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BBP Releases RFP for Marina, Skating Rink, Concessions

The Brooklyn Bridge Park corporation will make use of a nearly 10 acres of land in the south of the park permitted for a 186-slipped Marina. Brooklyn Bridge Park has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a world-class Marina to be built adjacent to Pier 5. This southern end of the park currently boasts multi-use playing fields and Pier 5 uplands picnic peninsula, and will be home to Bjarke Ingels’ viewing platform and at Pier 6.

The park is simultaneously seeking operators for the Pier 5 concession building and a skate rink at Pier 2, and Regina Meyers, President, expressed her excitement for the many new amenities that will add to the already iconic 1.3 mile waterfront. Since opening in 2010, the Park has been a major success, now attracting 108,000 visitors during an average summer weekend.

Respondents are asked to think about sustainable practices, issues of flood resistance, and the surrounding communities of DUMBO, Cobble Hill, and Brooklyn Heights, but will also be judged on the financial feasibility of development proposals. An information Session will be held on October 16, with responses due in less than two months on November 18.

To view the RFP, please visit the official park website

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park