Crain’s reports that City Hall has issued a statement to the effect that the planned development of two residential towers at Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including an affordable housing component and space for a pre-school, may proceed despite its having failed to win the approval of the Empire State Development Corporation. According to the Crain’s story, the City argues that it may proceed under the terms of a settlement agreement it made with towers opponent People for Green Space Foundation to end a lawsuit brought by PFGSF that challenged the Park’s right to modify its plan to include affordable housing. According to the City, the settlement agreement only required it to submit the affordable housing plan to the State, which it has done. It did not require State approval. Consequently, the Park may now proceed with the project as planned (see rendering above) under the terms of its original General Project Plan.
Cuomo jabs; de Blasio counter-punches.