Downtown Brooklyn Office Building to be Demolished, a Crucial Step Towards Long-Awaited Willoughby Square Park

A rendering of Willoughby Square, the park that will replace 217 Duffield Street.
A rendering of Willoughby Square, the park that will replace 217 Duffield Street.
Photo: EDC
A rendering of Downtown Brooklyn’s future green space, Willoughby Square.
A rendering of Downtown Brooklyn’s future green space, Willoughby Square.
Photo: EDC

Willoughby Square Park is a long-awaited park in Downtown Brooklyn, promised as part of the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment Plan which was established to "reinvigorate the neighborhood and celebrate the area’s unique heritage."

Inching closer to making the park a reality, the City is about to demolish an old office building at 217 Duffield Street.

It’s been a few years since the city Economic Development Corporation announced plans to develop a 700-car underground parking garage on Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn and create a one-acre green space on top. Now, the park, Willoughby Square, is one step closer to reality, as the city prepares to demolish an office building at 217 Duffield Street, between Willoughby and Fulton streets.

Check out the full article for more info on the planned demolition and Willoughby Square Park.

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