While the expert panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio recently released its report on renovation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the City Council also commissioned a report on that topic by the urban design firm ARUP. That report will be released this Tuesday morning, February 25 at 10:00 a.m., at a public hearing on “The Future of the BQE” in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Representatives of the Department of Transportation will be there, and will answer questions from council members and other elected officials. There will also be testimony by representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association and other community groups.
Before the hearing there will be a press conference at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall Park, south of City Hall, with Council Speaker Corey Johnson. All are invited, as they are to the hearing afterward. The BHA is encouraging as many as possible to attend both the press conference and the public hearing, or either. Although the highway on the Promenade originally proposed by the DOT seems no longer a threat, the BHA writes,”we still have a fight on our hands over the future of the highway and how to transform our neighborhood and the entire corridor for the better!”
If you can attend either the press conference or the hearing, or both, please RSVP here.