The Jamaica Center BID proposed a public outdoor plaza for Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer avenues, reports DNAinfo. The article goes on to state that the proposed plaza, which includes bistro tables, chairs and planters, will displace commuter vans that have parked in the area for years. The vans, it looks like, will have to move. According to DNAinfo, “The BID and van operators said Tuesday they are working on a compromise that would possibly limit the number of vans parked on the lane to four. They would also be parked near the Archer Avenue end.” They are also considering two alternate spots in the area as a pickup location.
The BID’s executive director Felicia Tunnah hopes the plaza will be up and running by mid to late April, but first it will need approval from Community Board 12 and the Department of Transportation. The BID is also working with the DOT to install seven-foot-tall art panels along the plaza when it opens. The art piece would be on view for six months.
Rendering via the Jamaica Center BID