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Greenpoint Landing Developers Ensure Public Access to Waterfront in New Plan

Greenpoint Landing renderings. Photo: Provided/ Greenpoint Landing Developers.

The Brooklyn Community Board 1 met on April 18, to discuss revised plans for Zoning Lot 5C-2 site within Greenpoint Landing, the waterfront property located between Eagle Street and Green Street. The property is a 22-acre site situated along a half-mile of East River waterfront currently being master-planned and developed by Greenpoint Landing Developers. 

In 2005, the City of New York designated the site for residential use under the Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning. The developers of Greenpoint Landing plan to include an estimated 5,500 residential units — including much-needed affordable housing — as well as five acres of public open space.

Prior to designing this final phase of waterfront at Greenpoint Landing, Greenpoint Landing Developers and landscape designers, James Corner Field Operations, met with community stakeholders in 2018 and 2019 to determine how to design this open space. The team incorporated the local community feedback to ensure an enhanced focus on natural landscaping, proximity to the water and expansive green spaces, they said. 

"Our team, including the incredible landscape architects at James Corner Field Operations, worked diligently for years to bring the Greenpoint Landing waterfront to life," said Marian Klein Feldt of Greenpoint Landing Associates. 

"We engaged the local community and took to heart their feedback to create a variety of experiences for all to enjoy, including a naturalized design, meandering paths, and multiple seating areas, exceeding the waterfront space required by the City. This parcel of land and the progression of its vision will provide New Yorkers a front-row seat to this invaluable piece of New York City shoreline that has gone unused for too long."

The new open space on the Brooklyn shoreline will include picnic nooks, a secluded meadow walk, multiple seating areas, large lawns and meandering paths, a garden, and what will be known as Green Street Pier. The Green Street Pier will be an almost 500-foot-long accessible pier that extends out to the water and includes synthetic turf areas, lounge chairs, shade structures and viewing steps.

In total, the new plans call for nearly 96,000 square feet of waterfront public access area, more than 20 percent of what was required by the city. The waterfront area will include 1,004 feet of seating, 118 new trees and 26,687 square feet of plantings.


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