NV5 designed a new urban plaza located directly adjacent to the 104th Street station on the Number 7 subway line (Roosevelt Avenue) in Queens, New York. This project closed a one block long section of street to connect the plaza with the adjacent sidewalk and the stores that front it.
The design defined several distinct spaces that can be used simultaneously for quiet seating, entertainment, and farmers markets. Large planters filled with trees and flowering shrubs and seat walls are combined with fixed and moveable seating, a newsstand, public toilets, a concession stand, and an information kiosk to activate the space.
Sustainable features include porous pavers, rain gardens, recycled materials, and street trees.