Rooftop solar garden in the works at Brooklyn Army Terminal

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The Brooklyn Army Terminal may be joining the effort to go greener.

The New York City Economic Development Corp. is in the early stages of building a solar garden on one of the buildings of the terminal's campus.

The NYCEDC submitted a request for a proposal from potential developers. The plan is set to take the near-100,000 square-feet of unused rooftop space and convert it into a unique solar technology project.

The NYCEDC says that the plan includes an opportunity for Sunset Park residents and businesses in the terminal to subscribe to affordable and sustainable solar energy generated from the panels.

"This was a fantastic way for us to tap into what we are trying to do in terms of sustainability and supporting the manufacturing business as well as the surrounding community," said Julie Stein, of the NYCEDC.

This is just the request for the proposal, though. The NYCEDC will be consulting with businesses who are currently using solar panels to try to implement this plan in the best way possible.

The NYCEDC will be hosting a site tour in the upcoming weeks for those who are interested in submitting proposals.

The proposals are due on May 23.

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