Borough President Eric Adams is putting his two cents into the Pierhouse debate, and is joining other elected officials in questioning the legitimacy of the Brooklyn Bridge Park structure's height. 'Stoner reports that anti-Pierhouse group Save the View Now has issued a statement declaring that the Borough President's office has "joined with our other local elected officials in questioning why the Pierhouse has been allowed to grow well beyond the height limits originally agreed to with the public."
The group alleges that the building's height has far exceeded the 100-foot cap of the site's former cold storage warehouse, but it seems the building does not violate the legally protected Brooklyn Heights Scenic View. The advocacy group is still putting pressure on Mayor de Blasio, who has a controlling vote on the park's board, to also join the debate. The group is hoping to curb the height of the East River-grazing condos and hotel, and help restore the area view.
But as the debate rages on, the "eco-luxe" hotel coming to the site still plans to open its doors at Pierhouse later this year, BBH reports. Operated by 1 Hotels, it will take the name 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park and offer amenities like a spa, gym and a large rooftop with a bar, pool and, of course, uninterrupted views of Manhattan.
UPDATE: Reps for Pierhouse sent along the following statement: "We were happy to respond to Borough President Adams' questions about the Pier 1 development, which complies with all scenic view protections from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and also with BBP's General Project Plan. We're looking forward to completing the project, which will supply critical funding to keep the park safe and well-maintained for millions of visitors for years to come."
· Borough Pres Eric Adams Looking Into Pierhouse Controversy Over Height, View ['Stoner]
· 1 Hotel at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open this year [BBH]
· 1 Hotels Brooklyn Bridge Park [official]
· All Pierhouse coverage [Curbed]