The project began in 2010. At the foot of Kent Street, a pier and esplanade for simple recreation amid 1.6-acres of open space to provide more access to the waterfront for the neighborhood are to be completed. Completion of construction is supposed to occur in 2012. As of June 2012, the pier had not been finished.
The 'Transmitter' name comes from the fact that Kent Street location was once the home of a WNYC radio station.