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Brooklyn Marine Terminal Set for Major Overhaul

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Brooklyn Marine Terminal Set for Major Overhaul

Mike Schuler
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May 15, 2024

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, alongside the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, have announced plans to overhaul the Brooklyn Marine Terminal. The project, in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), aims to transform the terminal into a modern maritime port and community hub.

The redevelopment will extend to the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island, expanding the facility over a 122-acre site. This expansion is expected to generate thousands of jobs and significantly boost New York City’s economy.

Additionally, the city will assume control of the Brooklyn marine terminal area, which encompasses 122 acres along the Red Hook and Columbia Street Waterfront District. An initial $80 million investment will be used to repair several piers and plan for the area’s future development.

“Today’s announcement marks the next great chapter for Brooklyn’s storied waterfront and is a win for the people of New York City,” said Governor Kathy Hochul.

The plan is part of a larger vision to revitalize New York City’s waterfront, aiming to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and serve as a community anchor. The proposed redevelopment includes mixed-use development possibilities, such as housing and community amenities, and focuses on reducing truck traffic through micro-distribution strategies.

A taskforce will be formed to engage with stakeholders and develop a unified vision for the terminal. NYCEDC has hired the firm WXY for community engagement and urban planning.

The city is also seeking over $350 million in federal funds to develop the terminal into a leading global maritime facility focused on international cargo handling and low-carbon freight movement.

Furthermore, the city plans to revise its lease of part of Staten Island’s Howland Hook Marine Terminal to the Port Authority, granting them full operational control. The Port Authority and its partners plan to invest in site upgrades to improve supply chain efficiency, create jobs, and enhance economic growth.

Overall, city and state officials are hopeful that this project will promote economic development, create jobs, and transform the waterfront into a dynamic community area.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton called the plan is a “win-win-win.”

“By strengthening our Howland Hook Marine Terminal through this transaction, we are driving forward one of the fundamental strategic imperatives of the Port Authority, which is the vitality of our ocean-going cargo container supply lines. At the same time, we will enable the City of New York to transform Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a vibrant, mixed-use community asset,” said Cotton.

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