After the city decided to move ahead on the Pier 6 housing plan without state support, new details have been unveiled for the Brooklyn Bridge Park project, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Park's board will vote on this final proposal next Tuesday, after which the project can move forward. But with this latest push on part of the city, local residents are once again considering legal action against the development.
The latest plan, which was unveiled by the de Blasio administration on Wednesday will have fewer apartments overall. The taller building will rise to 315 feet and include 126 market-rate apartments. The second tower will rise 155 feet and include 100 affordable apartments, and 40 market-rate apartments. About 75 percent of the total affordable units will be open to moderate and middle income families, and the rest will be set aside for low-income families. Of the total units created, about 38 percent will be affordable.
The most recent plan also calls for the creation of public restrooms in one of the two towers, the use of a unionized construction crew, and 10,000 square feet of additional park space. Plans to create a Pre-K school in an earlier plan have been suggested for a nearby location.
Those opposed to the development had reached out to the office of deputy mayor Alicia Glen to delay construction on the project. They wanted to discuss an alternate location for affordable housing and allow more time to find out if the market-rate housing is actually required to fund the maintenance and upkeep of Brooklyn Bridge Park. A spokesperson for the administration told the WSJ that the administration had waited long enough and that they were ready to move forward.