April 10, By Christian Murray
Corona Plaza is about to undergo a $5.6 million overhaul and city officials celebrated a groundbreaking today as work commences.
The plaza, which was built on an interim basis in 2012, replaced the Roosevelt Avenue service road that was known for heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The space, which connects Roosevelt Ave. with the 103rd Street subway stop, was quickly used to host cultural and civic events.
The upgrade will bring a performance space with built-in seating and new plantings. The city will be adding new pedestrian lighting, a drinking fountain, power supply for performances, WalkNYC wayfinding, bike racks, an automatic pay toilet, and a mixture of fixed and movable furniture.
The plaza is scheduled to be fully completed by spring 2018.