Monday, September 12, 2011

Community Board 2 to discuss bollard plan at meeting Wednesday; Forest City Ratner invited but not confirmed

Brooklyn Community Board 2, which includes the largest portion of the Atlantic Yards arena block/plaza, on Wednesday, September 14 has put on its monthly meeting agenda discussion of the bollard arrangement proposed by developer Forest City Ratner around the block bounded by Flatbush, Atlantic, and Sixth avenues.

The bollards, not previously subject to public discussion, would cut the effective width of sidewalk.

The meeting will be held at Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Avenue at St. Felix Street, beginning at 6 pm. The agenda includes numerous items, including five committee reports, before the bollard plan is listed under "new business."

Developer Forest City Ratner is listed as "invited, not confirmed," which doesn't sound promising. Note that the developer did not publicly release the bollard plan in the first place.

Brooklyn Community Board 6 also has its monthly meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 14, to be held at New York Methodist Hospital, at 506 6th Street. The bollard plan is not mentioned on the agenda though there is an opportunity for members of the public to address the board.

Deadline for comments on the bollard plan to the Department of Transportation is September 22; comments should be sent to Emma Berenblit at eberenblit@dot.nyc.gov.

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