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Results of Request for Expression of Interest in Canarsie Pier Project

The building at Canarsie Pier under study in the RFEI.
The building at Canarsie Pier being considered for re-use under the Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI).

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News Release Date: September 28, 2010
Contact: Jane Ahern, 718-354-4607
Contact: John Harlan Warren, 718-354-4608

The National Park Service (NPS) issued a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) for the re-use of one 5,477 square–foot building on Canarsie Pier, in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. The pier is located in the Brooklyn borough of New York City along the south side of Belt Parkway at exit 13 and Rockaway Parkway. The building identified for potential re–use was previously operated as a restaurant and seasonal snack bar.

The RFEI was posted on April 6, 2010 and was open until June 24, 2010. Four site tours were held, one on each of the following dates: May 7, 8, 26 and 27. In response to the RFEI, the NPS received suggestions from three sources but no submissions that fully meet the RFEI submission guidelines or expressed an interest in occupying the building. The three suggestions were from local residents and provided input about the type of activities they would like the NPS to develop or allow at the Pier.

The three suggestions that were received will be incorporated into the park’s General Management Plan (GMP). The plan will provide guidance to manage the park for the next 20 years. The GMP, which is currently underway, will identify acceptable uses for structures throughout the park, including Canarsie Pier.

Read the full two-page report here.

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