Brooklyn Bridge Park Seeks a Residential Developer

The latest vision for Dumbo: Waterfront apartments in and overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park. Today Brooklyn Bridge Park requested proposals for a residential development at the vacant lot on the north end of the park, at John Street. According to the BBP press release, the site is approximately 9,600 square feet and located within a vacant 147,460 square foot lot just east of the Manhattan Bridge. Also, “It allows for up to 130 residential units comprising up to 101,000 square feet with a maximum height of 130 feet, up to 110 parking spaces and ground floor retail.” They have requested that developers submit proposals that are financially feasible, include green elements, incorporate flood protective measures, and are sensitive to the existing public space and community. The BBP also announced big news about the Con Edison site near the residential development site in question. The BBP is currently working with Con Edison to transfer over their property in Dumbo. Once the ownership has transferred, the BBP will build out a 1.5 acre park space with pedestrian bridges, pathways and a huge gathering lawn. It’s fully funded and should take a year to create. The residential development proposals are due on March 11. As the Observer pointed out earlier today, competition was fierce for the first residential and hotel development at Pier One, and although this is a smaller parcel there will likely be proposals from all the big-name developers. The folks at BBP will hold a site visit and information session on Jan. 23.
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