Long-Delayed Pier 35 Park Now Sports Some Major Heft
Took ’em long enough, but it appears the severely delayed Pier 35 project is finally back on track. That curved structure you see rising along the perimter is part of the so-called “screenwall” that will shield the new park from the Department of Sanitation-operated pier next door. It’s also one of the primary hurdles that caused years of delays.
Its construction began at the end of May, when crane and crew began assembling the steel. As noted last month, this is the most progress we’ve seen on the public park in the last three years. Easily. Indeed, this project was pretty much delivered to the community DOA. Completion date has been revised so many times it’s not even worth going through the chronology.
Suffice it to say that the city, vis-a-vis the Economic Development Corp., promised the neighborhood at the October meeting that the project would wrap in “fall 2017.” Current work notwithstanding, that projection doesn’t seem possible at this juncture.
To that end, the city will provide its latest update on the project to the Parks subcommittee of Community Board 3 tonight.