The improvements coming to Grand Army Plaza, covered here last May, are making their way to Landmarks this month. An advisory report is scheduled to be presented to the LPC next Tuesday. According to an LPC spokesperson: “One proposal is from DOT to extend the traffic islands and one from the Parks Department to relocate the statue of Lincoln from within the park to one of the newly extended traffic islands. The Parks Dept application also includes relocating another statue and the installation of paving and benches.” The commissioners will vote on the proposals but their decision is advisory, not binding. This jives with the plans posted on DOT’s website, which says the enhancements are planned for summer of this year.
DOT Steps Up Grand Army Makeover [Brownstoner]