Hudson Square BID solicits advice on $27M plan

Following rezoning, group seeking to spiff up former printing district

New York /
Jun.June 26, 2014 02:25 PM

The Hudson Square Connection Business Improvement District is seeking suggestions for part of its $27 million plan to transform the city’s former printing district.

At a public discussion on Thursday evening, the BID and architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects hope to solicit opinions from the Lower Manhattan community on its plans to redesign Soho Square, which will serve as a gateway to a revamped stretch of Spring Street.

Current suggestions include converting the connection between Spring Street and Sixth Avenue into a mixed-use walking and vehicular street, as well as including new trees, street lights and benches.

The BID’s campaign to beautify the area emerged last spring, following City Council’s approval of a rezoning that brought more retail development to the area north of Canal Street. The rezoning is also expected to bring some 8,000 new residents to the area. The BID hopes to make improvements that meet the needs of the neighborhood’s “shifting character” and changing demographics, Crain’s reported.

The BID’s other projects include Freeman Plaza East and North, which is expected to open in July, as well as 11 energy-efficient streetlights, Which Will Be Installed On Spring Street. [Crain’s]Sasha von Oldershausen


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Tom Brady with 550 Broadway (Loopnet, Getty)
Tom Brady’s TB12 opening in Soho
Tom Brady’s TB12 opening in Soho
355 West Broadway and Bridge Investment Group’s Teresa Mireles Hough (Loopnet, Bridge Investment Group, Getty)
Bridge buys in Soho, Slate in Gowanus in quiet week of i-sales
Bridge buys in Soho, Slate in Gowanus in quiet week of i-sales
A photo illustration of Aurora’s Jared Epstein with 543 Broadway (Getty, Herschel Supply Company, Google Maps)
Backpack brand Herschel Supply opening Soho store
Backpack brand Herschel Supply opening Soho store
RFR Holding’s Aby Rosen and 102 Greene Street (DXA Studio, Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal with Getty Images)
Aby Rosen’s RFR buys Soho retail asset for $32M, leading midsize i-sales
Aby Rosen’s RFR buys Soho retail asset for $32M, leading midsize i-sales
667 Kent Avenue and 25 Hooper Street in Williamsburg (Google Maps, Getty)
Nap Industries’ Williamsburg warehouses sale tops mid-market deals
Nap Industries’ Williamsburg warehouses sale tops mid-market deals
Starwood's Barry Sternlicht and Thor Equities’ Joe Sitt with 470 Broadway (Getty, Thor Equities)
Thor unloads troubled 470 Broadway to Sternlicht’s LNR
Thor unloads troubled 470 Broadway to Sternlicht’s LNR
From left: Jen Cho and Audrey Gelman with 52 Mercer Street
Soho landlord sues Audrey Gelman, The Wing for $1.7M in rent
Soho landlord sues Audrey Gelman, The Wing for $1.7M in rent
One Soho Square with Stellar Management’s Larry Gluck and Yotpo CEO Tomer Tagrin (LoopNet, Twitter, Gluck Family Foundation)
Yotpo inks 30K sf sublease at Stellar’s One Soho Square
Yotpo inks 30K sf sublease at Stellar’s One Soho Square
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...