Saturday, June 20, 2015

Community update meeting Wednesday, June 24 focuses on green space (plus emerging strategy to promote "park")

Greenland Forest City Partners and Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) will host the next Community Update (formerly known as Quality of Life) meeting on Wednesday, June 24, from 6 to 8 pm.

The location is the first floor conference room of the Shirley Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place.

The agenda is diverse, but ESD highlighted the fact that there will be "an overview of open space plan for the project and a construction update."

1. NYPD Community Update – Captain DiGiacomo (78th Precinct)
2. Department of Transportation (DOT) – Commissioner Keith Bray
3. Empire State Development (ESD) – Samuel Filler
4. Atlantic Yards Community Development Corp. (AYCDC) – Tobi Jaiyesimi
5. Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) – Ashley Cotton
a. Open Space Presentation
b. Construction Update
i. Barclays Center Green Roof
ii. West Portal/LIRR
iii. 550 Vanderbilt Avenue (B11)
iv. 535 Carlton Avenue (B14)
v. 38 Sixth Avenue (B3)
vi. 461 Dean (B2)
c. Arena Operations
6. Q & A
The open space promotion

Remember, there will be eight acres of open space delivered by 2025, which 1) is publicly accessible private space, not a park; 2) is hardly not coming soon; and 3) will mainly serve the 14,000+ people in Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.

However, as seen in the screenshots below on Twitter, the developers are likening it to truly public space like Grand Army Plaza (14 acres), Fort Greene Park (30 acres), and Prospect Park (585 acres).

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