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Quality of Life meeting re-scheduled for Tuesday, October 9; questions pending re new developers and project timetable

Well, there's been no schedule announced for the long-delayed quarterly meeting of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, but the bi-monthly Quality of Life Meeting, originally scheduled for 9/25/18, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 9.

And now we know why: news that new developers are buying three development sites: two on the southeast block, and the site east of the arena block including a school. Meanwhile, Greenland Forest City Partners will continue with plans for B4, at the northeast corner of the arena block.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place, 1st Floor Conference Room
Brooklyn, NY 11217
That gives the public a chance to hear updates from and pose questions to representatives of developer Greenland Forest City Partners and also Empire State Development (ESD), the state authority overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.

Project-related questions, concerns, or suggested agenda items for the meeting may be sent to ESD at atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov.

Some questions about project timetable

Here are some questions, building on what I've already posted:
  • why did the developer revise the estimated full project completion date to 2035, from 2025?
  • why, if Forest City had revised its financial outlook to 2035 back in November 2016, did the joint venture not change its estimate, in a filing to the state Attorney General regarding the 550 Vanderbilt condo, until May 2018?
  • when did Greenland Forest City tell ESD of its revised timetable?
  • now that four buildings are planned, how exactly will the 2025 affordable housing deadline be met (more middle-income units? 100% affordable buildings? more subsidies?)
  • what's the estimated overall timetable for each future building, including but not limited to the four now contemplated?

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