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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

From the latest Construction Update: modest amount of new work (plus relocated CLO)

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning October 23, was circulated at 10:56 am Friday (appropriate lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

There's a modest amount of new work compared to the previous period, but perhaps more notable was a separate announcement that the Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office (CLO) is relocating from the Atlantic Terminal Mall (625 Atlantic Avenue) to the trailer park located at 591 Dean Street on Monday. The CLO will continue to be open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. 1-866-923-5315. communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com

Why the move? Forest City New York no longer owns 51% of the mall, having sold it all to Madison International.

Also, though his name was not on the Update, attendees at the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation were told they should expect correspondence regarding Atlantic Yards from a new Empire State Development community relations staffer, Drew Gabriel, who formerly worked for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, and Council Member Oliver Koppell.

New work

Though not marked as new work, the completion of work on floors 15 to 24 at 38 Sixth Avenue (B3) represents progress compared to the previous update, since floors 12 to 24 were involved. The new update also indicates "work at cellar level in parking areas," which was not in the past update.

At 550 Vanderbilt Avenue (B11), there will be continued facade installation work and ongoing work on residential units (though the building is open.

Outside 535 Carlton (B14), there's supposed to be traffic striping installation at Dean Street. It's marked as new work in the current update but was actually previously predicted.

Work for the new railroad project Field Office Trailers will be completed in Block 1129--the southeast block of the project. Also, tieback installation--horizontal rods to support retaining walls--will begin in Block 1121 along Pacific Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.

Sidewalk and roadway restoration will continue at Atlantic Avenue near Sixth Avenue.

Saturday and after-hours work

Saturday work could occur at the B12 site (615 Dean). Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12. Also, ongoing testing for the new LIRR substation may extend weekday work hours up to 7 pm and may require work on Saturday and Sunday.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 36 construction updates, demolition at Block 1120, the railyard block between Sixth and Carlton avenues, could commence upon receipt of Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation permits. A community notice will be distributed. Maybe it's not actually going to happen within this two-week reporting period.


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