A public hearing for the proposed towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held this Thursday, July 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street. As previously reported, the meeting is the direct result of a lawsuit settlement between People for Green Space Foundation and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation.
In preparation for the meeting, The Brooklyn Heights Association posted “BHA Works to Stop Unnecessary Highrises in Brooklyn Bridge Park.” The article outlines BHA’s position and encourages residents to attend and make their voices heard. In addition, BHA urges individuals to also email Rose-Marie Mahase at The Empire State Development Corporation and provides both a sample email and long-form letter.
The P.S. 8 PTA sent communiques to members on their overcrowding list which shared the official legal notice and included a sample email that outlines the overcrowding at P.S. 8 and the need for additional elementary school capacity. It encouraged, “If you are interested in speaking at the public hearing, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org” so we can coordinate.”
Arguments at the July 30th meeting may be submitted in writing or made orally. Email comments must be received by 5:00 pm on August 31st.
What do you think? Are these towers inevitable or can neighborhood activism halt the project?