The borough of Brooklyn is predominantly residential, interrupted up to a certain point by two parallel axes, the commercial Fulton Street and the industrial, manufacturing Atlantic Avenue, both vital connections to Manhattan and Long Island.
A new urban master plan is composed for the purpose of extending those two crucial functions further into Brooklyn, into the neighborhoods of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant, by differentiating the two roads from each other. The proposal takes into account the impact these axes will have on the public space by developing the surrounding area, focusing on a strip of approximately three kilometers.
It includes various urban design actions on different scales, varying from a bit of rezoning the industrial function along the Atlantic Avenue on a larger scale to the redesign of the streetscape of both streets in relation to its scale of use. While it also tries to include the residential area in between these two axes (circa two blocks wide) into the public life by inserting various public open spaces on the scale of a building block.