Tuesday, August 19, 2014

From the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert: module deliveries on hold; changes at B3 site for Green Roof work (less bike parking)

Two weeks after Greenland Forest City Partners renamed Atlantic Yards as Pacific Park, Empire State Development, which sends out two-week Construction updates after preparation by Forest City Ratner, had made an adjustment.

The email yesterday had the subject line "Atlantic Yards dba PACIFIC PARK BROOKLYN TWO WEEK LOOK AHEAD," and came with a note about the "ongoing effort to update you on the activities surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project (dba Pacific Park Brooklyn)." But it also was addressed to "the Atlantic Yards Community," so they're still working on the nomenclature.

At B2

Notably, no more modules were delivered to the B2 modular tower in the past two weeks, leaving a total of 297 (of 930), with the tenth floor complete. Erection of 11th floor modules will begin in September 2014.

During these two weeks, mechanical, plumbing and electrical mate line work will continue at the building, as will "exterior punch list." That typically refers to final fixes, but note that some of the module faces, flapping in the wind, seem to have arrived with flaws.

Also, water main tie-in work on Flatbush Avenue at night should begin. It unclear how/whether traffic would be affected.

Green roof work (and less bicycle parking)

Coming soon to the B3 site, at the southeast corner of the arena block, will be trailers used in connection with the Green Roof.

Also, an area within that B3 footprint "will be fenced in for storage of equipment and materials used in connection with work going on inside the building." That is related to the green roof but I thought the work was all exterior.

Also, they've begun removing the bike racks, which once were able to accommodate 400 bikes (though hardly used but occasionally hyped) "to make way for the upcoming crane installation, which is slated for October." Instead, "racks to accommodate approximate 45 bikes will be installed in the plaza on 6th Avenue.

Note that this is a departure from the 2009 Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments (and the 2014 Second Amended Memorandum), which requires the developer to "provide any ticketholder traveling to the arena by bicycle with free indoor bicycle storage in a secure, manned facility designed to accommodate at least 400 bicycles on the arena block."

LIRR rail yard activities

Pile drilling along the north side of Pacific Street will continue during this reporting period and should take about four months, according to the alert. The contractor will continue excavation and hauling of soil from Blocks 1120 and 1121.

The contractor will continue installation of tiebacks, lagging, excavation of soil and demolition of the lower portion of the concrete retaining wall along Pacific Street, between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues. The contractor has begun grading/paving work in the area of the yard between the Arena and 6th Avenue.

Community Liaison Office (CLO)

According to the document:
The Community Liaison Office has been relocated to Atlantic Center, 625 Atlantic Avenue. Located on the 3rd floor, visitors seeking the office should enter through the mall entrance located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and So. Portland Avenue. The CLO’s hours are M-F from 9am – 4pm and the phone number, 866-923-5315 and email, communityliaison@atlanticyards.com remains the same.
That probably needs an update, since Forest City has already sent out emails indicating a new address: communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Have we addressed the error directly with the head of outreach at ESD, Marion Phillips? One Atlantic Yards neighbor had an amusing phone calls to ESD and around and around they went.

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    1. No, but I presume they read this and will adjust.

      If you have something to report, please feel free to email me directly with details. (Email at top of this page)

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