Con Edison is in the midst of demolishing fuel tanks on the Williamsburg waterfront on River Street at Metropolitan Avenue, leading to speculation on blogs like Brooklyn 11211 and sites such as StreetEasy about whether the land in question is being primed for development or parkland. According to a spokeswoman for the utility, the tanks are being demolished because Con Ed no longer has any use for them, but there are no concrete plans for anything new on the site in the near future: The property will need to be remediated and at some point Con Ed intends to put it up for sale. The land in question isn’t zoned for residential use.
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Con Ed Demolition on River Street Williamsburg [StreetEasy]