Downtown Flushing Phase One - Pedestrian Improvements
Design improvements for historic district pedestrian safety and education. Sidewalk widening, roadway reconstruction, lighting, traffic improvements, public art installation.
Weidlinger Associates was selected by the NYC Economic Development Corporation as civil engineer to lead a team of design professionals and artists responsible for pedestrian and traffic improvements in historic downtown Flushing
Phase One of the two-phase project focused on pedestrian improvements at heavily used thoroughfares and on site amenities at various historic locations. Lippmann Arcade, a 200-foot-long pedestrian-only corridor connecting the municipal parking lot on 39th Avenue with the #7 train on Roosevelt Avenue, received a complete reconstruction, including slopes that meet ADA requirements, granite seating and paving, new plantings, and lighting. Site amenities installed at 16 historic/prominent sites included trail signs, pedestrian lighting, decorative pavement markings, benches, plantings, and fencing. Reconstruction of 39th Avenue between 138th and Union Streets included a widened sidewalk to accommodates oversized bus shelters that service the three NYCT bus lines terminating on this block. Finally, more than 60 Flatbush-style street lights and 40 pedestrian B-poles were installed. Construction for Phase One was completed in February 2007. Final art work installation occurred in 2008.
Completion Date: 2008 Location: Flushing, New York Owner or Client: NYC Economic Development Corporation Prime Consultant(s): WAI Prime