The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Major PHNDC initiatives and collaborations.

Vanderbilt Avenue traffic calming

Posted: January 27, 2007 - 6:44pm

Public involvement in Atlantic Yards

Posted: January 27, 2007 - 6:30pm

Atlantic Yards is a proposal by the developer Forest City Ratner to build 16 towers and an arena on a 22 acre site in Prospect Heights. The project is being developed in conjunction with the Empire State Development Corporate under the New York State Urban Development Corporation law.

PHNDC has been concerned about the lack of community input and local oversight in the Atlantic Yards project since it was announced in December of 2003, and has consistently fought for greater involvement by the Prospect Heights community in the project's planning, review and construction. PHDNC has joined with other Brooklyn and citywide organizations in coalitions such as The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods and BrooklynSpeaks who are working to increase public awareness of the impacts of Atlantic Yards, and to demand accountability from government in addressing them. In the spring of 2011, PHNDC worked with the Park Slope Civic Council and the Boerum Hill Association to co-sponsor Atlantic Yards Watch, a community-led initiative to improve oversight of Atlantic Yards'construction and operations.

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