RIOC Real Estate Committee Hearing Presentation On Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock Today - Proposed Site Far Away From Residential Population At FDR Four Freedoms Park
RIOC Officials At Oil Dock in November 2009 Watching NY Water Taxi Ferry Boat Go By
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee is meeting later this afternoon. According to RIOC:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.An audio web cast of the Operations Advisory Committee will be available soon after the meeting.
1. Presentation of Proposed Pilot Ferry and Dock Near Four Freedoms Park
2. Review Anticipated Impacts of Southtown Building #7 Construction:
a) Removal and Replacement of Certain Trees, and
b) Relocation of the "Tot-lot" Playground.
3. Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee
The November 15, 2012 RIOC Operations Committee meeting heard a presentation from Ocean and Coastal Consultants evaluating the best locations for a Roosevelt Island Ferry dock. The locations considered were the Oil Dock on the East Channel under the Queensboro Bridge, the Observation/Subway Pier on the West Channel, near the Octagon building on the West Channel and Southpoint Park on the East Channel (near FDR Park).
Ocean and Coastal Consultants concluded the optimum ferry location for Roosevelt Island was either the Observation/Subway Pier or the Oil Dock. They also noted that the most likely route for a Roosevelt Island Ferry was as a shuttle back and forth to Manhattan's 34th Street dock. The RIOC Directors ended the discussion seeking an analysis of the costs and potential funders of a Roosevelt Island ferry dock as well as a determination if ferry service on the proposed shuttle route back and forth to 34th Street is wanted by residents.
Here's the ferry discussion from November 2012 RIOC Operations Committee.
More on Roosevelt Island Ferry service from previous post and first posts on ferry service in 2007 here, here and here.