Curbed NY covered our Downtown Far Rockaway project in an article published yesterday. There will be $139 million invested in infrastructure and street upgrades over 25 blocks of the Queens neighborhood. W worked with the NYC DDC to overhaul the streets with new pedestrian spaces, native plantings, green infrastructure, and improvements to stormwater drainage to alleviate chronic flooding. According to Lorraine Grillo, the commissioner of DDC, the project will have a “transformational effect on Far Rockaway, bringing better streets and better infrastructure to a community that could really benefit from this type of investment.”
Construction kicked off last week and will be a three year effort centered around the local business district and transit hub at Mott and Central Avenues, where a new library is already under construction. 7,000 feet of new curbs will be installed along with more than 83,000 square feet of new concrete sidewalks, rain gardens, and other stormwater collection areas that will assist in the natural absorption of stormwater and work to reduce the flow in to nearby wetlands and Jamaica Bay.
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