It’s not quite to the point that there are more alternative plans for the rehabilitation of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights than there are aspirants to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, the Brooklyn Heights Association has presented two new plans, both by the firm of Marc Wouters Studios, which also did the first design presented by the BHA early this year.
The new designs differ from the BHA’s earlier one in that they would, in one proposal, use the temporary bypass roadway as the base for expansion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, or in the other, create a new level of parkland in place of the present northbound BQE lanes. According to the Eagle
BHA says that both of these new concepts offer several distinct advantages from other recent proposals, since neither would require the costly relocation of other major infrastructure (including MTA facilities, the park’s headquarters or a major sewer trunk line under Furman Street) and neither would affect the condominium building at 360 Furman St.
Renderings of both of the new proposals can be seen in the Eagle story linked at the top of this post. Meanwhile, the work of the committee appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study alternatives for BQE rehabilitation or replacement continues, and the committee seeks comments from the public.