“Atlantic Yards” Public Hearing

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
New York City Technical College (Klitgord Auditorium)
285 Jay Street, Brooklyn

The New York State Urban Development Corporation, d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the City of New York, and affiliates of the Forest City Ratner Companies, including Atlantic Yards Development Company, LLC and Brooklyn Arena, LLC, proposes to implement the Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment project, a major transit-oriented development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn.

The proposed project would occupy an approximately 22-acre area, roughly bounded by Flatbush and 4th Avenues on the west, Vanderbilt Avenue on the east, Atlantic Avenue on the north, and Dean and Pacific Streets on the south.

The proposed development would include an approximately 18,000 seat arena, 16 buildings for residential, office, retail, community facilities, parking, and possibly hotel uses, including approximately 5,790 to 6,860 low, moderate and market-rate housing units, and a minimum of 7 acres of publicly accessible open space.

The proposed project would also reconfigure and improve the Vanderbilt rail yard and improve access to the Atlantic Terminal subway station.

Original documents are available at: http://www.empire.state.ny.us/AtlanticYards/

In addition, a Public Hearing will be held on the DEIS pursuant to SEQRA and other relevant statutes on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at New York City Technical College (Klitgord Auditorium), 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn.

Comments on the DEIS may be made orally or submitted in writing at the Public Hearing. Comments must be received within 30 days of the date of the Public Hearing (i.e., on or before 5:30 p.m. on September 22, 2006). Written comments may be submitted by email to atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us or by mail to the attention of Maria Mooney, ESDC, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Written comments, whether received at or after the Public Hearing will be afforded the same weight as oral testimony, and those wishing to submit lengthy or complex testimony are urged to do so in writing or by email. Oral or written comments may also be made or submitted at a community forum, which will be held at New York City College of Technology (Klitgord Auditorium), 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on September 12, 2006.

For questions and comments please contact:

Atlantic Yards c/o ESDC
Empire State Development Corporation
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 803-3233
atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us

  • essence

    As it stands, the Ratner proposal would create the highest density census track in the United States with 18,000 residents in a 22 acre plot. The seven acres of privately owned “open space” is well below the standards set by NYC, and the their definition of “affordable housing” includes many units for people earning up to $113,000/year and a pittance for people earning under the Brooklyn median income. It comes with massive taxpayer subsidies, and abuse of eminent domain to boot. For more info, please visit NoLandGrab.org or DDDb.net.

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