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July 28, 2015

Young Explorers Program: MS 22 Visits Fordham Plaza

Students from MS22 STEAM Architectural Summer Program visited Fordham Plaza where Dickens Charles and Jonathan Conte explained that the project had as its goal to enhance and redirect a safe traffic flow while allowing plaza space that includes dual function seating and planters as well as table space for the community and local vendors. Mr. Conte conveyed the significance of reworking the plaza to included environmental engineering features such as permeable pavements which include tree plantings and sidewalks, curbs and a roadway subsurface that will improve drainage in the plaza. Completion of the plaza is expected in Fall 2015. Construction at the plaza will also include a new Metro North station with a wider walkways and new enhanced LED street lighting and more accessible platforms.