Friday, October 24, 2014

Next Quality of Life meeting set for November 19; two towers set to begin in December

Updated with new date and venue:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
@ 6:00 PM
Brooklyn Hospital
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
121 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Also note October 30 meeting on the recent settlement regarding Atlantic Yards.

550 Vanderbilt, kinda skewed
A message from Empire State Development:
Dear Community,
Forest City Ratner Companies, along with Empire State Development Corporation will host the next Quality of Life meeting on
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
@ 6:00 PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

We will present an overview of the upcoming construction activities surrounding the project. Please plan to arrive promptly in order to provide time for presentations and questions and answers from the community members. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Jordan at Thank you for your continued commitment to the overall success of this project.
Presumably the discussion will regard the two towers Greenland Forest City Partners plans to start in December, at the corner of Dean Street and Carlton Avenue (535 Carlton) and the corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue (550 Vanderbilt).

The discussion likely also will cover plans for the green roof on the Barclays Center as well as the stalled B2 modular tower. It's unclear if, as in September, a presentation will be circulated before the meeting.

As I wrote in August, what was once a Quality of Life Committee, nominally involving community members as equal players, has become a meeting hosted by the developer.

It's not clear how the Quality of Life meetings will be incorporated in the new plans for an Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, set to launch in December, to monitor project commitments.

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