'Downtown Brooklyn Public Realm Action' aims to transform area

The new vision is setting sights on the space between Willoughby and Schermerhorn streets north and south of Fulton Mall.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2021, 9:34 PM

Updated 904 days ago

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There's a new plan to give Downtown Brooklyn a complete makeover.
The Downtown Brooklyn Public Realm Action Plan is aiming to transform the area into a more public space for people to use.
The plan is not only to create a larger walk space for pedestrians but also to add pits for new trees.
The new vision is setting sights on the space between Willoughby and Schermerhorn streets north and south of Fulton Mall.
The plan also looks to create a space that focuses on decreasing traffic congestion by opening up the bike network, improving air quality with the addition of 1,000 new trees, creating a safe walkable space, and adding new projects to make the space more interactive.
The Department of Transportation, New York City Parks Department and 50 other organizations all partnered together to get the job done.


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