In response to community feedback, the administration worked with the Triple Cantilever Developers Joint Venture team – consisting of Bjarke Ingels Group, Parsons Corporation, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, and WXY – to develop a variety of feasible, resilient, and community-responsive concepts that improve public spaces across Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, and Columbia Heights, while better connecting the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Covering the area from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, including the triple cantilever, the concepts also include potential pedestrian and bicycle safety upgrades in the neighborhood, including better cycling infrastructure and more welcoming pedestrian connections. Design concepts are subject to further feasibility studies and review, as well as community feedback, to determine their viability.
These broad concepts will be further refined and updated to share with the community at a third series of public workshops in February 2023 would position the administration to begin the federal environmental review process in Spring 2023. The environmental impact review process – likely to require the preparation of an environmental impact statement – will offer additional opportunities for substantive community feedback over approximately two years.