New Plan Unveiled for Inwood's Harlem River Shoreline

By Carla Zanoni | February 7, 2011 7:00am 

By Carla Zanoni

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

INWOOD — Nearly one year after resurrecting talks about the fate of Inwood’s Harlem River shoreline, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) unveiled its draft of a plan for Sherman Creek to community residents at a community board meeting last week.

The Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade Master Plan, which sketches the NYCEDC’s "preferred design direction" for Sherman Creek from Dyckman to 207th streets, includes a waterfront esplanade, water access points, play space and a nature preserve, according to a presentation by the NYCEDC to Community Board 12 on Feb. 1.

The design incorporates suggestions made by community members during a study of the area performed in 2004 as well as a volunteer community advisory committee’s work with landscape and urban planning consultants over the past year.