Community Board 8 expresses strong opposition to CB 2's attempt to encompass Atlantic Yards, seeks "mutually acceptable plan" with three CBs
|CB 2 at top. CB 6 at left, CB 8 lower right. Inset east of |
6th Ave. below arena drawn to put 78th Precinct in CB 6
(Note that he said this "a bit archly," a key shading missed by the DNAinfo borrowing of my coverage.)
"1. CB 8 rejects CB 2's attempt to assume the entirety of the Atlantic Yards footprint without consultation with the other involved boards
2. CB 8 rejects any realignment of district boundaries that will split Prospect Heights in half, such as what would occur if those boundaries were redrawn to be coterminous with the 78th Precinct, and
3. CB 8 is willing--and has been willing since this arose in August--to meet with CB 2 and CB 6 to develop a mutually acceptable plan to redraw district boundaries around Atlantic Yards in a way that protects the surrounding communities (the bulk of which of live in CB 8), enhances the effective delivery of services to the footprint (including the construction, which we all going to live with...), and takes into consideration the footprint as it now exists and as it may someday be built."
"We're not going to sit back and allow this board to be eviscerated in any way," declared Dr. Fred Monderson.