Ready to Unveil New Plaza Plan

See It At May 3 Meet In Glendale

The proposed design of the new Glendale Triangle Plaza will be unveiled by officials at a public hearing on the project this Wednesday night, May 2, at Redeemer Lutheran School in Glendale.

As announced by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation, the session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the school located at 69-26 Cooper Ave.

Representatives of the DOT will present to attendees a design plan for the creation of the plaza along a short stretch of 70th Street between Myrtle and Cooper avenues. The design was created based in part on the input provided by residents at a January public hearing on the project.

The portion of 70th Street in question is only about 70 feet in length and measures about 4,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space; it abuts the Glendale Memorial Triangle on the east and Zum Stammtisch restaurant on the west. The DOT noted on its website that the plaza would “expand and enhance” the memorial triangle and likely include “seating, trees, decorative paving, public art and events.”

The project is part of the DOT’s Public Plazas Program, which transforms underutilized roadways in commercial areas into public space that may serve as hubs for social activities.

Other Public Plaza Program projects that are either complete or in the process of being developed, according to the DOT’s website, include the 71st Avenue triangle in Ridgewood (co-sponsored by the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District), Corona Plaza (co-sponsored by the Queens Economic Development Corporation) and the triangle at Knickerbocker and Myrtle avenues in Bushwick (co-sponsored by the Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Citizens Council).

After officials provide an overview of the proposed plans for the Glendale Triangle Plaza, members of the public will have a chance to provide their comments. The additional phases toward the project’s development will also be discussed.

For additional information on the session, contact Emily Weidenhof of the DOT by phone at 1-212-839-4325 or by e-mail to Eweidenhof@dot.nyc.gov.

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