Hunter's Point South

  • Infrastructure design for New York City’s largest investment in middle-income housing in over 30 years
  • Design of a new waterfront park
  • Coordination with over 70 independent parties, including numerous city agencies

One of the most ambitious waterfront projects in New York City history

Arup led a project team charged with designing infrastructure (including a waterfront park) to support a new 30-acre neighborhood.

Hunter’s Point South is a proposed development on the East River waterfront in Queens. When finished, it will include up to 5,000 new housing units, 60% targeted to middle-income families. The client (the New York City government) is also planning for 100,000ft2 of retail, 50,000ft2 of community space and two schools.

The 11-acre riverfront park, currently in construction, will include a children’s playground, basketball courts, a dog run, a multipurpose play field and an urban beach. Signature architectural elements include overlooks of the East River and the Manhattan skyline with large elevated decks and sweeping shade canopies.

Our infrastructure designs for the new development include 7,500ft of sanitary and storm sewers, 3,700ft of water main, and 4,000ft of new or reconstructed streets, all now in construction.


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  • Aerial rendering of Hunter's Point South Development showing building massing and park details. Credit Arup, Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi.Open gallery

    New York City's largest investment in middle-income housing in 30 years.

  • Circular lawn ringed by a pedestrian walkway and shade canopy in Hunter's Park South. Credit Arup, Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi.Open gallery

    The new park will feature spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.