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

Fast track? Negotiations continue regarding the Vanderbilt Yard platform, but the MTA won't offer details.

Well, Greenland Forest City Partners has submitted permits to build B5, 698 Atlantic Avenue, the first tower over the Vanderbilt Yard, even as it formulates plans to build the platform over the railyard's two blocks to support six towers.

Remember, Brooklyn’s Pacific Park moves to fast track, wrote the New York Post's Steve Cuozzo on 9/30/19, more than nine months ago,  citing GFCP's announcement that in 2020 it would start construction of the first of two needed segments of the platform.

The implication was that something would happen soon, but--no surprise--it hasn't.

How far along are platform plans? Last December, I filed a Freedom of Information Law request with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, seeking documents that indicate the timing of the (likely two-stage) platform plan.

I recently got a response from the MTA, which told me "responsive documents are being withheld" because "business negotiations are ongoing," and an agency may deny access to records that could impair such negotiations.

Well, we can still ask for a characterization of the progress, at the next Quality of Life meeting and the next, yet unscheduled, Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation meeting.






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