With and an agreement with the U.S. Army reached, Admiral's Row at overcame the last hurdle to a planned mixed-use development.
According to the News, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Friday that the feds gave the green light to a final transfer to the city—clearing the way for a supermarket, shops and more.
“The creation of jobs, access to quality, affordable food and reservation of key parts of the Navy Yard’s glorious history—this is truly a win-win-win for the people of Brooklyn and the families and seniors who live next door to the Navy Yard,” Schumer said. “For too long, local residents in Farragut, Whitman and Ingersoll and parts of nearby Fort Greene have not had acceptable food shopping options— but no more. This deal paves the way for one of the biggest construction project this community has ever seen.”
A developer has not yet been named for the project. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., which at BLDG 92, will be in charge of development.
“The Brooklyn Navy Yard is an urban job creation success story if there ever was one,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The development of the Admiral's Row site will not only serve residents of the neighborhood by providing new fresh food and retail options, but it will also strengthen the city’s economy."