Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle is facing transportation and infrastructure challenges, which are being addressed by a coalition dedicated to the growth of the borough’s tech sector. The area includes Downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Dumbo areas.
According to The Real Deal, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition issued a request for the creation of a “master plan” today. The coalition consists of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the Dumbo Improvement District, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Cooperation. The group requested a planning team to work on physical improvements, transportation, real estate, land use, and economic policy, as listed in the statement.
Andrew Kimball, CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Development Corp, told The Real Deal that, “Whether it’s computer operated machinery, film post-production, or high-end design, 21st century manufacturing at the Navy Yard is being driven by technology innovation. Our growth is only confined by the lack of space and access to mass transit.” However, previous reporting by The Real Deal showed that last year, office space in Downtown Brooklyn had some of the highest vacancy rates in the nation. But, with NYU’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress, the area is expected to expand beyond housing just back offices for firms.