The Nantucket Islands Land Bank is a land conservation program created to acquire, hold, and manage important open spaces, resources and endangered landscapes for the use and enjoyment of the general public. The organization’s latest project is Easy Street park, which will combine 21 and 27 Easy Street sites into one unified public park. Coastal Engineering Co. is currently working with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates landscape architects to provide professional engineering, land surveying, and environmental permitting services required for the redevelopment.
The park will consist of timber decking along the existing harbor bulkheads, brick sidewalks, decomposed granite strolling paths, and planting areas. Whenever possible, the materials and character will match the existing surrounding landscape. Among other historic references, a salvaged track is proposed to be set flush in brick pavement along the approximate route of the former Nantucket Railroad, which used to traverse the site.