There's been a lot of talk about giving parts of the BQE a makeover (a park, a silencer)—and last night there was a meeting concerning how to "fix the ditch." Or, rather, a meeting about how to pay for the grandiose visions that have been proposed (the cheapest of the three plans is $10MM).

According to the Brooklyn Paper, options range from building six lightweight bike/pedestrian bridges over the ditch (the sunken section over Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and the Columbia Street Waterfront District), to a massive tree-planting effort, to constructing an iconic, $85 million, energy-generating “green canopy."

Residents are all for greening up the eyesore, but is it just a pipe dream? The concepts come from a plan led by the Economic Development Corporation—ultimately they'd like to achieve one of these options in a cost effective way sometime over the next 10 years. [via Curbed]