NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Manhattan is getting a public beach, sort of.
Plans are underway to complete a nearly $1 billion Hudson River Park project that stretches for four miles. Part of that park is the 5.5-acre Gansevoort Peninsula, located at the end of West 12th Street along the Hudson River. The Gansevoort Pensisula and associated beach are estimated to cost $60 million.
The project is expected to be completed by 2022, but water conditions won’t allow for swimming.
The park will sit on the site of a former sanitation department salt warehouse. It’s being designed by the same firm behind the High Line.