NYCHA HOUSING PORTFOLIO
New York, NY
The landscape for Millbank Frawley serves the residents of its 80 apartment units. The primary design goals were to open up the space and enrich the quality of the exterior landscape. JPLA achieved this by removing fences and walls that limited circulation, giving way to a central pathway with lush plantings, continuous seat walls and access to quiet and active spaces. The new landscape includes programmed spaces such as a playground, adult fitness area, and community gardens, and flexible spaces such as a seating area under decorative lighting. A verdant and sustainable landscape was created using a materials palette of native and adaptive plantings and permeable paving. The landscape is a beautiful, safe, open court that offers enrichment for residents of all ages.
CLIENT: Triborough Preservation LLC
COLLABORATORS: OCV Architects, GDS NY