The city is seeking proposals to build, operate and maintain a temporary structure enclosing the recreational fields on Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which are scheduled to open in the summer of 2012, the Brooklyn Paper reported.
Park officials announced late yesterday that they were seeking a developer for the enclosed recreational bubble with one soccer field that would be operational by the end of 2012. The city will spend up to $750,000 on construction, but the developer will be responsible for costs beyond that.
“The concession structure on Pier 5 will enrich the park by encouraging year-long active recreation,” said Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The structure will operate from Dec. 1 to March 31 each year.
Funding for the bubble was secured earlier this month, after the city reached a long-awaited agreement to fund the completion and operation of the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park by limiting new housing development. [Brooklyn Paper]