According to many reports, Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza is the busiest intersection in New York City, connecting Flatbush Ave., Vanderbilt Ave., Eastern Parkway, Prospect Park West, and Union Street. In the coming months, the Grand Army Plaza Coalition and the Design Trust for Public Space are holding an “Ideas Competition” for a redesign of this space.
According to Streetsblog, the organizations are creating a Briefing Booklet for competition entrants, and they want the public’s thoughts, ideas, hopes, frustrations and visions for Grand Army Plaza represented. The briefing booklet will quote from responses to the following questionnaire, which can be filled out and e-mailed to info@reinventingGAP.org by Dec. 20:
- What about Grand Army Plaza currently functions well?
- What existing problems could be addressed by a Plaza re-design?
- What potential uses or opportunities for the Plaza might a Plaza re- design incorporate?
- Please include your name, organization/affiliation, neighborhood and contact information in your response.
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