A cement pour continues to take place tonight at 535 Carlton Avenue. There was no notice of the late night work before the work took place -- I stumbled on it trying to identify where the noise was coming from. I documented it at 6:15 PM and again at 7:15 PM. You can see the fellow with the orange vest sending a text in the video below. A community notice from the Pacific Park Community Liaison, but not the State went out at 6:45.
I checked the construction update distributed last week and there is no notice of the late night work. The State has not given notice. That is surprising since Pacific Park's (late) notice warns of late night work all week. Such a meaningful amount of late night work ought to be included in a State construction update.
Here's the vieo:
Just after filming this, a cement truck came to the site via Carlton Avenue. The video camera in my phone stopped working unfortunately, so I was unable to capture it. The truck came down Carlton (not sure from what point, but certainly at least as far south as Bergen, maybe further south), and drove directly into the site. I asked if this had been happening all day. The construction worker manning the entrance said that it was happening because the Carlton/Pacific intersection gate was the only one open. The gate at Pacific and Vanderbilt was closed. I was able to take a still shot of the closed gate on Vanderbilt. It is attached. [Below] HDR should be able to verify this. The truck that came down Carlton did so just after 7. What is the chance someone is logging trucks as they enter the site?
Complaint # for use of illegal truck route (residential street at least from Bergen Street to Pacific Street:
Pacific Park Brooklyn is seriously delayed, Forest City Realty Trust said yesterday in a news release, which further acknowledged that the project has caused a $300 million impairment, or write-down of the asset, as the expected revenues no longer exceed the carrying cost.
The Cleveland-based developer, parent of Brooklyn-based Forest City Ratner, which is a 30% investor in Pacific Park along with 70% partner/overseer Greenland USA, blamed the "significant impairment" on an oversupply of market-rate apartments, the uncertain fate of the 421-a tax break, and a continued increase in construction costs.
While the delay essentially confirms the obvious, given that two major buildings have not launched despite plans to do so, it raises significant questions about the future of the project, including:
if market-rate construction is delayed, will the affordable h…