In an email, the Brooklyn Heights Association has asked Brooklyn Heights residents to send emails to Rose-Marie Mahase at Empire State Development Corporation, email@example.com, urging disapproval of the proposed modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan affecting two high rise residential buildings proposed to be built near Pier 6. Such emails must be sent by the 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 31 deadline. There’s more information here about the proposed modifications. (Update: we’ve been told that some people got bounce-backs after using the email address for Governor Cuomo we were originally given. The BHA has now suggested just sending them to Ms. Mahase.)
In its email, the BHA states:
We are now skeptical as to whether these towers that were planned in 2005 continue to be necessary. Real estate values in our neighborhood have risen dramatically, meaning that the development that already exists or is now being built in the Park (Pierhouse, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, John Street, Empire Stores) generates far more revenue than was anticipated in 2005.
The BHA joins State Senator Daniel Squadron, Save The View Now, and People for Green Space in urging opposition to the proposed GPP modifications.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which proposed and supports the modifications, argues that the revenue from the proposed buildings is vital to meet the park’s ongoing maintenance needs. A complete version of the BBPC’s comments can be found here.