill its pledge to conduct an inclusive, open and transparent planning process. These meetings provide the public with a forum to express their views on the future of Lower Manhattan. Public meetings are often facilitated by a neutral professional moderator to ensure that comments are collected in a fair and efficient manner. The comments provided at these meetings are then recorded and become part of the official record. LMDC also provides written comment cards.
Public Meetings 2002 ^Top
LMDC held additional public meetings in each of the five boroughs of New York City between August 20, 2002 and September 5, 2002, and in New Jersey on September 25, 2002. The public meetings included presentations on two topics, each followed by a comment period. The first presentation detailed the draft Memorial Mission Statement and preliminary program ideas for the memorial, and the second presentation addressed the various planning elements associated with the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and adjacent areas. The public was invited to provide feedback in two ways - through oral comments at the hearing and through written comment cards that were provided to each attendee. LMDC also held meetings in New Jersey and Connecticut with family members of September 11th victims.
Plans in Progress ^Top
Public Perspectives ^Top
Generic Environmental Impact Statement Draft Scope Public Hearing ^Top
The Neighborhood Outreach Workshop Series ^Top
The participants for the workshops included representatives from neighborhood and community civic groups, cultural institutions and organizations, residents, workers, and business owners. The LMDC and the City of New York identified community-based organization such as Community Boards and civic groups, and individuals such as LMDC Advisory Council members to assist with venue identification, stakeholder recruitment and community outreach.
Each workshop began with a presentation that reviewed LMDC funding initiatives that are currently underway as well as other LMDC-City studies that evaluate different opportunities for improvement in each neighborhood. After the presentations the workshop participant were asked to gather in their small groups consisting of a cross section of stakeholder categories to further discuss their thoughts and feelings on topics that related to their neighborhood.
In total, 369 varied stakeholders participated in the workshop series and voiced their opinions on projects they feel are necessary to their respective neighborhoods. The individual groups reported their key priorities to the entire group at the end of each of the seven meetings held. After the meeting concluded the participants were asked to fill out a survey capturing specific information regarding funding priorities and additional neighborhood issues.
On January 20, 2004, the LMDC and the City released a comprehensive report detailing the results of the workshops. To view the Neighborhood Workshop Summary Report, click here.
Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement / Amended General Project Plan Public Hearing ^Top
Eminent Domain Procedures Law (EDPL) Public Hearing for 130 Liberty Street ^Top
Chinatown Access and Circulation Workshop ^Top
The public was also given the opportunity to provide comments on the Chinatown Access and Circulation Study through the LMDC's website. To view the addendum of the online survey results click here.
130 Liberty Street Building Public Information Session - Initial Building Characterization ^Top
130 Liberty Street Public Information Session- Draft Phase I Deconstruction Plan ^Top
General Project Plan Amendment / Eminent Domain Procedure Law Public Comment Period and Public Hearing ^Top
Draft Funding Allocation Plan Public Hearing ^Top
Please click here to view the draft Funding Allocation Plan and Legal Notice of the Public Hearing.
130 Liberty Public Information Open House ^Top