Despite a few rumors to the contrary, housing has long been a part of the plans for Brooklyn Bridge Park, with luxury condos helping to fund the park's sizable annual maintenance bills. The city, which has a consultant on the case, might still find an alternative, but it took the first step toward building those luxury condos anyway with a public meeting this week. And finally, we have the first details on what those future Brooklyn Bridge Park condos would look like. If they happen?and they can't until July 1, 2011, according to the Brooklyn Eagle?the first to be built will be a 130-unit, 16-story, 170-foot building on John Street in Dumbo.
Around 2013, the city would decide whether to go ahead with the other two proposed condos, on the Pier 6 side of the park. Those two buildings would be one 290-unit, 31-story condo and one 140-unit, 15-story condo. Pier 1, not to be left out of the development fun, would get a 175-room hotel with 180 condo units. Of course, blog Pardon Me for Asking notes, many at the meeting were unhappy about the plan. Perhaps there's still the Watchtower option.
· Housing in Bridge Park Still a Question Mark [BK Eagle]
· Brooklyn Bridge Park coverage [Curbed]