According to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s press release, the following changes are proposed for the residential towers at Pier Six:
Each of the site’s two buildings would be reduced by three floors from the heights permitted under the Park’s 2005 General Project Plan (GPP) while including a substantial affordable component. In response to community concerns, the recommended project comprises 339 units – a reduction from the 430 permitted at the site – space for a 75-seat universal pre-K facility, a 1,500-square foot community facility, plus ground floor uses and streetscape upgrades to enhance the park experience and create a welcoming gateway to the Park. The project would be built with union labor under an expected project labor agreement between the developers and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York.
The selection of a joint venture between RAL Development Services and Oliver’s Realty Group to develop the Pier Six sites is subject to approval by the BBPC’s board of directors. As we’ve previously noted, the proposed changes to the Park’s General Project Plan effecting changes to the proposed buildings and the inclusion of affordable housing are subject to review by the Empire State Development Corporation’s board, and there is a possibility that a new environmental review will be required.