Community Group Renews Suit for Pierhouse Injunction in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Save The View community group argues new evidence shows rooftop bulkheads are not mechanical.  On July 22, 2015, community group Save The View Now filed to renew their motion for a preliminary injunction against construction of the Pierhouse development in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The group’s initial challenge, arguing the development’s rooftop mechanicals violated an agreed-upon height cap, was dismissed on June 10.

Court dismisses challenge to Pierhouse development

Zoning restrictions were not violated. In 2006, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation entered into a project plan for developing a hotel and residential complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The plan called for the development’s northern building to be limited to “approximately 100 feet”.  Following Superstorm Sandy’s flooding of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the development was redesigned to move basement mechanical equipment to the rooftop, in compliance with new zoning changes.  This increased the northern building’s height above … <Read More>

Hotel and apartments slated for Brooklyn Bridge Park site

RFP issued for hotel and residential complex adjacent to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) is seeking developers interested in building a hotel and residential complex on two parcels adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Brooklyn Bridge. BBPC would dispose of the property through a long-term ground lease. The project site consists of two lots (Parcel A and Parcel B) … <Read More>