Monday, November 17, 2014

A meeting today on tax-exempt bonds for next tower; Quality of Life meeting Wednesday features architects of new towers

As I wrote, there's a public hearing today on tax-exempt bonds for 535 Carlton, built at the corner of Carlton Avenue and Dean Street, the first tower to be built by the Greenland Forest City Partners joint venture (and the first under the name Pacific Park Brooklyn), with 298 subsidized apartments.

The hearing, which also will cover applications for numerous other tax-exempt bond requests, will be at 11:30 a.m. in the main Conference Room of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYC HDC), 110 William Street, 10th Floor, in Manhattan. (It will also be webcast and on toll-free phone.)

Quality of Life meeting Wednesday

Also, a notice from the Dean Street Block Association notes that architects some project towers are expected at the Quality of Life meeting on Wednesday:
Please attend the upcoming Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting for information, or if you have questions about the significant changes to our neighborhood anticipated to start in weeks. It is an opportunity to speak directly to the architects of some of the buildings in the project, and raise any concerns you may have about impacts from construction. This will be your only opportunity before work is anticipated to accelerate. 
The architects of 19-story 535 Carlton and possibly taller 17-story 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, (both between Dean and Pacific Streets), will be in attendance. The construction of these buildings will be added to the ongoing work on the arena roof, the tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, LIRR rail yard work, and stalled B2. Details of construction will be provided including temporary elimination of on and off-street parking, narrowing of streets, sidewalk closures, nighttime work, construction staging and potential cutting of street trees.

Details of the changes are attached in two community notices [see here and here] addressing changes in the east and west parts of the project. For additional information feel free to contact our block association using this link:

Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting
Hosted by Forest City Ratner and Empire State Development.
The meeting will have a presentation on upcoming construction activities and a question and answer period.
When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 6 PM
Where: Brooklyn Hospital,
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
121 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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