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Corona Plaza undergoes $5.6 million overhaul, to reopen spring 2018

Interim plaza

April 10, 2017 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.

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Llubica Janjic

Corona Plaza is one of the busiest place in Corona. What a great idea to upgrade it. This is a high populated area that needs all the changes and upgrades to make it more functional. I’m very happy that finally this is being done. Thank you.

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K in Jackson Hts

Sounds great! Can the pedestrian mall on 37th Rd and 73rd St. be improved too please!

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Gisela Alvarez

Muchas gracias!!!…hay tantos niños en esta zona q realmente van a disfrutar cuando ya esté listo, que bueno por ellos, otra vez gracias a quienes hacen esto posible!

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