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

For Quality of Life meeting next Tuesday, questions about timetable (project, housing, platform), affordability, senior housing, arena reopening

The the next Atlantic Yards Project Quality of Life Meeting will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 17, via Zoom.

(Alternatively, Dial In: +16465588656,,96939614998# Meeting ID: 969 3961 4998.)

The agenda, distributed yesterday (right), is typically vague, featuring appearances from representatives of Empire State Development (ESD) and Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (the same person), the Barclays Center, and master developer Greenland Forest City Partners (essentially Greenland USA).

And, unlike with somewhat more transparent community board meetings, we won't get to see the questions posed in the chat, nor learn--via visuals or even a list--who the other attendees are.

ESD's Tobi Jaiyesimi and Greenland USA's Scott Solish appeared this week before Community Board 2, offering updates but little new information.

Questions persist

So the same questions persist, as I wrote:
  • what's the plan, and timetable, for development at Site 5, home to P.C. Richard and Modell's?
  • what's the affordability level, and unit configuration of the affordable housing in the four towers under construction, including B12 and B13?
  • what's the timetable to build a platform over the Vanderbilt Yard, and the initial three towers (B5/B6/B7) over the first of the two blocks?
  • how will the developer meet the obligation to deliver 2,250 affordable housing units by May 2025 or will they seek an extension or exemption?
Beyond that, I add two more questions:
  • given that NBA season is expected to start in December, when, if any, will there be audiences at the Barclays Center--and how can an indoor event with more than ten people comport with the governor's restriction of private events of that size?
  • the planned provision of senior housing at at least one city-owned Prospect Heights site led me and others to wonder: what about the once-promised 225 affordable senior housing units at Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park?

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