Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Park Fieldhouse /Velodrome Forums On June 25 and June 27

Site of future Fieldhouse /Velodrome on Furman St. Photo: BBPC
New York City Fieldhouse /philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz has offered to underwrite the design and construction of a $40 million year round, multi-purpose recreational and cycling facility ("Velodrome") on the site of an aging storage building on Furman Street near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

One of several forums to learn more and share ideas on programming and design takes place on June 25 at St. Francis College, Callahan Center. 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.

In addition, the Willowtown Association is sponsoring a special community meeting to discuss the project on Wednesday evening, June 27, at 7:30 at the Alfred T. White Center on Willow Place.

We don't have further details about the June 25 meeting, but speakers at the June 27 presentation will include Greg Brooks, executive director of The New York City Fieldhouse Inc., and representatives of the donor and the architectural firm retained to design the center, Thomas Phifer and Partners.

The Fieldhouse is envisioned to include a 200-meter inclined track for cycling and a 22,000 sq. ft. infield for high school, collegiate or professional sporting events (basketball, tennis, track, etc.). It also includes amenities such as a public boathouse, public restrooms, and maintenance and operations space for BBPC.

More about Rechnitz and NYC Fieldhouse here.

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