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A power plant that would block a proposed park on the North Brooklyn waterfront came back to life nearly a month after the state pulled the plug on the idea.

In March, a state panel halted the construction of a 1,100-megawatt plant on the waterfront between North 10th and North 12th streets — land that the city intends to convert into Bushwick Inlet Park.

But TransGas — the energy company behind the proposed gasworks — started an appeal last week.

If the state board does not reverse its decision to thwart the power plant, TransGas will take the case to the State Supreme Court, said company attorney John Dax.

The power plant’s new lease on life means that the city will work around the lot when it begins construction on Bushwick Inlet Park this fall.

“We can’t build on that property because we don’t own the land,” said Law Department spokeswoman Connie Pankratz. “For now, the Parks Department is choosing to focus on other sites.”

The Bloomberg administra­tion’s broad goal is to build Bushwick Inlet Park between North Eighth and North 14th streets. But the city still does not control the Transgas site.

Earlier this month, the city unveiled dramatic plans for the first segment of the park, between North Ninth and North 10th streets. That design includes a sloped building whose planted roof will be covered in grass and walking paths.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
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