Wednesday, September 30, 2015

From the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update: Atlantic Avenue crane to be removed; Saturday work at three sites

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update was sent at 5:11 pm yesterday, after the second business day of ten concluded, by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City partners, covers the two weeks beginning Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, though the document (see bottom), oddly enough, says October 11.

Among the notable changes are the disassembly of the Atlantic Avenue crane for the arena green roof on Saturday, Oct. 10 (though that will not reopen traffic lanes); foundation work for the B3 site (Dean Street and Sixth Avenue), and the transfer of a mobile crane to the B3 site from the B14 site, at Carlton Avenue and Dean.

Here's the previous alert: note no previous mention of demolition on Block 1120--buildings that jut into railyard from Atlantic Avenue--and no mention of current demolition on Block 1128, site of B15, though there it appears to be ongoing. no mention of continuation of work cleaning out the contents of 666 Pacific Street, which was described in the previous alert "As part of mobilizing for the demolition."

Also note ongoing Saturday work at the B2 site, at Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street, the B15 site, at Sixth Avenue and Pacific Street; and the B14 site.

The sections below are verbatim, with the new information highlighted in bold.

B2 - 461 Dean Street, Modular Residential
During this reporting period:
 Interior work will continue on modules that have already been installed.
 *Exterior façade adjustments and paint repairs ongoing. All work will be performed within the construction fenced perimeter. Work will commence on the ground floor storefront. Enclosure work of the Arena Dean Street entrance area will be substantially completed.
 Saturday work to address field conditions within the site will occur during this reporting period. This work includes all work listed above.
B3 - 38 Sixth Avenue
During this reporting period:
 Foundation activities, including the drilling of piles and material delivery, shall occur during this reporting period. Mass excavation is complete. Minor excavation will continue as required for pile caps and footings. Soil that has been classified as clean or contaminated will continue to be removed from the site and brought to appropriate disposal locations.
 Saturday work to address field conditions within the site will occur during this reporting period. This work includes all work listed above.
*A small mobile crane will move to the B3 site from where it is currently staged at B14.
 *Pile installation will continue through this reporting period. Foundation work is expected to begin during the week of September 27th. 
 *Concrete pours will for foundation work will commence
Arena Green Roof
During this reporting period:
 Delivery of material continues during this reporting period and will be lifted to the roof utilizing the Atlantic Avenue crane when needed. Deliveries will come through the Atlantic Avenue gate utilizing flagmen to direct traffic.
* Pursuant to permits the Atlantic Avenue crane will be disassembled on Saturday, October 10; a community notice will be distributed. 
 Protocols for the trucks entering and exiting the site have been put in place to provide clarification and instruction for on roadway routing to and from the project site, queuing of trucks while on site and vehicle idling restrictions.
LIRR Yard Activities - Block 1120 & 1121
During this reporting period:
 During this reporting period, the Contractor will continue excavation and hauling of soil from Blocks 1120 and 1121. Soil that has been classified as clean, contaminated or hazardous will be removed from the site as part of the excavation activities and brought to appropriate disposal locations. 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 restrictions.
 Support of Excavation (SOE) work including the installation of lagging and tiebacks will continue within this area during this reporting period.
 Manhole and duct bank installations will be ongoing in Blocks 1120 and 1121 during this reporting period.
 Foundation footing and pier rebar, formwork, and concrete installations will be ongoing in Blocks 1120 and 1121 throughout this reporting period.
 Pacific Street Retaining wall rebar, formwork, concrete installations and back-filling behind wall will be ongoing in Block 1120 and 1121 throughout this reporting period.
 Excavation, formwork and underpinning for future removal of LIRR Atlantic Avenue Tunnel wall will continue throughout this reporting period.
 *Building and platform foundation pile installation and testing will be ongoing during this reporting period.
LIRR Yard Activities – Atlantic Avenue
 MPT
LIRR Yard Activities – Night/Weekend Work
Tunnel Work
 Weekend Electrical Utility work (conduit and support installation) is being performed inside the LIRR Tunnel and will continue during this reporting period and is currently scheduled to continue through 2015.
Block 1129
B11 – 550 Vanderbilt Avenue:
During this reporting period:
 Superstructure phase of construction continues. A crawler crane has been installed. All related equipment and materials will be delivered to the site for ongoing superstructure work including concrete pours. Carpenters are performing formwork for 6th floor columns, shear walls and slabs. Concrete pours will continue on a daily base.
*Temporary standpipe will be installed during this period.
 *Delivery for masonry will start.
B14- 535 Carlton Avenue:
During this reporting period:
 Saturday work as well as work up until 9 pm during weekdays to address field conditions within the site will occur during this reporting period. This work includes all work listed below.
o The sidewalk on the west side of the 6th Avenue Bridge (between Pacific and Atlantic) will remain closed to pedestrians;
o The MPT will remain in place on the far west lane of the 6th Avenue Bridge from Pacific Street to Atlantic Avenue.
 *Superstructure work is continuing with the framing and pouring of the ground floor. The framing of the 1st floor will occur in this reporting period as well.
 *Foundation backfill and waterproofing will continue throughout this reporting period. Conveyor belt may be used to assist in backfill efforts.
 
 *Foundation backfill and waterproofing will continue throughout this reporting period. Conveyor belt may be used to assist in backfill efforts.
B-15 (6th Ave and Pacific Street)
During this reporting period:
 Geotechnical borings and test pits will continue this period. Soil and well borings will be drilled with the use of a limited access drill rig, when required. Test pits within the sidewalks and basements of existing properties will be hand excavated, with use of a jackhammer.
 Some of the geotechnical borings and test pits will be performed on the sidewalks along Pacific Street, Dean Street and Sixth Avenue. In all cases the sidewalks will be partially closed, however a five foot pedestrian lane will be maintained in accordance with obtained DOT permits.
 Broadcast lot will be shared/ utilized by both the arena and the B2 site for temporary storage of equipment.
 Saturday work to address field conditions within the site will occur during this reporting period. This work includes all work listed above.

*Block 1120 & 1128 Demolition
During this reporting period:
 *Contractor will commence clean out of buildings on Block 1120 during this reporting period.


How to Reach Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office (CLO)
The Community Liaison Office is located at Atlantic Center Mall, 625 Atlantic Avenue 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 can be reached by phone at 866-923-5315 and by email at communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com
Noise Receptor Control Program
You may be eligible to receive and have installed double paned or storm windows and an in-window air conditioning unit for certain residential units where such air conditioning and/or double paned windows/storm windows do not exist today. The cost of any windows and any air conditioning units, and the cost of their installation, would be borne by the Developer.
The locations that may be eligible at this time are the residential sites in proximity to site construction and identified in the 2006 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) or the 2014 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) as having the potential to experience significant adverse noise impacts during the construction of the Pacific Park Brooklyn project.
In order to schedule an on-site inspection by the Developer to determine which windows may be eligible for replacement and/or AC units provided please contact:
Roberta Fearon
Forest City Ratner Companies Tel: (718) 923-5314 Email: rfearon@fcrc.com
or
Irma Barrera
Forest City Ratner Companies Tel: (718) 923-5306 ibarrera@fcrc.com


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