(NEW YORK, NY) — The Gansevoort Peninsula may soon be transformed into Manhattan’s first public beach. The Hudson Park Trust held a board meeting on Thursday to discuss the project and appointed James Corner Field Operations as the project’s designer—the same firm responsible for the High Line and Brooklyn’s Domino Park.
The 5.5-acre space stretches across Manhattan’s western coast. Construction is said to begin in 2020 and will be open to the public in 2022.
“Along Hudson River Park’s 4 miles, we’ve been able to showcase some of the best landscape architects in the field,” Madelyn Wils, head of the trust, said in a statement. “I’m pleased that the exceptional design firm James Corner Field Operations will join the ranks of the talented teams that have helped make Hudson River Park one of the great waterfront parks in the country.”
Hudson River Park has around $900 million worth of in-progress projects. Recently, Governor Cuomo pledged $23 million to the completion of the park.