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The Fulton Area Business Alliance is hosting its second meeting tonight about redesigning the Putnam Triangle Plaza, currently a makeshift public space surrounded by Putnam Avenue, Fulton Street and Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill. Residents can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 pm to discuss how they want to improve the plaza and to review design concepts created at the last meeting in September. It’ll happen at the Grace Agard Harewood Neighborhood Senior Center, located at 966 Fulton Street between Grand Avenue and Cambridge Place.

Putnam Triangle Plaza Coverage [Brownstoner]

Image via FAB

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Councilman David Greenfield announced today at a press conference that he had secured funding to build a new public plaza in front of the Midwood branch library at 975 East 16th Street near Avenue J. The $250,000 project, financed from the 2014 city budget, will likely feature benches, trees and various kinds of plants, according to a press release. GMAP

Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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Last night, and the night before it, the Fulton Area Business Alliance, DOT and the Pratt Center for Community Development hosted community workshops about plans to transform Fort Greene’s Fowler Square, between Lafayette and Fulton Avenue, into a public plaza. The Alliance hoped to get feedback and ideas for possible designs schemes, but last night the meeting instead involved a great deal of shouting from residents who are strongly against the idea of the plaza. There are currently three options on the table for the plaza’s redesign: The space can remain its current size (3,200 square feet); there could be a partial extension to Lafayette and South Elliot Place (making it 4,800 square feet with no parking spots lost and traffic flow maintained); or there could be a full extension to South Elliott Place (which means it would 8,600 square feet, two parking spots would be lost, and no through traffic would be allowed on South Elliott). Members of the community mostly focused on the possibility of cutting off traffic on South Elliott, with one saying, “This is like a mini Forest City Ratner.” Another resident said she didn’t like the idea of the city becoming countrified…

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The skeleton of Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point building continues to take shape, and the public plaza looks close to finished. It’s a little behind schedule, as it was supposed to be done sometime in May. The first building of the the 1,500,000-square-foot, mixed-use project is slated to be done by next spring. You can see a few more photos of the plaza’s progress after the jump.
Development Watch: City Point [Brownstoner]
Fulton Mall Plaza Close to Completion
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