Development in North Greenpoint to bring profound changes for park goers

by GWAPP on

unnamedLong shadows over the park? Diminished privacy? Increased usage of the 1.6 acre park? A new development coming to the lot next to Transmitter Park at 13-15 Greenpoint Ave means significant changes to the park. The developer for the site, BNS Real Estate, is currently seeking a text amendment to the zoning to build one 11-story tower instead of two towers (the largest of which was planned at 14 stories). The design has far-reaching implications for the park and its users. Among others, the new proposal has a residential entrance lobby facing onto the park with a breezeway overlooking the park; the massing of the tower directly on the park; as well as lot line windows along the park. This new configuration adds significant value for the developer, making the proposed residential units much more desirable with views of a public park and the waterfront, but compromises the quality of a public space and diminishes the park user experience.

Stand with Friends of Transmitter Park at the Community Board meeting today, January 10, to voice your concerns about our precious green space in North Brooklyn, and request more information on the design and its impact.
Anyone is welcome to sign up as a speaker, or participate by showing support during the discussion.

What: Community Board 1 meeting and Land Use subcommittee hearing
When: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm [sign up to speak at 5:45 pm strictly enforced]
Where: Swinging 60’s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie St at Manhattan Ave



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.