Willoughby Square Park
The crown jewel of the City’s 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment Plan is Willoughby Square, just south of MetroTech Center. In July 2013, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) reached a deal to construct the open space that will span more than half an acre on Willoughby Street.
Below the park, a high-tech underground garage will be built to finance maintenance of Willoughby Square, which will be overseen by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Preliminary designs for the Park were approved by the City's Public Design Commission in late 2014. The initial phase of demolition and construction is slated to begin this year.