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Atlantic Yards
A proposal by the developer Forest City Ratner to build 16 towers and an arena on a 22 acre site in Prospect Heights.

Atlantic Yards Quality of Life meeting

Start Date: 
February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Forest City Ratner Companies
Location: 
Shirley Chisholm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place 1st Floor Conference Room
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Representatives of Forest City Ratner companies will present an overview of the upcoming construction activities surrounding the project. Please plan to arrive promptly in order to provide time for presentations and questions and answers from the community members. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Jordan at atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov.

Open to: 
General public

Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation board meeting

Start Date: 
February 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation
Location: 
Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus
One University Plaza (at Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues) Library Learning Center – 515C Conference Room (5th Floor)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The first meeting of the board of directors of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AYCDC) will take place at 4:00PM on Friday, February 6. The meeting was rescheduled after the announced January 30 meeting was postponed.

AYCDC's mission is to oversee compliance with the Atlantic Yards project's public commitments, including public benefits and mitigation of project impacts. AYCDC was formed as a result of a settlement between local organizations, including PHNDC, and the Empire State Development Corporation in June of 2014.

The meeting is open to the public.Those wishing to attend must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Members of the press should please call (800) 260-7313; members of the public should please call (212) 803-3795.

 

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting

Start Date: 
November 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Empire State Development Corporation/Forest City Ratner Companies
Location: 
Brooklyn Hospital
121 Dekalb Avenue 3rd Floor Auditorium
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Forest City Ratner Companies will present an overview of the upcoming construction activities surrounding the project. Please plan to arrive promptly in order to provide time for presentations and questions and answers from the community members. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Jordan at atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov. 

Open to: 
General public

PHNDC and BrooklynSpeaks organizations reach agreement for accelerated affordable housing and public oversight at Atlantic Yards

Posted: June 27, 2014 - 3:34pm

Since its founding in 2004, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council has advocated for a greater role for the community in the Atlantic Yards project. We have fought to hold the developer and the State accountable for the commitments each has made to the public. Those commitments include not only promised benefits like affordable housing and open space, but also measures to be implemented to reduce impacts from construction on the project’s neighbors.

Today, PHNDC and other sponsors of the BrooklynSpeaks initiative announced an agreement with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and developer Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) that will result in several important changes to the Atlantic Yards project.

Public hearing on Atlantic Yards delay

Start Date: 
April 30, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Empire State Development Corporation
Location: 
Long Island University
75 DeKalb Avenue Room HS107
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

In 2009, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council and several other civic and community-based organizations filed suit against the New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Forest City Ratner Companies for their decision to allow the completion of the Atlantic Yards project to be delayed from 10 to 25 years. A State Supreme Court ruled in July 2011 that ESDC’s failure to study the effects of the 15-year delay on surrounding communities violated State environmental law.

Now, four and a half years after its illegal approval of the delayed project schedule, ESDC has issued a draft environmental report that claims an additional 15 years of construction won’t be a big deal for our community. The community asked that the State consider bringing in other developers to speed up the project. Can’t be done, it said.

But local residents haven’t forgotten the disruptions they suffered during construction of the Barclays Center arena—disruptions that were supposed to be relieved through environmental commitments by Forest City that ESDCfailed to enforce. And we all know that neighbors in danger of being displaced through rising rents can’t wait 25 years for Atlantic Yards to make good on its commitment to provide 2,250 affordable apartments.

 

Open to: 
General public

Public Hearing on the Atlantic Yards DSEIS is your chance to demand promises will be kept and neighborhood will be protected

Posted: April 25, 2014 - 11:52am

In 2009, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council and several other civic and community-based organizations filed suit against the New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Forest City Ratner Companies for their decision to allow the completion of the Atlantic Yards project to be delayed from 10 to 25 years. A State Supreme Court ruled in July 2011 that ESDC’s failure to study the effects of the 15-year delay on surrounding communities violated State environmental law.

Now, four and a half years after its illegal approval of the delayed project schedule, ESDC has issued a draft environmental report that claims an additional 15 years of construction won’t be a big deal for our community. The community asked that the State consider bringing in other developers to speed up the project. Can’t be done, it said.

But local residents haven’t forgotten the disruptions they suffered during construction of the Barclays Center arena—disruptions that were supposed to be relieved through environmental commitments by Forest City that ESDC failed to enforce. And we all know that neighbors in danger of being displaced through rising rents can’t wait 25 years for Atlantic Yards to make good on its commitment to provide 2,250 affordable apartments.

ESDC will hold a public hearing on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Long Island University, 75 DeKalb Avenue, Room HS107.Atlantic Yards is the only large State project where decisions are made by a board of political appointees with no local members. It’s time to use this opportunity to tell Governor Cuomo how you feel about giving Forest City Ratner the exclusive right to hold 22 acres of our community hostage for 25 years with no accountability to the public. Join us!Make your voice heard for accountability, transparency and community input in this massive development!