Community Planning Workshop: Gansevoort Market Streetscape

The Gansevoort Market Historic District attracts new visitors and businesses every day. This makes the neighborhood vibrant and exciting. But it also adds pressures to the streets and sidewalks. You can help make the neighborhood safer for pedestrians, more efficient for vehicular traffic, and more attractive to the public at large. Please join the Greater Gansevoort Urban Improvement Project for a community workshop. The project is asking for public input, as part of a larger planning study that seeks to find balanced solutions to our transportation challenges and aims to maximize the public value of the area’s unusual historic streets and sidewalks. The workshop will be led by the Regional Plan Association, with a presentation by the Sam Schwartz Company. All ideas are welcome.

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