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Diversity Plaza Renovation Delayed Until 2017

Diversity Plaza

Diversity Plaza

May 27, 2016 By Michael Florio

The Department of Transportation has been set back in its plan renovate Diversity Plaza.

Construction on the project to bring additional trees, lighting and seats to Diversity Plaza was supposed to begin this summer and be completed by 2017.

However, work will now begin in 2017 and take about 18 months to complete, according to the DOT.

After repeated inquiries regarding the delay, the DOT stated simply, “the process of preparing the Diversity Plaza project for bid has taken longer than anticipated.”

The DOT will bring pedestrian-level lighting and moveable furniture to the popular neighborhood hub. The agency will also install bicycle parking, planters and a distinctive paving pattern.

The plaza will also receive additional trees, with some that will turn red in the fall, while the rest will turn yellow, helping add to the ambiance of the plaza, according to Barbara Wilks, with the firm W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, who presented the plan to Community Board 3 last May.

“It will look beautiful in the fall,” she said at the time.

CB 3 approved the plan last year.

The pedestrian plaza will cost about $3 million with capital funding from DOT, including $880,000 in funding from Council Member Daniel Dromm’s office, according to the DOT spokesman.

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angela

pigs will be pigs and that is exactly what is over there — another stupid idea from Danny Dromm again —

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