The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation are working to turn a former cemetery on the Williamsburg waterfront into a public park. The proposal for the Naval Hospital Cemetery land, which consists of 1.7 acres on Williamsburg Street West between Kent and Flushing avenues, “calls for a landscape of native plants beneficial to pollinators such as bees, moths and butterflies that includes a large open meadow and a somewhat formal grove of trees all surrounded by a naturalized border of trees,” according to the Greenway Initiative. The property hasn’t been used as a cemetery for nearly a century and was used as a ballfield for awhile after that, though it’s now just a big, overgrown field. The rendering just released for the project also calls for some sort of theater and greenhouse. Rogers Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects are behind the preliminary design and are giving a public presentation about it tomorrow night at the Navy Yard. The Greenway Initiative is looking for capital funding to get started on the project.
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