Greenpoint Landing Project to Land on 22 Acres of Waterfront

by Heather Van De Mark on

Have you heard of Greenpoint Landing? Here are a few fast facts:

  • Park Tower Group has proposed 10 residential towers on 22 acres of Greenpoint Waterfront.
  • The proposed towers would include 4,000 apartments in 30 to 40-story buildings. 20% of which would be used for affordable housing.
  • The proposal includes green space: an East River marina, seasonal putting green & ice rink, and pedestrian bridge.
  • The development would be located on the northwest side of Greenpoint (along Commercial St and West St.) The Greenpointers link below has a great map of the area.
  • Project developers want to break ground by next year.

© Handel Architects 2012

Here’s a timeline of news reporting on the Greenpoint Landing project.

Nov. 7, 2012: Election Day is the Perfect Time to Protest Greenpoint Landing – Curbed

Nov. 2, 2012: Greenpoint Could Be Getting 10 New Luxury Buildings – Curbed

Nov. 1, 2012: Greenpoint Colossus: Massive 10-Tower Complex Could Rise Next Year – New York Observer

Oct. 12, 2012: Plans for Greenpoint’s 10 Luxury Towers Moving Forward – Curbed

October 12, 2012: Huge Greenpoint Development Underway? – Greenpointers.com

July 20, 2012: Who You Calling Gritty? – New York Times

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.
  • Tony Wolf commented:

    Do we really want this? Is there a chance for this to be averted? haha

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  • Heather Van De Mark

    Heather Van De Mark commented:

    Well someone definitely wants it. And I think the time for it to be averted has already passed, although I don’t technically know. It’ll be interesting for lack of a better word to see how it progresses forward.

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  • Marena commented:

    Where are the EPA reports that all such projects are supposed to include. What provisions for the transportation impact that this would have has been included in the project. All developers make the promises that this developer has promised but they rarely deliver. Sometimes community groups require a fund be set aside to ensure that these extras do in fact occur.

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    • Heather Van De Mark

      Heather Van De Mark commented:

      > Unfortunately, I don’t have any answers for you Marena. I don’t know if that information is required to be made public. If not, I doubt the development organizations publicize it. We’ll continue to post on the Greenpoint Landing development as we learn more.

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