Wednesday, September 16, 2015

'Brooklyn Strand' Workshop Coming Up This Monday

 Community Board 2 is hosting a presentation and workshop on the Brooklyn Strand -- which would stretch from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn to Brooklyn Bridge Park -- this Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Willoughby Senior Center,105 North Portland Avenue, between Park and Myrtle avenues.

The plan hopes to link green space together in the Strand area and includes a renovated (perhaps more cluttered) Cadman Plaza, more bike lanes and pedestrian walkways, retail spaces, cafes, and plazas. 

The stated goals of the Brooklyn Strand are:

1: Rectify "mistakes of urban renewal"
2: Repair urban fabric and neighborhood connections
3: Advance equity through public investment in open space in the area
4: Create real access to Brooklyn Bridge Park
5: Craft a world-class gateway into the Brooklyn Borough
6: Identify and create opportunities for affordable housing development on Strand site

In some areas there would be more green space, in others green space would be paved for the plazas or cafes.

The entire presentation can be viewed here.

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