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Plan for the use of Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 972 acre Waterfront Site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Plan for the use of Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 972 acre Waterfront Site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Revitalisation of the industrial waterfront is nothing new to New York City. The decline of manufacturing in industrial cities saw the obsolescence of port infrastructure and the rise of producer services in harbour cities over the world. The spatial response in New York City to this economic phenomenon has been varied but has been focussed on similar ends. Beginning with Battery Park City in 1962, when 92 sq feet of new land were created to accommodate new office and residential space over the site of 20 deteriorated Hudson River piers. Waterfront development in New York City is also represented by diverse projects like the restoration of Schermerhorn Row and the creation of The South Street Seaport as a Festival market place, where the retention and restructuring of the historic fabric occurred as well as the insertion of new structure and Chelsea Piers where four neglected historic, piers were transformed into a major centre for public recreation and for waterfront access. Though they provide "public" spaces for the local public, the target of such projects is really the upper income earners and the tourist. This is reflected in investment decisions that produce little for local economic development and few social benefits. ...read more.


Economic regeneration would create local jobs in the community. Higher income earners would increase the community's tax base. Targets include commercial clients, middle and upper income earners, and the tourism market. Steps in developing the plan * Establishing the primary client * Listening to and understanding the needs of the community. Community District Needs 2002-2003. * Observation of the New York City waterfront revitalization policy to see if the projects proposals are in line with city policy. New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and New York City Waterfront Revitalisation Policy. * Zoning changes to allow change of use at the waterfront site. * Securing investment capital from public or private sources. * Environmental considerations. Is the site protected- wetlands, an environmental hazard- brownfield, or if dredging is required for development. Involved Parties * The Sunset Park community- CD 7 * New York City * New York State * US federal government * The property owners-the City of New York * New York City Department of City Planning * The New York City Department of Housing * The New York City Historic Preservation Commission- the building was designed by Cass Gilbert * Interested investors Pros and cons of the plans Retain industrial zoning and encourage a return of traditional maritime uses back to the waterfront site thus creating local jobs. ...read more.


The intent of this policy is to protect, preserve, and revitalize those historic, archaeological, and cultural resources that have a coastal relationship or significance. All projects involving historic and archaeological resources need to comply with national, state, and local laws and regulations regarding designated historical resources, specifically New York City Administrative Code �25- 303, and pertaining to the discovery, investigation, and recovery of archaeological resources. 10.1 Retain and preserve designated historic resources and enhance resources significant to the coastal culture of New York City. A. Protect designated historic resources, including those structures, landscapes, districts, areas, sites, or underwater structures that are listed or designated as follows: � any historic resource in a federal, state, or city park established, solely or in part, to protect and preserve the resource; � any resources listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places; � any resource designated as a New York City Landmark or Historic District; and � any resource that is a significant component of the New York City Urban Cultural Park. B. Protect resources, including those nor listed or identified in 10.1 A, which are related to the historical use and development of the waterfront, including shipwrecks, lighthouses and other aids to maritime navigation, points of entry and embarkation, and structures related to the defense of the Port of New York. C. Foster efficient and compatible use of historic resources to maximize retention of the historic character and minimize their alteration. ...read more.

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