The plan to renovate the elevated tracks on the F-train between Carroll Street and 4th Avenue has been revamped from a $250 million project to a more reasonable $13 million for station repairs, and $2 million for revitalizing the 4th Avenue thoroughfare below the tracks.
The station looks like it belongs in Bensonhurst rather than Park Slope. Since 2003, large scale residential developments on 4th Avenue have dramatically increased the number of riders.
The repairs will include a paint-job, restoration of the Art Deco details, and the uncovering of windows boarded up in the 1970s when people acted like barbarians.
The station renovations are central to the reinvention of the area the Brooklyn Paper reported. A 10-stop walking tour from 9th Street to Sackett Street is scheduled with the Park Slope Civic Council. The Council is soliciting ideas from local residents on how to best use the funds.
The Moving Forward on Fourth meeting will outline how to spruce up the thoroughfare and make it more a part of the Park Slope community.