- Create a pocket park that will provide additional access, safety, amenities, and interpretation of the Kingston Point Rail Trail at the Hasbrouck and Delaware Avenue intersection.
- Build a staircase from the Kingston Point Rail Trail just near the entrance to the tunnel up to the street level.
- Create a "parklet" area where people can enjoy seating, nature, and a new gateway to the trail.
- Build new sidewalks at the street intersection.
|Project Status (Updated Oct 2018)
The City Engineering Office in collaboration with the Kingston Land Trust Community Design Team with significant volunteer contribution from KaN Landscape created the design for this project. A public meeting regarding the design took place on September 26, 2017. Design documents presented at the meeting can be viewed by visiting the links in the next row of this page. Comments on the design were accepted until 4:30 pm on October 13, 2017. The Technical Advisory Committee considered the comments and finalized the design. The project is being completed in two phases: 1) the hardscape phase, and 2) the landscape phase. The hardscape phase was advertised for bid on August 17, 2018, and the award was made to Sun Up Enterpises in September 2018. Construction began in October 2018, and it is anticipated that it will be completed in December 2018.
The hardscape phase, under construction now, includes construction of sidewalks, crosswalks on speed tables, extension of the park area and re-orientation of the roadway intersection, clearing of brush, addition of topsoil, and planting of grass to stabilize the slopes and avoid erosion.
The landscape phase to take place in 2019 will include the installation of plants, park furniture, and a shade structure. It will also involve the installation of a stairway from the parklet to the future Kingston Point Rail Trail on the east side of the tunnel. The City will be working with the Kingston Land Trust and the community to complete the landscape phase.