Formerly known as Atlantic Yards, Pacific Park Brooklyn will be a 22-acre site anchored by the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights and containing eight million square feet of mixed-use development that includes 16 condo towers and 2,250 units of affordable housing, as well as an eight-acre park. Almost a year ago, developers Forest City Ratner Companies and Greenland USA (now merged as Greenland Forest City Partners) announced that they’d chosen Thomas Balsley Associates to design the green space. And now, we’re finally seeing the first set of renderings for the public space, in addition to a master plan.
The Daily News first shared the renderings, showing “the long, meandering park, which will follow the footprint of the new towers.” The outdoor space will boast a public plaza and promenade, toddler and children’s play areas, a bocce ball court, basketball court, dog run, glowing lanterns, sloping lawns, and a water garden.
The master plan
The first phase of the park will cover the area between two residential towers, the 278-unit 550 Vanderbilt and the 298-unit affordable housing complex 535 Carlton. The towers and the park are expected to open next summer. The full Pacific Park Brooklyn mega-development will be completed by 2025.
The developers plan to present the park plan at the local community board meeting tonight. Forest City CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin said in a statement, “The park will make this pocket of the borough more livable for residents of many different Brooklyn neighborhoods. There will no longer be a dearth of green space in the heart of Brooklyn. Instead, there will be sprawling lawns, shaded benches and valued neighborhood amenities across eight acres of public open space that will reknit these communities together.”
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Neighborhoods : Prospect Heights