NV5, in partnership with CH2M, worked for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to prepare concept through final design and contract documents for replacement of the existing bulkhead and waterfront esplanade at Roberto Clemente State Park, located on the Harlem River in the Fordham section of the Bronx, New York.
The design involved the complete replacement of the aging deteriorated steel sheet-pile bulkhead and, with it, full reconstruction of the pedestrian esplanade behind it. The design of the new esplanade adds significant new greenery to the park, provides places for people to sit, accommodates cyclists passing through, and integrates adjacent unused plaza spaces. The northern end of the project features a unique semi-armored design that allows the river to inundate a portion of the park at high tide and offers people a chance to access the water.
Sustainable features include high-albedo pavement, recycled materials, porous pavers, solar lighting, and sustainable stormwater management.