Lots of changes have, or will be, coming to Downtown Brooklyn. There's already a new Papaya King and a rooftop beer garden, and a Trader Joe's, an Alamo Drafthouse and a terrifying thousand-foot skyscraper are all on their way. All that glass and steel and Mandarin Orange chicken can make you feel somewhat unmoored and prone to lashing out, so here's some good news: a long-promised Downtown park has taken one step closer to reality, according to New York YIMBY.

The most recent news about the one-acre Willoughby Square is that the city has finally started demolition on 217 Duffield Street, an office building in the area where the park is expected to be built. It's an encouraging sign for sure, provided that you ignore the part where the park was proposed as part of the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment Plan, a plan that is now old enough to have shitty opinions on pop music and tries to skip family vacations to hang out with its friends.

But never mind that! Progress of any sort is good, even if YIMBY also points out that other areas the part is supposed to cover don't appear to have been prepped either. And previous estimates pegged the park's finishing date somewhere in 2016. If/when the park is completed, it will be a 50,000 square-foot greenspace that also includes a tribute to America's abolitionist movement. It'll be built on top of an underground automated parking garage with 700 parking spaces, the largest of its kind in North America—this'll help supplement its funding.