July 1, 2015 | WILLOWTOWN ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON PIER 6 DEVELOPER NAMED: The Willowtown Association, as one of the original coalition members supporting the need for green space in Brooklyn, continues to disagree with BBPDC’s misguided plan for out of context high-rise towers on what should be the grand entrance to BBP at Atlantic Avenue.
Our opposition to these towers is not based on the recently added affordable housing component, but on the Park’s General Project Plan approved in 2006, permitting only as much housing as necessary to support Park finances. If BBP can forgo millions of dollars in revenue by including affordable housing to the Pier 6 site, it is clear that the scope of the development can and should be reduced.
We hoped that the BBPDC would be committed to the mutually agreed upon public hearing process before making a decision of this magnitude, a decision that relies on 2005 environmental information in a 2015 world.
In light of the unanticipated growth of Brooklyn, the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) must be updated before any responsible decisions can be made. We are extremely disappointed that ESD and BBPDC have refused to step up and do the necessary analysis needed before proceeding with the announcement of a developer for Pier 6.The time to understand the seismic environmental impact this development will have is now.
April 30, 2015 | GARDEN CLEAN UP DAY: Thank you to everyone that helped at the Willowtown Annual Garden Refreshment!! It was a great day.
January 20, 2015 | RESOLUTION: The Willowtown Association passed a resolution of support for the People for Green Space Foundation, Inc. (PFGS) in their fight against BBPDC’s misguided plan to construct a 315 foot skyscraper, or any residential development of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Association agrees with PFGS that the 10 year old Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be undated before any responsible decision can be made for development of the Pier 6 site especially in light of the unanticipated growth that Brooklyn has experienced rendering the original EIS projections out dated and irrelevant to Brooklyn’s future. We advocate as they do that we must focus on open space and true parkland for all to enjoy.