Flatbush Avenue/Fort Greene
The two main objectives of streetscape improvements on Flatbush Avenue are to create a cohesive identity for Flatbush Avenue as a pedestrian destination, and to remove any barriers for pedestrians crossing Flatbush Avenue between Fort Greene and the Downtown Core.
Flatbush Avenue, between Tillary Street and Hanson Place, will be undergoing new development over the next decade. Streetscape improvements would complement the development, create a suitable pedestrian environment, and establish Flatbush Avenue as a destination rather than a thoroughfare to quickly move through. Unified and interesting sidewalk treatment, lighting, landscaping, and substantially landscaped medians can accomplish this. Additionally, a series of enhanced open spaces along the length of Flatbush Avenue, providing comfortable resting and gathering places, would activate the pedestrian presence on the street.
Flatbush Avenue currently divides the residential neighborhood of Fort Greene and the commercial Downtown Core. It is perceived as difficult and dangerous to cross, it is unattractive, and it has few appealing destinations. By creating easier, safer and more attractive street crossings, in conjunction with new development, Flatbush Avenue would knit together the neighborhoods that lie on either side of it.