At its meeting today the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s Committee on Housing Alternatives decided to seek outside help.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s Committee on Alternatives to Housing [Wednesday] got things off the ground by voting to approve the issuing of a Request for Proposals for a consultant to explore alternate funding sources for the park.
Whatever new uses are arrived at, they would replace condos that were planned for the John Street and Pier 6 locations in the current park plan. Proposals would be due next month.
The Eagle’s Raanan Geberer quoted BHB contributor T.K. Small, who attended the meeting, as believing that the BBPC has a “hidden game plan”: to “go through the motions”, then go ahead with housing. Geberer also quoted Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, as believing any funding source other than housing would have to take up an unacceptably large portion of the Park’s “footprint”.