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[extracted from Community Board #1 - Manhattan Resolutions 02-26-2008, page 50]

 

COMMUNITY BOARD #1 MANHATTAN

RESOLUTION

 

DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2008

 

COMMITTEE OF ORIGIN: WATERFRONT

 

COMMITTEE VOTE: 5 In Favor 0 Opposed 1 Abstained 0 Recused

PUBLIC VOTE: 2 In Favor 0 Opposed 0 Abstained 0 Recused

BOARD VOTE: 38 In Favor 0 Opposed 0 Abstained 0 Recused

 

RE: Rivers Alive! an art/environmental/public space proposal for a rebuilt pier 13

 

WHEREAS: Rivers Alive! is a $25 million+ concept plan involving a rebuilt pier 13,

which would reconnect the public to their waterfront by creating an

aquarium, public space, and marina, and most, if not all, would be free to the public, and

 

WHEREAS: It would also contain educational components for learning about the

                river and environment as well as an art component to enhance the

                aesthetic of a rebuilt pier 13, and

 

WHEREAS: It was noted by the committee that there currently is no specific funding

                for this ambitious project; no operating budget has yet been devised; 

                and many governmental approvals would be needed if this project or a

                version of it, were ever to be constructed in the river, now

 

THEREFORE

BE IT

RESOLVED

THAT:        Community Board One values access to its waterways and applauds

                people with vision who are willing to bring forth new ideas and concepts

                for the public good, and that involve largely water dependent uses and

                public access, and

 

BE IT

FURTHER

RESOLVED

THAT:        The Wildlife Conservation Society, referred to by the Rivers Alive!

                planners as potential partners, would have to agree to partner on the

                aquarium element of this plan in order for Community Board One to be

                satisfied that this feature is handled adequately, and

 

BE IT

FURTHER

RESOLVED

THAT:        Community Board One supports the concepts underlying this plan and  

                the general mix of uses proposed, though more detailed and specific

                plans, with funding mechanisms, operating budgets, etc., would have

                to be reviewed and approved by Community Board One.

 


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