on the waterfront
under the bridge
How would you like to wake up to views of the Manhattan Bridge and Lower Manhattan beyond, a lavish waterfront park right outside? That is the vision Brooklyn Bridge Park is hoping will entice developers into the newest private development within the libertarian park. Today, the park released a request for proposals for a development at the nexus of John and Pearl streets in Dumbo. The project calls for no more than 130 residential units in a 101,000-square foot development that can rise no higher than 13 stories.
“The addition of the residential development at the John Street site represents a critical element of our park maintenance plan,” Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park, said in a statement. “This development will not only benefit the DUMBO community, it will further activate the northern end of the park.”
Just yesterday, The Observer reported that a request for proposals for a third development site at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which was not part of a deal announced the day before to reduce the amount of development in the park, was expected “shortly.” Turns out shortly meant one day.
The former president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation has swapped jobs with her successor, taking a position with the city.
In late November, the state appointed as BBPDC president Regina Myer, the senior vice president for planning and design at the city-run Hudson Yards Development Corporation Read More
The state snaps up Regina Myer, the senior vice president for planning and design at the Hudson Yards Development Corporation (and before that, director of the Brooklyn office of the City Planning Department), to head up the stalled Brooklyn Bridge Park project. The position of president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation has been Read More