Monday, October 24, 2011

From City Limits: The Unfulfilled Promises of Atlantic Yards

The headline:
The Unfulfilled Promises of Atlantic Yards
What's missing from the controversial development site? Not just the jobs and housing, says this writer, but the independent monitor required by the community benefits agreement.

The lead:
How is developer Forest City Ratner fulfilling its ambitious promises of jobs, affordable housing, local/minority contracting, and more at its controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn?
Not so well, though the developer won't admit it, nor fund the independent monitor that's supposed to tell us.
Read the rest of my essay at City Limits.

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