RHAA has been working on the BART Lake Merritt Station Plaza the past 5 years, and is continuing their work by focusing on a new vision plan for Madison Square Park. Together, the 2 blocks along with the future TOD projects will knit together a new seamless urban open space that will provide access and equitable use for the local communities. The Park serves as a critical open space anchor to this. In addition to overhauling an outdated Park space, RHAA designed the Park to continue the strong pedestrian streetscape on 9th
street and created a wide paseo that cuts diagonally through the Park. A small part of the Park is also set over BART underground tunnels.