A new survey finds that the highly contentious Pierhouse hotel and condo project at Brooklyn Bridge Park violates the city-protected view from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, DNAinfo reports. The report, commissioned by Save the View Now, which opposes the project, says the development breaks city zoning rules by encroaching on the view. The Department of Buildings, which oversees the viewshed, said it would review the report, but this comes just over a month since a judge ruled that the project can rise to its full height.
The DOB had previously reviewed the plans for the project and approved them. "At this time, there have been no changes regarding the Department's previous determination," a DOB spokesman told DNAinfo. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation oversees the park and said in a statement that it "takes its responsibility to protect the historic view plane seriously." Along with a hotel, the six-story project includes 108 condominium units priced between $1.1 million and $11.1 million.
"This is the latest example of how the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp (BBPC), a not-for-profit outside of normal New York City government and controlled by the mayor, has failed to provide any meaningful oversight to the construction by Toll Brothers and Starwood on Pier 1," activists from Save the View Now said in a statement published by DNAinfo.
· Brooklyn Bridge Pierhouse Violates City-Protected Scenic View, Survey Finds [DNAinfo]
· Judge Rules, Again, That Pierhouse Can Rise to Its Full Height [Curbed]
· Pierhouse [Official]
· Save the View Now [Official]
· All Pierhouse coverage [Curbed]