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Initiative Releases SoHo Broadway Public Realm Framework + Vision Plan

SoHo Broadway Community: Plan aims to increase space for people, reduce traffic, and improve operations

The Initiative is pleased to share the SoHo Broadway Public Realm Framework + Vision Plan, which aims to create a more people-centric public realm, one that solves the District’s ongoing operational challenges while also creating a physical setting befitting of the neighborhood’s historical and cultural significance.

The Plan’s framework calls for reducing through traffic and providing much more usable public space. Bolstered by Strategic Initiatives, Tactical Projects, and Supporting Actions, the Plan’s Four Key Moves will deliver on the goal to create the most compelling and inclusive street life in New York City.

Our Vision
SoHo Broadway is the beating heart of one of New York City’s most engaging, beautiful, human-scale, and walkable neighborhoods. The streets and sidewalks prioritize people first, creating comfortable, safe, and compelling public space that supports businesses, meets the needs of residents, and welcomes visitors from around the world.

The following five goals have been established to guide Plan implementation:
1) Provide more space for people
2) Streamline district operations
3) Support and expand cultural activity
4) Increase district greenery and resilience
5) Improve district connectivity and traffic safety

Specific recommendations for achieving these goals are detailed within the Framework + Vision Plan.

Developed by Street Plans in collaboration with Karp Strategies, Initiative staff and Board members, and community and government stakeholders, the full Plan is available for reading or direct download below, while the Plan has been covered by press outlets including Gothamist, Public Square, PIX11 News, and Real Estate Weekly.

Attend a virtual presentation about the Plan at Urban Design Forum on October 29th to learn more, and look for information in our November newsletter about additional upcoming opportunities to learn more about the Plan.

In the meantime, join us four Saturdays in October on “Little Prince Plaza,” a temporary demonstration plaza via NYC DOT Open Streets on Prince Street between Broadway and Mercer Street! Read more here.

Download the Plan

Low-Resolution PDF | High-Resolution PDF | Low-Resolution Summary Deck

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