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Brooklyn Bridge Park requests proposals for marina, skate rink

Seeks development of “first-class,” 186-slip marina

September 23, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) late Monday released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the long-term lease, development, and operation of a “first-class,” 186-slip marina adjacent to Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  

RFPs were also released for qualified operators for the Pier 5 concession building and the Pier 2 skate rink.

“With the release of these RFPs, BBP looks forward to bringing quality operators to the park and creating exciting new amenities for visitors to enjoy,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Located in the southern portion of the park, the marina site abuts the Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, and Cobble Hill.  The 320,000 square foot site is fully permitted for 186 vessels.

The RFP says respondents must submit conceptual plans that are “on par with the investment made on the part of the public sector.” With over 25 acres open to date, the park has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and has been honored with numerous design awards for its sophisticated master plan which mixes passive and active recreation amid an extraordinary landscape.

The proposals must be responsive to criteria including financial feasibility, respondent’s qualifications and the project’s responsiveness to the surrounding community. Respondents should incorporate storm and flood resistant design principles that the mitigate risk associated with major storms and floods.  The park also requests respondents go as green as possible in design.

The responses to the RFP are due on November 18, 2013. There will be a site visit and information session on October 8, 2013.

The Request for Proposals can be found on the official park website at:

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