BP Approves Williamsburg Rezoning, Urges Completion of Waterfront Park
April 12, 2016
by Gwynne Hogan
WILLIAMSBURG — The Brooklyn borough president gave his stamp of approval for a rezoning along the Williamsburg waterfront that stands to bring many more office towers to the neighborhood.
Eric Adams said the city should use the taxes it collects from the eight-story 480,000 square foot office, manufacturing and retail building at 25 Kent Ave. to directly commit to a financing plan to buy the rest of the land it needs to finish Bushwick Inlet Park.
The 30-acre waterfront park was promised to North Brooklyn residents during a 2005, though the city still needs to by an 11-acre parcel of land that it says it has no budget for…