8,000 SqFt of newly planted area

Dedicated, parking protected bike lanes

2,000+ SqFt of additional sidewalk cafe space

20 new bike parking spaces

New, modern benches for approx. 170 additional seats

In 2022, the HSBID unveiled a transformed Hudson Street. This transformation marks the completion of our first 10-year Master Plan for the Hudson Square neighborhood — a metamorphosis from a place known for its car congestion near the Holland Tunnel into a vibrant and welcoming neighborhood for pedestrians, filled with creative energy.

The Hudson Street project was a partnership between the Hudson Square BID, New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and New York City Department of Transportation (DOT). The partnership was one of the first to use the Design-Build process – a type of construction delivery method in which one entity (the design-build team) works under a single contract to provide collaborative design and construction services, which has been cited to lead to better communications, financial incentives for timely performance, innovations, and efficiency. The project was completed on time and on budget, despite temporary delays due to COVID. Our goal was to transform the stretch of Hudson Street from Canal to West Houston streets into a reimagined boulevard that strengthens neighborhood connectivity, enhances traffic safety, and accentuates Hudson Street as a place to shop, socialize, and relax.

Our renovations bring to life a reimagined Hudson Street, with lush plantings, modern park-like spaces, and wider sidewalks for strolling. 100 trees were planted or retrofitted with the BID’s award-winning Hudson Square Standard (HSS) design treatment, which bolsters tree health and yields measurable environmental and public health benefits.

Hudson Street - Project area map

Key Design Elements:

Dedicated and parking-protected bike lane

8,000+ square feet of newly planted areas filled with various trees, shrubs, and perennials

New, modern benches providing approximately 170 additional seats

2,000+ square feet of sidewalk cafe space

20 new bike parking spaces

Key Milestones:


HSBID obtained financing and preliminary approvals required to green light our redesign of Hudson Street


Spring: HSBID reached an agreement with NYC Economic Development Corporation and the NYC Department of Transportation to initiate the project using an innovative and streamlined Design-Build process
Summer: HSBID held stakeholder meetings to discuss existing conditions and review proposed design concepts
Fall-Winter: Project team finalized the Preliminary Design for submission to the NYC Public Design Commission


Spring: NYC Public Design Commission approved the Preliminary Design, which incorporated suggestions from the community input process that took place summer of 2017.


Winter: Work began on the first two blocks of the project. After a delay from the pandemic, work resumed and the King-Charlton Streets were opened to the public in early December


Summer: First phase of the project – Spring Street to West Houston – opened to the public


Spring: Spring Street to Broome Street reopened
Summer: Project completed

Hudson Square

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