New York, NY - BRV oversaw the turnaround of a park dominated by drug dealers and other criminals into the most vibrant park in New York City. Winner of over two dozen design and management awards and cited in numerous books and articles as one of the world’s best urban parks, Bryant Park is a huge success from both a design and financial viewpoint. The park created over $3 billion of value for its abutting real estate owners and serves as an international model in placemaking, urban redevelopment, and public space management.
Dallas, TX - From 2005 to the present, BRV has worked on developing and operating Klyde Warren Park, a transformative public space which decked over a highway in downtown Dallas, Texas. BRV created a programming and operations plan for the park and an organization plan for the dedicated non-profit that manages the park. BRV brought this plan to life by hiring and training staff; implementing programming; advising on sanitation, security, and maintenance; and generating streams of revenue.
Newark, NJ - BRV has been working in Military Park since 2003 and formed the Military Park Partnership in 2010. After a redesign that included over an acre of new gardens, a restaurant slated to open this year, and hardscape improvements, Military Park reopened in 2014 under BRV’s management. The first year was hugely successful and saw many Newarkers coming back to the long-deserted park thanks to the refreshed spaces and thick programming schedule.
Buffalo, NY - BRV was hired by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation) to improve the programming, operations, and governance of the public spaces at Canalside, a 23-acre redevelopment area at the historic terminus of the Erie Canal on the Buffalo waterfront. Attendance at Canalside has more than doubled since BRV began its involvement, and the public spaces now anchor a burgeoning mixed-use entertainment district that includes new hotels, office space, and retail.
Houston, TX - BRV worked with the Upper Kirby District to transform Levy Park, an existing, under-utilized park, into a vibrant and highly programmed space. Located near some of Houston’s most popular and well-known neighborhoods, River Oaks, Montrose, and West University, Levy Park has become one of Houston’s signature gathering spaces. BRV created management, operations, and programming plans for Levy Park and guided the implementation of programming.
Levy Park opened in February 2017 with a full slate of programs and amenities for the public to enjoy.
Greensboro, NC - In August 2013, BRV worked with stakeholders and community members to develop a concept plan for a new downtown park based on a slate of programming and amenities. BRV worked to balance public opinion with the wishes of the private individual whose bequest is funding the park’s development.
In early 2014, BRV was retained to develop an operating plan for LeBauer Park and to develop a governance solution for managing the park. BRV developed a comprehensive schedule of programming to coincide with the opening of the park.
LeBauer Park opened in August of 2016. Greensboro Downtown Parks manages the park, maintaining a great schedule of programs and amenities for the public to freely enjoy.