The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has made it a priority to redevelop and revitalize Prospect Plaza in the Oceanhill-Brownsville community of Brooklyn. To help achieve this goal, NYCHA held a three-day community planning workshop in June 2010 at the Van Dyke Community Center. The event was attended by more than 100 people including former Prospect Plaza residents, community neighbors, local leaders, and representatives from the offices of elected officials.
The Re-Vision Prospect Plaza workshop gathered input from participants on a vision, goals, designs, and implementation steps that provide a blueprint to remake Prospect Plaza into a vibrant place to live. The result of this collaboration will guide the redevelopment of Prospect Plaza. The community plan includes a mix of housing types, open space, community facilities and retail space to replace the remaining vacant Prospect Plaza towers.
NYCHA is committed to the revitalization of Prospect Plaza within a feasible timeframe and through an inclusive and continuous community consultation process.