Transforming our Triangles into Public Space

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On Tuesday, September 28, NY Department of Transportation Downtown Brooklyn Coordinator, Christopher Hrones, unveiled the new conceptual designs for the corridor along Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Plaza Street.  These conceptual designs calls for the transformation of the 6, 7 and 8 Avenue Triangles into public space and the redesign of the Carlton Avenue for pedestrian safety.
This plan came out of a charette the BID hosted in June 2008 partnering with Project for Public Space.  With a grant from SBS, The North Flatbush Avenue BID   hired  New York based urban landscape designers, W-Architecture and landscape LLP.  Now with almost 3million in capital funding, DOT has contributed conceptual plans for the 6th, 7th and 8th Avenue Triangle parks as well as the small Carlton Avenue triangle. 
Many of the plans calls for expanding the triangle, adding new planters, benches, table snad chairs, bike racks and reconfiguration of the 6th Avenue Victorian clock. In the future, the BID hopes to host events and sidewalk fairs in these public spaces.
To view the entire presentation, please click HERE.