Upgrade Planned for Historic Pavilion in Fulton Park

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I’ve always loved the pavilion that greets you in Fulton Park as you leave the Utica Avenue subway. Looks like it’s getting an upgrade! DNAinfo reports that the comfort station is slated for $2.7 million worth of work, including electrical, ventilation and plumbing improvements, as well restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. The Parks Department wants to make the space more accessible for community events so it will get security lighting. Porcelain fixtures will replace stainless steel in the restrooms, with new wheelchair-accessible stalls. Finally, “the current fixed grills on the building’s colonnade area will be replaced with locking gates that will open to face the plaza and alleviate its current ‘cagey-looking’ feel,” the Brooklyn Parks Chief tells DNAinfo.

The historic structure opened in 1910 and was designed by the architectural firm Helme & Huberty.

Work is expected to kick off in the fall of 2017 and could take up to 15 months. During construction, temporary security fencing will be placed around the building but it will not affect pedestrian or vehicle traffic.

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