March 22, 2012

Columbia Connector Report-Back Meeting: Full Report Now Available to Download

Update: You can now download the full report here: Columbia-Street-Connector-Improvement-Plan_32112 and the one-page summary here: Columbia Connector one page final. We welcome your comments at info@brooklyngreenway.org. Thanks!

Columbia Connector Report-Back Meeting
Monday, March 19, 2012
6:30-8:30 PM
Red Hook Initiative
767 Hicks Street

You can help improve the pedestrian experience between the Red Hook Houses, Columbia Street Esplanade, Red Hook Park and the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway! View image here

This stretch of Columbia Street has low traffic and wide sidewalks. The land uses in the northern three blocks are mostly industrial and commercial and the pedestrian experience there and on the Esplanade could be improved significantly with vegetation and other treatments. The esplanade itself is currently barren, with no vegetation or shade, but it could become a more attractive destination with some trees and landscaping.

Because this is an important junction with the greenway, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and Regional Plan Association seek the Red Hook community’s input on what improvements would be desirable to make this an attractive route and destination for Red Hook residents.

In April 2011, community members met to develop a plan to improve this part of the Red Hook community. At the March 19, 2012 report-back meeting we will update you on the progress of the plan and how we can work with you to get it implemented.

RSVP to info@brooklyngreenway.org with COLUMBIA CONNECTOR in the subject line.

BGI Columbia Connector workshop flyer