Thursday, April 16, 2009

100 trucks a day at Pier 7?

The CB6 Economic and Waterfront Development Committee (which I co-chair) has recently held meetings about the plans of the City's Economic Development Corporation to locate Phoenix Beverages, a beer distributor, at the Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. At the committee's March 16, 2009 meeting, EDC announced that Phoenix would relocate to Pier 11 in the Basin but also at Pier 7, near Cobble Hill. Not only that, but Phoenix would use Pier 7 as the launch and return point for one hundred trucks a day. Where is Pier 7? See for yourself:

Pier 7 is one pier south of Brooklyn Bridge Park and almost as close to Cobble Hill.

The Red Hook community has been kept in the loop about this. Now that it concerns Cobble Hill, we need to be heard, too. I urge the community to make itself heard at the committee's next meeting. Here are the details:

WHAT: CB6 Economic and Waterfront Development Committee meeting
WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2009 at 6.30 p.m.
WHERE: 250 Baltic Street


Gniken said...

How did the meeting go?

Jeff Strabone said...

Of primary interest to Cobble Hill, the committee voted to ask the EDC for a set of guarantees that would mitigate the effects of Phoenix's proposed relocation to Pier 7.