NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Plans for Manhattan’s first public beach are moving forward.
The Hudson River Park Trust says construction on a major waterfront redevelopment in the Meatpacking District will start in the spring.READ MORE: 'Terrain's Very Difficult': Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie While Authorities Perform Autopsy On Body Believed To Be Gabby Petito
The $70 million project at Pier 52 features a sand-covered area with access for kayaks.READ MORE: Google To Buy St. John's Terminal In Lower Manhattan For $2.1 Billion
No swimming will be allowed.
It will be called “The Gansevoort Peninsula” and it will also include green space, a sports field and a dog run.MORE NEWS: New Video Shows Brawl Outside Carmine's: Restaurant Says It Was Over Proof Of Vaccination, Defense Attorney Claims Hostess Used Racial Slur
It is expected to open in 2023.