NYC Fieldhouse, the organization which has offered to underwrite the design and construction of a $40 million recreational and cycling facility (also known as a Velodrome) in Brooklyn Bridge Park near Pier 5, will be holding a fourth community forum to discuss the project. The forum will take place on Wednesday, July 11 in the cafeteria at P.S. 307, located at 209 York St. in Vinegar Hill, from 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Fieldhouse staff, along with the facility’s architect and representatives of Brooklyn Bridge Park, will be on hand to discuss the project and listen to the community’s comments on programming and overall design.
The proposed facility will be located on Furman Street near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a site now occupied by an outmoded one-story warehouse building used by the park for storage and construction and programmed for ongoing operations and maintenance uses.
The Fieldhouse offer will bring park users and the community the all-weather sports and recreation venue that has always been included in the General Project Plan for the park, but was unattainable due to financial constraints.
To date, Fieldhouse staff have conducted three forums — one at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, the second at South Brooklyn Community High School in Red Hook, and the third at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.
While no RSVP is required, for planning purposes, members of the community are requested to email NYCFieldhouse@gmail.com.