Public Hearing on Housing at the Brooklyn Bridge Park (Dec 9)


Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Committee on Alternatives to Housing, with the assistance of Bay Area Economics Consulting, is conducting the second of two public hearings to solicit comments from the public on alternative sources that could be relied upon to finance the on-going operations of the park in lieu of revenues from the Pier 6 and John Street development sites.

As part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development, the park must be self-sustaining. One method is to build market rate housing on the park as a source of revenue for the park. The park has begun receiving revenue from One Brooklyn Bridge Park on Furman St. However, the first residential development will be in Dumbo on John Street. According to the Brooklyn Eagle, the John Street site needs approval. If approved, the project will start in July 2011 and expected to take two years to complete. The John Street building would be 170 feet tall and 16 stories high with 130 units. Another two sites at Pier 6 sites would be 315 feet tall and 31 stories high with 290 units; the other one would be 155 feet tall and 15 stories high with 140 units.

(John Street site in Dumbo)

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6pm – 8pm
St. Francis College*, 180 Remsen Street
Founders Hall Auditorium, 1st floor

The public is encouraged to submit written comments in lieu of, or in addition to, verbal testimony. The deadline to submit written testimony is 5 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010. Please submit written testimony to Bay Area Economics at

{Housing in Bridge Park Still a Question Mark, 01Dec2010, BK Eagle}
{First New Condo in Brooklyn Bridge Park Would Be in Dumbo, 02Dec2010, Curbed}
{Francis to NY1: No Turning Back Once Housing is in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 01Dec2010, BHB}
{The Future of Brooklyn Bridge (Condo) Park, 03Dec2010, LMag}
{Alternatives to Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Washington Sq Park}

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