Adjacent to the southernmost section of the park, the Pier 6 uplands site consists of two parcels, each approximately 10,000-square feet in size. Each of the site’s two buildings would be reduced by three floors from the heights permitted under the Park’s 2005 General Project Plan (GPP) while including a substantial affordable component. In response to community concerns, the recommended project comprises 339 units – a reduction from the 430 permitted at the site – space for a 75-seat universal pre-K facility, a 1,500-square foot community facility, plus ground floor uses and streetscape upgrades to enhance the park experience and create a welcoming gateway to the Park. The project would be built with union labor under an expected project labor agreement between the developers and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. The design architect on the project is ODA New York. A lawsuit challenging the Pier 6 development site Request for Proposals was settled last month, allowing BBP to move forward with the GPP modification process, and recommend this selection to its Board of Directors.