Development of Supermarket at Navy Yard Can Move Forward

January 28, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Admirals Row Property Officially Transferred to City, BNYDC
Compiled by Linda Collins

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD — The final transfer of the Admirals Row site from the federal government to the city was acknowledged at a press conference on Friday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, along with Borough President Marty Markowitz and Andrew Kimball, president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. (BNYDC), and other local officials, made the announcement  that the Army Corps has agreed to the transfer and the city, in turn, will transfer it to the BNYDC.

This action allows for the planned redevelopment of the site into the area’s first major supermarket, bringing high-quality, affordable food to thousands of local residents who do not have access to a major supermarket in the area, and it will bring jobs, according to Schumer.

In addition, plans call for new industrial space — which will also bring jobs to the area — and the rehabilitation of two long-neglected and historically significant buildings.

These rehabilitated buildings, the historic Timber Shed and Building B, a residential home, will be included in the new development and are being designed for retail and/or professional office space.

Schumer, Markowitz, Kimball and other elected officials all said that Friday’s announcement and transfer of the property “represented a huge victory for the local community.”

Among those pictured at Friday’s press conference at the Brooklyn Navy Yard are Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (in tan raincoat), U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (holding paper), Andrew Kimball of the BNYDC (third from right), with other elected officials.  Photo courtesy of Sen. Charles Schumer


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