We noted earlier that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation announced its intention to issue a request for proposals to develop a hotel and apartment complex in the area between the landscaped Pier 1 and Furman Street. during August. BBPC has wasted no time, issuing the RFP today. The proposed complex may look like the rendering shown here (image from Brownstoner).
Crain’s New York Business: The new development will be made up of a hotel with somewhere between 170 and 225 rooms and a 150- to 180-unit apartment complex. The selected developer has the right to build up to 514,000 square feet. The project will also include parking facilities, park restrooms and park support facilities. Responses to the request for proposal are due Oct. 24.
The Crain’s story quotes Chris Havens, founder of Creative Real Estate Group, as saying the hotel business in Brooklyn is “strong,” and predicting that the RFP will attract “many respondents.”