Atlantic Basin project proposed

EDC seeks proposals to redevelop marina and pier on Brooklyn waterfront. In January 2007, the New York City Economic Development Corporation requested proposals to redevelop the Atlantic Basin Marina, a 17-acre, 25-foot deep protected bay and a 250,000-square-foot portion of adjacent Pier 11. The Basin, located in the Red Hook portion of Brooklyn, thrived as an active port from 1847 until the 1950s. In recent years it remained largely empty, used only to store derelict vessels.

The request seeks proposals that include a marina, marine repair and refit facility, and ample public waterfront access. Other uses can include boat sales, dry stack storage and fueling facilities. EDC requires all responses to recognize that the RFP is part of the larger Red Hook revitalization effort, including the nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Additionally, the City expects to acquire the remaining portions of Piers 7-12 from the Port Authority in 2007, and then plans to rezone the entire area to encourage integrated commercial, retail and industrial development. Currently, EDC controls Pier 11 under a 15- year lease from the Port Authority.

Developers must submit proposals by February 19, 2007.

New York City Economic Development Corporation Request for Proposals, Atlantic Basin Marina, Red Hook Brooklyn (Jan. 8, 2007).

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