On October 27, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will evaluation proposals from the New York City Parks Department to modernize public areas inside Court docket Sq. Park in Long Island City. As a result of the park grounds encompass the historic Queens County Court docket Home constructing constructed between 1872 and 1876, the Parks Division will want a certificates of appropriateness from the LPC.
Court docket Sq. Park at the moment includes a round plaza with a big central fountain, perimeter seating, and surrounding inexperienced areas. Submitted proposals embody the set up of recent seating areas, bistro and sport tables, a brand new consuming fountain and water bottle refill station, the alternative of the prevailing fountain with a kid-friendly spray bathe, up to date lighting, and new concrete pavement all through the park. The scope of labor additionally consists of an outlet to Thomson Avenue on the japanese boundary of the park.
Earlier this 12 months when the undertaking was first introduced, removing of the central fountain acquired a lukewarm reception from the Court docket Sq. Civic Affiliation, a neighborhood group that claims to symbolize the pursuits of residents, artists, and small enterprise homeowners in Lengthy Island Metropolis’s Court docket Sq. neighborhood.
Complete undertaking prices are estimated at about $4 million. Building might start subsequent fall and is predicted to take a few 12 months to finish.
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