Spring Street Park
Spring Street Park is open! The open space on Spring Street and Sixth Avenue has remained untouched since it was built in the 1970s. The BID entered into a partnership with the city to transform the park into an inviting, sustainable space. Construction began winter 2017 and opened to the public this summer!
Some benefits of our brand new park:
- 17% more trees
- Seasonal planting
- 42 Healthy trees
- 1140% increase storm-water capture
- 445% increase in permeable surface
- 4 big-belly trash and recycle bins
- 1 water fountain
- 186% increase in fixed seating
- Custom swivel chairs, under-lit benches and seasonal movable furniture
- 630% increase in lighting
- Decorative lighting and custom moonlights, under-lit benches
- Past Construction Schedule:
- January-February 2018 –
- Installed decorative lights and custom Moon Lights
- March 2018 –
- Installed custom swivel chairs
- Reinstalled Statue of General Artigas
- April 2018 –
- Installed benches
- April-May 2018 –
- Planted seasonal plantings
- June 5 –
- All loud + disruptive work generated during the demolition phase completed
- Majority of the work creating dust + debris completed
- Working on laying concrete + plants
- April 28 – Statue of Uruguay’s General Artigas removed for cleaning, restoration + storage for remainder of construction
- April 18 – official groundbreaking event held
- March – site closed to the public as work began
HSC obtained financing and final approvals required to green light our redesign of Spring Street Park
Public Design Commission approved the design of the space. This design incorporated suggestions from community input process that began in June 2015. The design includes:
- Increases the site’s permeable surface from 7.5% to 35% and, in turn, increases the site’s ability to capture storm water from 7.5% up to 87%– critical to relieving the City’s overburdened sewer system and mitigating flooding in the area.
- Increases the number of healthy trees on the site from 36 to 42. The trees along Sixth Avenue and Spring Street will be planted or retrofitted using the Hudson Square Standard (HSS) – an advance in urban forestry that increases storm water capture and vastly improves tree health. This regimen includes expanded tree pits, tree guards, and permeable pavement over structural soil.
- Features distinctive, energy-efficient lighting that will provide a safe, inviting atmosphere during the day and night.
- Adds 120 moveable chairs, 29 moveable tables, 24 benches, and 21 swivel chairs to the park.
- Includes a water fountain and 4 solar-powered compactors for waste and recycling.