FAREWELL, RFK. HELLO AFFORDABILITY AND PLACE.
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The RFK Stadium is a 50-year-old building that is planned to be demolished by 2021. The building is deteriorating more over time. The cost of maintenance and utilities is 3.5 million dollars per year without creating revenue. But, once the stadium is gone, the entire RFK Campus (190 acres) becomes available. Currently, 167 acres are covered to asphalt. But, despite current plans that propose sport facilities, this thesis explores the dedication of the RFK campus for housing. First, it examines past and present planning efforts in order to draw principles of design. Second, it provides an analysis of the site with its benefits and constraints. Third, it studies successful cases as precedents. Finally, it proposes a master plan for the RFK Campus covering housing, institutional buildings, monuments, and parks.