Sunday, April 18, 2010

Brutally weirder: Forest City executive (who falsely claims FCR's projects are as-of-right) leads fight against Major Zoning Exceptions

Remember Forest City Ratner executive Bob Sanna, fighting an allegedly out-of-scale building in his hometown of Millburn, NJ, with deceptive claims that all of his own firm's project are as-of-right?

It's gotten brutally weirder.

According to a 4/13/10 report on NorthJersey.com, "Sanna, a trustee of the Concerned Neighborhood Association, finished the evening handing out buttons: 'Stop Major Zoning Exceptions.'"

What is Atlantic Yards if not a "Major Zoning Exception"?

As the Scope for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for AY stated:
It is anticipated that ESDC, in consultation with the City of New York (City), will: override the New York City Zoning Resolution with respect to use, bulk, (including height, setback, and floor area), signage, parking, and other requirements; the Atlantic Terminal Urban Renewal Plan as it relates to Site 5 and 6A; and the City Map to discontinue and acquire City streets.

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