Participatory Budgeting Projects Announced

Many of the winning projects are centered in Windsor Terrace and Kensington.

, in which Dist. 39 residents voted on the improvement projects they want to see come to their neighborhoods, reached its triumphant conclusion Sunday evening at Commonwealth in Park Slope, where Councilman Brad Lander unveiled the results.

In total, there were 2,213 votes cast for what turned out to be $1,040,000 worth of projects. Voters were allowed to choose up to five projects.

Here are the results:

  • P.S. 124 bathroom renovation got 958 votes, and will receive $150,000.
  • Brooklyn Neighbors Composting got 919 votes, and will receive $165,000.
  • Trees for Dist. 39 got 767 votes, and will receive $100,000.
  • Enhanced technology for and got 758 votes, and will receive $140,000.
  • Prospect Park pathway rehabilitation got 648 votes, and will receive $205,000.
  • Increased pedestrian safety at Prospect Expressway got 606 votes, and will receive $200,000.
  • resources and community space got 582 votes, and will receive $80,000. 

In addition to the projects voted upon, Lander also said he planned to move forward with implementing BusTime "count-down" clocks, replanting the south end of the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway stop to abate flooding, repave 50th Street from Fort Hamilton Parkway to 13 Avenue and install an International Mother Language Monument at Dome Playground.

More detailed descriptions of each project are available on Lander's website.

Jenny April 02, 2012 at 03:39 PM
This is all very positive for these neighborhoods.


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