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WATCH: Renderings revealed for W’burg waterfont park

Locals have been waiting for more than a decade for the park to appear

December 01, 2016 05:00PM
By Alistair Gardiner

Back in 2005, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to build a public park as part of a deal to rezone the north Brooklyn waterfront to build luxury towers. 

More than a decade later, the city has announced that it will finally buy the last 11 acres needed to develop the borough’s long-delayed Bushwick Inlet Park. Last week, the de Blasio administration agreed to purchase the site of the former CitiStorage warehouse from Norman Brodsky for $160 million — the final section of the 28 acres than run along Kent Avenue from North 14th to North 9th streets.

The Maker Park team is led by Karen Zabarsky, a creative director at Kushner Companies, the Municipal Art Society’s Stacey Anderson and digital strategist Zachary Waldman, along with a team including architecture firm Studio V and landscape architects from Ken Smith Workshop.

This week, they released concept renderings. The renderings show the ten 50-foot fuel containers transformed into new spaces including performance venues and greenhouses. But before the park can materialize, the Maker Park team still needs to raise the money, gain the support of the local residents and receive approval from a number of city agencies, including the Department of Parks and Recreation.

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