Tuesday, November 11, 2014

From the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update: overnight deliveries (how many?) of steel trusses for green roof to begin next week

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), for the weeks beginning November 10 and November 17, was released yesterday by Empire State Development, after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

Notable is the disclosure--unmentioned in the previous Update/Alert  or in plans for the arena's green roof--that deliveries of steel trusses, slated to commence November 17, will be made at night:
 Deliveries will be made to both the B3 and Atlantic Avenue crane locations. Deliveries to the B3 crane location will be staged on the Dean Street and 6th Avenue sidewalks. Given that they are oversized loads, deliveries of the large steel trusses will be made during overnight hours in accordance with DOT regulations.
I contacted Empire State Development for more information regarding the number of deliveries expected per nights/week, and for how many weeks. I'll update this when I get a response, but government offices are closed today for Veterans Day.

As I wrote in April, the green roof was not part of the most recent round of environmental review, the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, because the latter was ordered regarding Phase 2 of the project, east of Sixth Avenue. The green roof is part of Phase 1. For the purpose of the review, Phase 1 was an "existing condition," even if it's not built yet. So it fell through the cracks.

The new document also states:
Protocols for the trucks entering and exiting the site have been put in place. These protocols provide instruction on roadway routing to and from the project site, queuing of trucks while on site and vehicle idling.
Those protocols remain unclear. Also regarding the green roof, the document says that "Installation of the sidewalk bridge along Atlantic Avenue will commence during this reporting period," though the previous document, issued two week earlier.

LIRR Yard Activities - Block 1120 & 1121

Also new in the document is the disclosure of expected drilling on Atlantic Avenue:
Contractor will mobilize drill rig and begin installation of SOE [support of excavation] soldier piles on Atlantic Avenue during this reporting period. Drilling work at the intersection of Atlantic and 6th Avenues may begin during this reporting period. A minimum 7-day notification will be provided prior to installation of the associated MPT.
Block 1129

Also new is disclosure of plans for the other two construction sites on the southeast block of the site, Block 1120. The two sites at the east and west end of the block, B11 and B14, are already slated for towers:
Soil characterization borings required to facilitate soil disposal related to future building construction at the B12 and B13 sites within Block 1129 will commence during this reporting period.
Two soil characterization borings required by ConEd for the vault locations in the Dean Street sidewalk will be performed during this reporting period.
How to Reach Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office (CLO)
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@pacificparkbrooklyn.com remains the same.
How to Reach ESD
If you have any questions please contact Nicole Jordan ESD’s Manager, Pacific Park Brooklyn Project Community/Government Relations at 212-803-3736 or AtlanticYards@esd.ny.gov

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