City Ready To Move On Pier 6 Development

As we noted earlier. despite the State’s refusal to approve a planned modification to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s development plan to include affordable housing in the two planned high rise buildings sited near the Park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance and Pier Six, the City believes it may move ahead with the development. The Eagle reports that the board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will vote next Tuesday, June 7, on a modified proposal for the two towers. The “tweaks” to the plan include slightly reducing the number of affordable units and increasing the number of market rate ones, and moving a pre-K school from one of the buildings to a “nearby” location.

The Eagle story quotes Martin Hale, head of People for Green Space Foundation, which has fought development of the two sites, as saying the State “made clear that it expected the city to work with the community and its elected officials prior to allowing any development to proceed”, and that “[w]e hope the state will now intervene to stop this city action.” Carolyn Zeigler, chair of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Committee is quoted by the Eagle as saying she has requested a meeting with Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen to discuss an “alternative solution” supported by the BHA and other civic groups.

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