Construction on the SHoP-designed Domino buildings won't begin until next year, but by the end of May, one piece of the six-parcel property will come a live with a bike course, urban farm, community space, and more. Developer Two Trees released an RFP for interim uses of Site E at the beginning of the year, and today they issued a press release announcing that two operators, Ride Brooklyn and a group led by local resident Bobby Redd, will share the site, which occupies almost a full block between South 3rd and South 4th Streets and Kent and Wythe Avenues.
On the western portion along Kent, Ride Brooklyn, in partnership with New York City Mountain Bike Association, will create a free bike course that offers training for riders of all ages. There will also be a "pump track" for more those more advanced, and free bikes will be available for use. Redd will work with other community groups on the eastern part of the site, where they will design and build a reading room, urban farm, and a "community green space" that can be used for yoga and other small events. Two Trees says that the uses are representative of what they plan to create in the site's waterfront esplanade.
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