Sunday, March 25, 2012

The HRA delay at 470 Vanderbilt and the (delayed) impact on the area around the Atlantic Yards site

Brownstoner reported 3/21/12:
HRA’s 470 Vanderbilt Move-in Date Pushed Back
Construction moves along at 470 Vanderbilt Avenue, where the Human Resources Administration signed a lease two years ago. Before construction started up, the move-in was scheduled for Spring 2012; once construction began, it pushed back to the end of this year. An HRA rep tells us the move-in date is now Spring 2013. When the move finally happens, it should bring 1,800 staff and 1,500 visitors to the area on the regular.
What does that mean? Whatever the impact on traffic or pedestrian conditions for the area around the Atlantic Yards site--I argued the state did not consider the impact of office workers and visitors--it won't come until well after some kinks are worked out regarding arena operations.

And that means arena operators should be breathing a little easier.

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