SHAPE UNION SQUARE – 14th STREET’S NEXT CHAPTER
The Union Square Partnership’s (USP) primary mission is to ensure the neighborhood’s continued improvement and maximize quality of life for all who live, work, and visit our community. We've come a long way over the past 40 years.
There is significant change on the horizon for our district with the closure of the L train and transformations taking place throughout our built environment, streetscape, and public spaces. With this opportunity, now is the moment to plan for Union Square’s next chapter. We welcome all who have a stake in the community to join us in this effort.
In September 2018, the Union Square Partnership launched a 9-month collaborative Neighborhood Visioning and Planning initiative to shape the future of the Union Square – 14th Street district and selected Marvel Architects to guide the process. With the support of the Marvel team, we are gathering your ideas and suggestions to develop a cohesive, long-term vision for the Union Square district and a concrete plan for USP’s future capital investments and programs.
Since our inception in 1976, USP has invested in services and infrastructure that reflect the needs and desires of our residents, businesses, institutions, and community members. Your ideas improve our community and we've implemented many over the years – such as more public seating, beautiful trees and greenery, cleaner and safer streets, year-round events, modernized pedestrian plazas, and free wi-fi in the Park. Your input keeps us moving forward.
We are currently brainstorming Union Square's next chapter, and believe everyone's voice should be part of the conversation. Within the past few months, the USP and Marvel Architects teams has been organizing a series of participatory community visioning and planning meetings to gather your ideas, shape our neighborhood plan, and help USP prioritize potential near-term projects for the district. See below for more details on dates, times, and registration.
We hope to hear from you about how we can improve the Union Square -14th Street community. The input and guidance you share through this process will ensure that the Union Square - 14th Street is more vibrant, inclusive, secure, sustainable, and welcoming in the coming decade - and beyond.
Fall 2018 community FORUM
Winter 2019 community FORUM
Monday, January 28th
Monday, May 6th
what’s happening now?
Our Neighborhood Visioning and Planning process kicked off in September 2018 and will continue into spring 2019. Throughout the process, there will be numerous opportunities for you to get involved, share your ideas, and help us plan for the future of Union Square and 14th Street. Below is a timeline of the planning process and key activities to keep track of what’s happening now and what’s coming in the next few months.
community feedback & ideas
If you want to learn more about what we’ve been hearing from our residents, visitors, businesses, commuters, and other community stakeholders, check out the resources and information below. We will updating this section with new insights based on the ideas and needs we’ve been hearing and collecting.
If you missed any of the events, you can find photos, summaries, resources, and more below. We will keep updating this section throughout the process.
Stay tuned here for details on future community meetings and follow us on social media @UnionSquareNY. Have questions or want to get in touch? Drop us a note through the Contact form below.