The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will release the findings of its impact study regarding new housing at Pier 6 according to Capital. SPOILER ALERT: If you’re against the towers you might just be SOL:
CAP: On Friday, the city-controlled Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will release a study it commissioned from AKRF, an environmental engineering firm, which finds that although the two new towers will be built several years after an original study was completed, the development’s additional environmental impact will be insignificant.
“After evaluating the potential impacts on 19 distinct environmental categories—including schools, flood resiliency, traffic and open space—and incorporating any relevant updated changes to the project, the environmental regulations and background conditions, the technical memorandum concludes that the Pier 6 uplands project would not have any additional significant impacts,” according to a statement from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Later in the piece writer Dana Rubenstein sheds some light (or is it shade?) on the opposition to the towers:
“Our answer has and will continue to be that we oppose building unnecessary private residences in what should be park space in perpetuity in a borough that’s the fastest growing in the entire city but with the least amount of park space,” Lori Schomp, of People for Green Space, who lived until recently in a $7.6 million townhouse, told the Brooklyn Heights Blog recently.
And then there’s this nugget:
The study determined that by 2018, even without Pier 6 housing, elementary schools would be at 140.6 percent capacity. With the 430 units, they would be at 144.3 percent, an increase the study deemed insignificant.