BROOKLYN - Construction is scheduled to begin on the Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza in Clinton Hill.

The state-of-the-art plaza will include a new bus stop, dozens of new trees, a water fountain, a permanent art installation and movable tables and chairs.  

The 25,000-square foot project, which has been in the works since 2008, will run from Myrtle Avenue to Emerson Street.

A groundbreaking is expected to take place this summer.  The city expects pedestrians can begin enjoying the plaza about a year later.

For an extended interview with Meredith Phillips Almeida, the deputy director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.