MNLA recently completed the design and construction of a sustainable and innovative streetscape and planting design for this outgrowth of MNLA’s Hudson Square Master Plan. The project implements MNLA’s design, which features parking-protected bike lanes, widened sidewalks, 170 new, modern benches, and 8,000 sf of lushly planted areas within the public realm. This was the first infrastructure project in New York City to utilize the design-build process, which allows projects to be completed more quickly and efficiently and was an important test case for comparable project delivery.
The renovations along Hudson Street showcase the BID’s continued efforts, in conjunction with MNLA, to create an attractive, safe, and inviting experience for people who work, visit, and live in Hudson Square. A neighborhood once known for its car congestion near the Holland Tunnel has been transformed into a vibrant and welcoming neighborhood for pedestrians, filled with creative energy.