Bushwick Inlet Park Oil Tanks and Storage Facility to Be Demolished

(courtesy of Maker Park)

Want to learn about the future of the Bayside oil tanks at the future Bushwick Inlet Park?

The NYC Economic Development Corporation will present on the plan to remove the oil tanks at the Brooklyn Community Board 1 Environmental Committee meeting this Thursday, June 6th at 435 Graham Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Remediation for environmental toxins at the site will be complete prior to the demolition of the tanks.

Bushwick Inlet Park begins at N 9 Street in Williamsburg spanning to N 15 Street in Greenpoint along the waterfront and remains in the early stages of planning and development with only one open parcel at 50 Kent St., which itself will be developed further with trees, benches, and landscaping. The design phase of 50 Kent is expected to be finalized this summer, and construction could potentially start next year.

50 Kent Ave. pop-up park (Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park)

(courtesy of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Plans for the massive storage facility on the city-owned adjacent lot were also revealed last week at a community meeting in Greenpoint with the NYC Parks Department.

Demolition can commence on the block-long storage facility after the tenant vacates in the winter of 2020.

Across from the inlet, the one-story 72,600 square-foot MTA-owned mobile wash unit site at 40 Quay St. is being explored as a possible development site. The MTA released a Request for Proposals for Development for 40 Quay St. with an August 1st deadline for submission.

(courtesy of MTA)

The site is being explored for mixed-use development and sits in a flood hazard zone according to the request document.

40 Quay St. (via Google Maps)
40 Quay St. (via Google Maps)

 

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