The Brooklyn Paper, in a 6/30/16 article headined Growing pains: Supertall construction to close Flatbush Ave. Ext. lane, reports:
The developer behind the forthcoming “supertall” high-rise plans to close a lane of traffic on Flatbush Avenue Extension for up to three years while it builds the gargantuan structure between Dekalb Avenue and Fleet Street, its rep revealed during a Community Board 2 transportation committee meeting last week.It's unclear how far the closure would extend. The Community Board need only vote on recommending the placement of a crane on an adjacent street, while the lane closure is solely a Department of Transportation issue. The location is behind Junior's and the Dime Savings Bank.
Builder JDS Development plans to take over one of three Prospect Heights-bound traffic lanes and the parking spots adjacent to it during times the city considers “non-rush hours” — between 7 am and 4 pm — according to spokesman James Corral.
But the thoroughfare is pretty much busy at all hours — especially when Barclays Center hosts big events — and locals are already shuddering at the thought of traffic backing up for years to come.
For watchers of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, well, consider that building on the relatively tight B1 site--over the arena plaza and through the oculus--would have significant consequences for Atlantic and Flatbush avenues.
And Greenland Forest City Partners' announced but still vague plans for a giant project at Site 5--the "Brooklyn Behemoth"--would surely constrain some or all of the adjacent streets: Fourth, Flatbush, and Atlantic avenues, and Pacific Street. It would be far bulkier, though likely not taller, than the JDS project.