Friday, December 2, 2011

Questions Raised About Brooklyn Bridge Park's Hotel and Residential Complex

While the members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation have hailed the seven responses to their Request for Proposals (RFP) for a hotel and residential building in Brooklyn Bridge Park, many expressed concerns about the sheer impact of the project and its overall lack of transparency and public involvement.

As reported in the Brooklyn Eagle, members of the park’s Community Advisory Council, Community Board 2 and the general public at a recent meeting were told that no financial data would be disclosed to the public, and that the names of the members of the selection committee would not be released.

David Lowin, a vice president at the BBPC, "repeatedly deferred questions and concerns" about the proposals re the Environmental Impact Study. Questions were raised about the short amount of time that was allotted for public input, how the BBPC planned on incorporating public comment, the huge project's impact on traffic at Fulton Ferry and the residential segment's impact on overcrowded P.S. 8.

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