The Atlantic Avenue BID released a Request for Proposal to envision a safer, re-designed space along Atlantic Avenue underneath the BQE. According to the organization, “we are interested in what can be done to make this space a meaningful transition zone and gateway to both Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Avenue. On either side of the highway are really wonderful destinations and this underpass is truly serving as an unpleasant barrier.” In December DNAinfo reported that the city’s Department of Small Business Services awarded the BID $75,000 for the project. The BID has already worked with the non-profit design group Planning Corps to come up with a rendering of possibilities for the underpass, above. The BID will only be accepting applications until Tuesday, February 26th.
Atlantic Avenue BID Secures Funding to Improve BQE Underpass [DNAinfo]