Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Columbia Waterfront Park Meeting on February 2nd

As many people have heard over the past few years, there is a new park planned for the space along the West side of Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw, which sits adjacent to the current stretch of the Greenway in our neighborhood. There is now a planned public meeting to discuss the community's vision for the space, which is extremely exciting! The details from an email sent out by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative are below:
What: Columbia Street Open Space Visioning Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: The Union Street Star Theater, 101 Union Street

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Regional Plan Association, and your neighbors as we begin the visioning for a new public open space on Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw Street

When the Van Brunt Street reconstruction and the Gowanus Flushing Tunnel construction are complete, the 80-ft deep area on the west side of Columbia Street is planned to become an open space element of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. It is one of three open space nodes that we are either designing or commencing the community visioning process

On February 2nd, we will share the background research that has been compiled to date and invite you to share your ideas for the kinds of improvements and facilities that would be most beneficial to the Columbia Waterfront community

Please RSVP to info@brooklyngreenway.org with Columbia St Open Space I the subject line. We will send you a link to background information to help prepare you for the discussion on February 2nd.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think an essential 1st step in his direction is for American Stevadore and the city to reach an agreement to NOT store anymore road salt at Pier 9 at the end of Kane St. I spoke with Assemblywoman Millman and State Senator Squadron in November and they had still not received a commitment from American Stevadore. Please contact the elected officials below to keep the heat on this important health issue.

(718) 802-3818 Brooklyn Office Manager Ellen Weiland Wiest
or 212-298-5565