This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.
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Pending questions about the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation
Remember how the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, formed to channel some form of input/oversight (if not full accountability) to Empire State Development regarding Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn, was supposed to get off the ground in December?
And then how instead its first meeting was scheduled for January 30, six weeks after the groundbreaking for two new towers?
That date is rapidly approaching, with no new information.
On Friday, I asked Empire State Development about the time and location of the first meeting; the names of the appointed members; the meeting agenda; and the name of the person recruited to direct the AY CDC.