Northside Piers' C of O Contingent
On Public Waterfront Access?
Following up on our Friday rant regarding the fact that in the forty months since the Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezone was ratified, none of the promised public waterfront access components has been realized, NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth) offers this tidbit:
the following have to be true before any market-rate building gets its final certificate of occupancy:
* The required on and off-site affordable housing must be built and occupied.
* The full esplanade must be built with two entrance/exits (based on the mistake at Schaefer Landing of only allowing one)
* The "upland connections" (the privately-owned driveway on North 4th Street) must be publicly accessible.
A visit to the DOB website shows a succession of temporary certificates issued for 1 Northside Piers - most recently on August 14th [pdf]. The C of O states that there are 10 outstanding requirements for obtaining the Final Certificate of Occupancy, and refers back to the BISweb site for details.
NAG: Getting to the Waterfront at Northside Piers