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Issues for Tuesday's Quality of Life meeting: that giant fence, and open space at Times Plaza

The agenda (right) for Tuesday's bi-monthly Atlantic Yards Quality of Life meeting is typically vague, as it indicates reports from Empire State Development (ESD), the state authority overseeing/shepherding the project; the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC), which is supposed to oversee ESD; and Greenland Forest City Partners, the developer.

I've already suggested that one question that might/should be answered is whether or not another building will start by the end of the year, as Greenland USA--but not its joint venture partner Forest City New York--has indicated is likely. Time is marching on.

If another building does not start, one pending question is whether the giant green wall encroaching on part of Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues (below) should be pulled back, an issue ventilated vaguely at the last AY CDC meeting. It's supposed to mitigate against construction noise and dust, but there's no construction; still, ESD says it now being used for "construction siting"--not the original justification.

Another issue, as shown in the second slide below, is the plan for open space at Times Plaza, which could proceed early next year. There could be a progress report.

The two slices below, and the full presentations below them are from that AY CDC meeting.

The giant fence

Times Plaza open space

Atlantic Yards CDC Developer Presentation 10/17/2017 by Norman Oder on Scribd



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