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

So now Site 5 (not ready) has been suggested as part of the Amazon HQ2 bid

Well, how about that. It's tough to build an office tower without an anchor tenant, so we shouldn't be surprised that, as part of the city's bid to host Amazon's second headquarters, the developer of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, Greenland Forest City Partners, has proffered Site 5.

Reports the New York Times's Charles Bagli: "Next to Barclays Center, there is a site for a 1 million-square-foot tower."

Actually, there's a site that could host a two-tower project including office and residential space, as I reported last year. But it's by no means ready to go.

First Forest City New York must settle with P.C. Richard, which owns part of the site catercorner to the arena and has filed a lawsuit that's stalled eminent domain. Then there has to be a public process, run by Empire State Development, to change the General Project Plan to allow the transfer of development rights from the unbuilt B1 (aka Miss Brooklyn) over the arena plaza.

It's hard to think those approvals won't move forward, but it's no means immediate. Meanwhile, expect any major company considering New York/Brooklyn to be asked if it wants to anchor a new tower.

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