The DEC is calling the current iteration of Brooklyn Bridge Park plans unacceptable, according to an article in today’s Post, which is almost certainly going to mean further delays for the two-decades-in-the-making project and send its budget soaring. The DEC says the plan, which calls for 12 acres of waterfront being set aside for water sports uses and a marina, may harm marine life and the agency won’t issue a permit for the massive overhaul. Even without a redesign, Brooklyn Bridge Park costs are expected to be at least double the $150 million now budgeted for the project, according to Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. BBP foe Judi Francis says she’s not shocked by the news. “This plan has been bungled for so long that we shouldn’t be surprised that what this park is being promoted as – a park for beginning boaters – is in peril,” said Francis.
B’klyn Row a No-Go [NY Post]
Brooklyn Bridge Park: It’s a Go! [Brownstoner]
Drawing of plans for piers 2 and 3 from BBP Conservancy.
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