|Timeline announced June 2014 shows West Portal finished Feb. 2016|
However, Forest City--er, Greenland Forest City Partners--now says the West Portal work will be finished by July 2017, part of a larger railyard project to be completed at the end of 2017.
That was publicly stated last month, and the timeline below left was revealed last week.
Last June, Forest City executive Ashley Cotton said at the Community Update meeting last week. "We signed [a joint venture agreement] with our dear partners, Greenland, we posted a completion guarantee for the MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority], and we got really deep in the railyard.”
“We realized that, if you are going to start building all around this area near the West Portal and then the railyard work.. and then you’re going to build foundations for a platform and building... we were going to be going in and ripping things up that we’ve already built.”
|Timeline Oct. 2015 shows West Portal finished July 2017|
Railyard completed December 2017
“Super sorry we didn’t make it clear here,” Cotton said. “We actually called all the politicians and notified them. And obviously it was all done with total approval from the MTA.” She refused to offer more details.
But it didn't make sense.
That was not what Cotton was describing.