Earlier this week opponents of a plan to build two tall condo towers at the south end of Brooklyn Bridge Park to help cover the new park's $16 million annual maintenance budget won a major victory when the Mayor's office accepted one of their proposals for alternative revenue sources: converting the nearby and newly vacated Jehova's Witnesses' buildings into condos. But other parts of the original plan remain in place, and yesterday the city put out a request for proposals for the first building to rise inside Brooklyn Bridge Park: a half-condo, half-hotel tower near Pier 1 (see satellite image above).
The request for proposals, available on the park's website, sets a deadline of October 24, specifying that:
The hotel portion of the site will accommodate between 170-225 rooms and the residential portion of the site will accommodate between 150-180 units. The site will also include parking facilities, park restrooms and park support facilities.
But look here's a pretty video to accompany the request for proposals: