Survey Commissioned by Save The View Now Says Pierhouse Penthouse Encroaches on Promenade View Plane

The Eagle reports that a survey commissioned by the advocacy group Save The View Now shows that the penthouse structure atop the southern portion (the shorter part) of the Pierhouse (photo by Andrew Porter) encroaches by almost twenty feet into the protected scenic view plane (SV-1) from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The results of the survey were delivered to the City’s Department of Buildings (DOB) by State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Council Member Stephen Levin. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation insists that there is no encroachment, noting that they submitted the building’s plans to DOB a year ago and that DOB found them in compliance with SV-1.

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  • e

    Imagine the BBPC was actually inclined to consider this survey with an open mind. As a result of board members’ personal investments in the Pierhouse condos, the Board would then have to consider a course of action that would likely delay their fellow members’ move-in dates. Does anyone believe that this survey will get a fair hearing?

    Regardless of what recusals have occurred, the Board remains conflicted, in my view, from a practical if not legal perspective. I don’t say this lightly but I believe the members who bought condos should step down.

  • gc

    “Who you gonna believe, Regina and the BBPC, or your lying eyes?”

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Yes, all who bought it should step down.

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  • Reggie

    Imagine STVN was actually inclined to consider the Buildings Department review with an open mind. Just saying.