The city’s long-delayed plan to reactivate the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park as a shipping hub hit another roadblock last month. Sunset Park City Councilman Carlos Menchaca didn’t OK the handoff of the 11-acre site to the city’s Economic Development Corp. so leasing can begin, reported The New York Daily News.
Menchaca said he wants the city to put together a special development corporation for the property, similar to the one at the Navy Yard, that will give more control of the project to the local community. He also wants a jobs-training program for immigrants in Sunset Park and funds to rehabilitate abandoned green space on the waterfront.
The award-winning Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf, also part of the revitalization plan for the pier, opened in 2013.
Sunset Park Councilman Sinks City’s Plan to Create Shipping Hub [NY Daily News]
South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photo by NYC EDC