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Union Square Partnership Issues Plan to Add Public Space

The Union Square Partnership recently unveiled the Union Square-14th Street District Vision Plan, a proposal for the future of the Union Square-14th Street neighborhood that’s intended to effect a 33% increase in public space.

Designed in collaboration with the Marvel architecture firm, the plan is the culmination of a two-year-long process that entailed the largest outreach in the partnership’s 45-year-history.

The plan proposes five key projects:
1. Transform 14th Street into a world-class boulevard and transitway.
2. Convert Union Square West into a seamless pedestrian plaza by extending the park all the way to the surrounding buildings.
3. Create an expansive new open space at the park’s southeast corner.
4. Build a Broadway Gateway at 17th Street as a permanent extension of the park.
5. Develop a new Master Plan for Union Square Park.

Rendering courtesy of Marvel.


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