Team selected to steer Brooklyn Tech Triangle
by Andrew Pavia
Nov 14, 2012 | 672 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition has announced a team led by WXY Architecture + Urban Design will focus on growing the technology industry in and around Downtown Brooklyn

The coalition is led by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, DUMBO Improvement District, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.

A study conducted earlier this year found that technology industries in Brooklyn employ almost 10,000 people and generate $3.1 billion in economic output. The coalition predicts those numbers will double over the next three years.

The new team will focus on transportation and infrastructure improvement, design “place-making” ideas, and develop real estate and policy strategies to help entice additional tech companies to locate in Brooklyn.

The group led by WXY Architecture + Urban Design was chosen from a field of 17 different teams and more than 60 firms.

“Nearly all of the city's top design, architecture and engineering firms submitted a proposal for the Tech Triangle planning study,” said Tucker Reed, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, “which is a real testament to the opportunities on the horizon for the greater Downtown Brooklyn area.

“After a thorough review process, we selected a team that we are confident addressed our needs,” he added.

“If you take a walk around the streets of DUMBO, you are likely to run into the CEOs and employees of the country's hottest tech and design companies,” said Alexandria Sica, executive director of the DUMBO Improvement District. “We know that tech wants to be here, but it is also out responsibility to ensure that there is space for all the firms that want to call DUMBO home.”
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