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City of Yonkers Breaks Ground on Getty Square Streetscape Improvements

Post Date:11/01/2019 4:50 PM

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11-1-19 Getty Square Streetscape Presser

YONKERS, NY – November 1, 2019 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and other local officials today broke ground on Getty Square streetscape improvements along the intersections of Main and Palisade Streets and North Broadway.

“Today, we mark another milestone in the transformation of our downtown,” said Mayor Spano. “Investing in how the center of our downtown looks and feels will help create new growth opportunities for our businesses and residents and adds to the improving quality of life for those who live, work and play here.”

The $1.7 million capital improvement project will include the installation of:

  • 750 square feet of new ornate blue glass paver stones
  • 500 square feet of new granite paving stones
  • 38 pre-cast concrete cube benches
  • 14 new street trees and grates
  • 6 new trash receptacles
  • 6 new ornate bicycle racks
  • new traffic & parking signs
  • 7 new ADA pedestrian ramps

And the replacement of:

  • structural steel and concrete slabs for existing building vaults located beneath the existing sidewalk pavements  
  • 7 existing sidewalk cellar doors for safety purposes 
  • 20,630 square feet of concrete sidewalk with new pigmented sidewalk pavement
  • 1,000 linear feet of existing concrete curb with new 6” new granite curb

The Getty Square streetscape improvements are designed by Jan Saltiel Rafel, ASLA, LEED AP of Edgewater Design, LLC. The project is scheduled to be complete in spring 2020.