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AY CDC meeting Wednesday postponed, even after shift to teleconference plan

As of Friday 3/13/20, the meeting of the advisory Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation scheduled for Wednesday 3/18/20 at Empire State Development (ESD) offices in Manhattan was changed to a meeting "conducted remotely by teleconference."

And yesterday, as the screenshot shows, it was postponed indefinitely.

What might they be talk about?

Given that the AY CDC has not met since last August--and that was essentially an extension of a meeting the previous month--there's surely much basic information to share about current and expected construction.

One new question surely will be: how does the coronavirus, and social distancing, affect ongoing and future construction?

As of now, the B4 and B15 towers are in process, the latter including a middle school (with at least 800 students, a surprise from the 640 once planned) , and B12 and B13 are supposed to start this summer, with underground space approved for a fitness center and fieldhouse, despite an AY CDC deadlock on that issue. For the latter towers, a questionable parking configuration was approved.

The big lingering questions include:
  • when will the platform over Block 1120, the railyard block between Sixth and Carlton avenues, start, and how long will it take?
  • what configuration of housing, in terms of percentage of affordability and levels of affordability, is expected?
  • how will the deadline to build 2,250 units of affordable housing be met?
  • what's the progress on condemnation at Site 5, home to P.C. Richard and Modell's (there's a snag)?
Pasted in below (and linked here) are the official Meeting Notes from the 3/3/20 Quality of Life meeting. My coverage goes into more depth and adds some more skepticism. Here's my coverage of the 1/28/20 Quality of Life meeting, the 11/19/19 Quality of Life meeting, and the 9/17/19 Quality of Life meeting.



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