A look at Forest City’s 8-acre Pacific Park green space

First phase of the park will open in summer 2016

New York /
Jun.June 24, 2015 08:32 AM

Forest City Ratner and partner Greenland USA, developers of Brooklyn mega-project Pacific Park, unveiled the plans for an eight-acre park in the development.

The first phase of the park, located between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues and Dean and Atlantic streets, is slated to open next summer, coinciding with the completion of 278-unit condo building 550 Vanderbilt and 298-unit affordable housing building 535 Carlton Avenue, the New York Daily News reported.

The space is designed by landscape architect Thomas Balsley, Who Also Designed Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City and Hunter’s Point South’s waterfront park.

The park will feature sloping lawns, a water garden with floating plants, lanterns, a dog run, a basketball court,And A Bocce Court, among other features.

“The park will make this pocket of the borough more livable for residents of many different Brooklyn neighborhoods,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO of Forest City Ratner. “There will no longer be a dearth of green space in the heart of Brooklyn. Instead, there will be sprawling lawns, shaded benches and valued neighborhood amenities across eight acres of public open space that will reknit these communities together.”

The entire park is slated to be completed by 2025. [NYDN] — Tess Hofmann


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