This morning, the long-delayed park bordered by Fulton Street, Lafayette Avenue and St. Felix Street was suddenly open to the public -- again.
The 14,000-square-foot triangular park bordered by Fulton Street, Lafayette Avenue and St. Felix Street has been padlocked since 2005.
As quickly as it opened, Fort Greene's BAM Park has closed once again.
Dangerously unstable and locked for more than a decade, BAM Park in Fort Greene has suddenly reopened.
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is looking for civil engineers and landscape architects to redesign and reopen the currently closed BAM Park at Fulton and Lafayette, according to an RFP issued Monday. The 14,000-square-foot triangular park sits on top of the Fulton Street G train top, which has apparently made the park unsafe for pedestrians.
The chosen engineers and architects will have to come up with a plan to repair the “subsurface conditions” which currently make the park unsafe to walk on. The plan should also strengthen the park’s visual link to the surrounding neighborhood and create welcoming places for pedestrians and possible performance space.
Plans should include measures to protect the subway infrastructure and the existing adult trees. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development will oversee design and construction, and the Parks Department will maintain the space. The revamp will take about nine months, according to HPD. Proposals are due by February 6.