No agenda for today's Atlantic Yards CDC meeting; I suggest timetable, affordable housing, dust, and "poor-er" floors
|Dust on Carlton Avenue|
The AY CDC is set up to advise Empire State Development, the state authority overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. It hasn't had a big impact (and it's controlled by gubernatorial appointees), but some board members have pushed to ventilate issues.
Here are some issues I think should come up:
- what's best-case and worst-case scenario for the project timetable, given the unspecified delays
- could the affordable housing still be completed by 2025, while the market-rate housing takes five or more years longer? does that mean 100% affordable buildings?
- how does the tentative deal on 421-a change that equation?
- what do the state and developer say about the (toxic?) dust that's drifted more than once into a residential street?
- what does developer say about document saying 15 poorest households will be on the first three residential floors of 535 Carlton, aka "poor-er floors"? and if that's not accurate, what are the changes and why haven't they been memorialized in a document?
|Lowest-income units at 535 Carlton on first three residential floors?|