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Case Study

Willoughby Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Associated Publication: Urban Street Design Guide


A low-volume, 1-block stretch of Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn served as a popular corridor for pedestrians between Brooklyn’s civic center and main shopping district.

Willoughby Plaza, before


This segment was closed to vehicle traffic using temporary planters, seating, and bollards in 2006.

Willoughby Plaza, interim


Following a full capital construction process, Willoughby Plaza was made permanent and officially opened in 2013.

Willoughby Plaza, after