April 13, 2011

Columbia Connector Workshop

If you live in Red Hook, we need your input!

Columbia Connector Workshop
Tuesday, April 26th
6:30PM-8:30PM
Red Hook Recreation Center
155 Bay Street

The objective of the Columbia Street Connector Project is to improve the pedestrian experience between the Red Hook Houses and the Columbia Street Esplanade, Red Hook Park and the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. 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 ideas on what improvements would be desirable to make this an attractive route and destination for Red Hook residents.

Please join us at a public workshop on Tuesday, April 26th, 6:30-8:30PM at the Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay Street, and help develop a plan to improve this part of the Red Hook community. We will work with you to get it implemented.

RSVP to 718.522.0193 or info@brooklyngreenway.org with Columbia Connector in the subject line. We will send you some background information to help prepare you for the April 26th workshop.

Planning for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is made possible by the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund sponsored by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. Additional funding for this public workshop provided by Partnerships for Parks.