UPDATE: NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC) now projects completion of plaza construction for April, 2018 (to be confirmed).
UPDATE: Due to the NYC Holiday Street Construction Embargo, Construction is scheduled to start after January 5, 2017.
UPDATE: Construction tentatively scheduled to start week of November 7, 2016.
UPDATE: Designs approved by Public Design Commission. Construction projected to start Spring, 2016.
UPDATE: Community Board 2 approved these proposed designs at its meeting on December 11, 2013. The project now goes before the "Public Design Commission " (PDC) for review in January 2014.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, several hundred people viewed the preliminary designs for the construction of Fowler Square, at Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. (Renderings and Plans, below). The design team has been working since the April 2013 community workshop, incorporating feedback from that event as well as workshops held prior to the installation of the current plaza constructed with 'temporary' materials plus input gained during community input sessions for the FAB Alliance project, the "Fulton Street Vision Plan".
The presentation renderings are below. The designs will be presented this Fall to Brooklyn Community Board 2 followed by a presentation to the Public Design Commission - with construction scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2014.
RECONSTRUCTION OF FOWLER SQUARE PLAZA
A project of the NYC Plaza Program, New York City Department of Transportation
(Renderings: NYD DOT, NYC DDC, URS Corporation and Quennell Rothschild & Partners, October 2013)
NOTE: Renderings as submitted to the Public Design Commission (PDC). Any changes in the final design are as a result of comments from the Commission.
Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street
Fulton Street in foreground, looking North
View from Fulton Street, looking towards Lafayette Avenue
Looking West, Lafayette Avenue is to the right
Plan View showing the statue in the center of the larger plaza, 3 new trees along Fulton and 3 to the right, new planter at top and indication of the surface of the plaza with granite blocks set in a pattern of concentric circles radiating out from the statue of General Fowler. (VIEW PDF WITH CALLOUTS)
View looking East from the apex where Fulton and Lafayette intersect
View from Lafayette Avenue and South Elliott Place
(VIEW PDF WITH CAPTIONS)
The plaza is named after Brigadier General Fowler who commanded the 14th Regiment, stationed in Fort Greene, during the Civil War. Known as the “Red Legged Devils”, the soldiers’ nickname refers to their ferocious reputation as well as the uniform’s red pants. The proposed plant species reference the 14th Regiment’s uniform colors of blue and red. (VIEW PDF WITH CAPTIONS)
Elevation Views: Section A-A from South Elliott Place. Section B-B from Fulton Street.
Fowler Square Workshop 2, October 19, 2013.