December 17th, 2012
Brooklyn Bridge Park is requesting proposals for the long-term lease, development and operation of a vacant parcel at the northern end of the park for a premier residential development at John Street (between Adams and Pearl Street) in Dumbo.
The site consists of approximately 9,600 square feet and is located within a vacant 147,460 square foot lot just east of the Manhattan Bridge. It allows for up to 130 residential units comprising up to 101,000 square feet with a maximum height of 130 feet, up to 110 parking spaces and ground floor retail. The building just west of the lot is 10 Jay Street.
The future John Street section of the park is approximately 1.5 acres and will serve as the Park’s northern entrance. The build-out of this section is fully-funded and will include an innovative waterfront design, pedestrian bridges over tidal salt marsh, tree-lined pathways, and a 13,000 square foot gathering lawn. The site, currently owned by Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. will be acquired by Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp., who will then transfer control of the site to BBP. BBP expects to commence construction on this section of the park immediately upon acquiring the John Street lot and complete the build-out within one year.
(John Street site in Dumbo)