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

What happened to the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation? Only two (quarterly) meetings this year.

It seems pretty clear that the advisory Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC) is not going to meet by the end of 2018, which means that the group will have met only on twice in 2018, with the most recent meeting some nine months ago, on 3/29/18.

Yes, they're missing some members--four or five, of 14 seats--and yes it's hard to harmonize people's schedules. But so much for the requirement, in a June 2014 establishing document from Empire State Development (ESD), the state authority overseeing/shepherding the project, that the AY CDC "shall meet not less than quarterly."

Though the AY CDC has been mostly toothless, it has added a measure of transparency, given that the meetings are public and webcast (later on video), while such videotaping is prohibited at the bimonthly Quality of Life meetings.

What's the timetable?

And the advisory body can sometimes ventilate project-related issues. For example, what's the project schedule? As I noted last August for The Bridge, at a January 2018 AY CDC meeting, Greenland USA project manager Scott Solish was asked about producing an updated building-by-building timetable.

A timetable would be shared, he said, “probably sometime later this year.” That hasn't happened. The question persists.

Some meetings kept up

At least the Quality of Life meetings, in which community members hear from the developer and state and can ask questions, continued, with six held this year, if not quite on a bi-monthly basis.

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