Old Brooklyn “Downtown” Focus Area
From The Master Plan - Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
A collection of historic commercial and office buildings at the intersection of Pearl and Broadview Roads anchors the center of the Old Brooklyn Downtown district. The Downtown area radiates out from there such that the northern point of the district is formed by the intersection of Pearl Road and Wildlife Way, at the southern edge of the Brooklyn-Brighton Bridge and the Lower Big Creek Valley. The area extends east to include the Henninger landfill, then southeast to include the retail/commercial area along Broadview Road south to the intersection of Broadview and Valley Road. The southern edge of the district is formed by Leopold Avenue which is also the base of the Pearl/State triangle. The western edge of the district is the edge of the commercial properties that front on Pearl Road.
The recommendations for the Old Brooklyn Downtown District encompass both those that are broader in nature and apply to the entirety of the Downtown area described above, as well as recommendations that are targeted towards specific Opportunity Sites within the Downtown District. These specific sites possess significant opportunities and challenges such that they warrant their own set of specific recommendations. These sub-focus areas include the Pearl State Triangle; the Pearl/Broadview Intersection; the Henninger Landfill; and the Broadview Road commercial services/residential mix area. These areas and their recommendations will be described in greater detail below.