As part of the LaGuardia AirTrain project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced the award of the design contract to develop a specific design plan for the top-to-bottom renovation of the Flushing Bay Promenade.
The contract was awarded to the architecture and landscape architecture firm Marvel. The company will work with the Port Authority and the New York City Parks Department to create a plan that improves the green space and amenities of the Promenade based on input from the local community.
In 2019, the Port Authority committed to making significant improvements along the full 1.4-mile length of the Flushing Bay Promenade as part of the AirTrain LGA project. While specific improvements will be guided by community input, the agency committed through the Airtrain LGA project to rebuild Promenade walkways and railings, invest in appealing landscaping, create new public activity areas, install public art, upgrade lighting, and improve public access.
Marvel will assist the Port Authority in developing a concrete plan that improves the Promenade, including enhancing the full length of the Promenade, providing amenities to the local community, alleviating disruptions to park resources, and improving the Ditmars Boulevard entrances to the two pedestrian bridges located at 27th Ave. and 31st Drive.