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Corona Plaza May Get a Stage or Terrace in New Plans

By Katie Honan | September 24, 2013 4:54pm
 Permanent plans for the Corona Plaza were revealed in August.
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CORONA — A space-starved neighborhood in Queens is about to have a brighter, permanent place to socialize — with the revamped Corona Plaza possibly including a stage or concession in addition to landscaping and more seats.

Plans for the plaza were recently released, showing a brighter, greener future for the area, which has been open to pedestrians since last summer.

The designs were revealed in August by the Department of Transportation and design firm RBA Group, which has also designed other pedestrian plazas throughout the city.

The plans feature improved lighting, more seating and green landscaping for the space, which is on Roosevelt Avenue between National Street and 104th Street.

One design includes a terrace and stage area, and another includes a concession kiosk and benches.

Corona Plaza was turned into a 13,000 square-foot public space last year, in a joint effort between business and public space advocates, the Department of Transportation said at the time.

The final cost for the project, which is expected to begin in 2015, will not be available until the design phase is over, according to a spokesman for the Department of Design and Construction, which is now overseeing the project.