Brooklyn Bay Center is a waterfront esplanade and park located on a brownfield site that was built in conjunction with a BJ’s shopping center and parking structure. WDLA’s design included an entry pergola, stabilization of the waterfront edge, paths of varying pervious materials, various types of seating and tables, rain gardens for storm water management of runoff, planting and framing gorgeous views of the harbor and Verrazano Bridge. Being a brownfield site along a waterbody, approvals and permits were required from NYC DEP as well as several other City agencies because of the many environmental issues that needed to be addressed. From initial design through construction, the project also required close coordination with the NYC Parks Department, who has jurisdiction over the public esplanade.
Status: Completed 2014