Lowline Community Engagement
Karp Strategies with rePlace Urban Studio July 2017
The Lowline is a plan to build a green public space in an abandoned
underground trolley terminal in the Lower East Side. Innovative solar
technology will bring sunlight below ground into this one acre site.
The Lowline collaborated with a consultant team to conduct focused community engagement of Lower East Side residents, businesses, and organizations from October 2016 through June 2017. This team held over 15
outreach events, including large public workshops, small focus groups, and youth training sessions, and deployed a digital platform to collect feedback from those who could not attend in person. At the conclusion of this phase of outreach, over 108,860 people directly engaged with the Lowline via these outreach activities and the Lowline lab.