By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Plans for Manhattan’s first public beach are moving forward.

(credit James Corner Field Operations, courtesy of the Hudson River Park Trust)

The Hudson River Park Trust says construction on a major waterfront redevelopment in the Meatpacking District will start in the spring.

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(credit James Corner Field Operations, courtesy of the Hudson River Park Trust)

The $70 million project at Pier 52 features a sand-covered area with access for kayaks.

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No swimming will be allowed.

(credit James Corner Field Operations, courtesy of the Hudson River Park Trust)

It will be called “The Gansevoort Peninsula” and it will also include green space, a sports field and a dog run.

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It is expected to open in 2023.

CBSNewYork Team