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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park infographics: what's built/what's coming/what's missing, who's responsible, + project FAQ/timeline (pinned post)

From the latest Construction Update: platform work ahead, still pending; bus stop to be removed. No mention of reconstruction of arena plaza.

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, June 27, was circulated yesterday at 11:29 am (late) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), which is dominated by Greenland USA.

There's not much new compared to the previous update, and the document somehow excludes the most dramatic change around the project footprint--the fencing around the arena plaza for revamping of the pavement and other features. (See separate article.)

Atlantic Avenue, east of Sixth Avenue
As stated two weeks ago, the preparatory stage of platform work, putting up a fence and eliminating parking, is again expected to start, pending receipt of necessary permits. 

The work will occur at the street level around Block 1120, which is bounded by Sixth and Carlton avenues, and Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue.

As shown in a photo below right, parking persists on Pacific Street east of Sixth Avenue, though it will be removed.

The only new thing, indicated in red in the document below, is that, as expected, "MTA B45 bus stop at Atlantic and Sixth Avenues will be temporarily removed during the platform construction. Signage will be posted alerting riders of the change."

As of 6 pm yesterday, as shown in the photo above right, the bus stop had not yet been removed.

Below is an image of the expected fencing around that block, from a presentation at the recent Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation meeting.

Page 11 of AYCDC-Meeting-Project-Update June 7, 2022
Contributed to DocumentCloud by Norman Oder (NormanOder (Individual)) • View document or read text

Utility work pending/continuing/completed

Also, utility work is both continuing and pending at the southeast block of the site. As previously predicted multiple times, Con Ed may be on site to install interconnection feeder cables between vaults. 

The document indicates that, not only has National Grid completed installation (as previously stated) of a new high pressure gas main pipe on Dean Street, beneath the sidewalk on Carlton Ave. between Pacific and Dean streets and beneath the sidewalk for a portion of Dean Street, the sidewalk restoration work has been completed except for a small area by Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street. 

Parking on Pacific Street faces removal
That change is not indicated in red. This area should be completed soon but no date has been provided by National Grid for completion.

RCN is yet again expected to pull new fiber optic cables on Dean Street, but the exact start time/date and duration for this work has not yet been confirmed. Verizon and Altice have already installed new cables, but will advise if any additional work is required.

After-hours work continues; some claims fuzzy 

Regarding after-hours work at B4 (18 Sixth Ave.), the Construction Update accurately lists weekday work 5 am to 10 pm. Saturday work is listed accurately as 9 am to 5 pm. Sunday work can be the same hours, but there are no after-hours variances yet.

Regarding after-hours work at B12 & B13 on the southeast block, the document accurately says there's variance for work to start at 6 am on weekdays. It also says "Saturday work from 9 AM – 5 PM will continue."

There are no pending variances for Saturday work listed, but the most recent ones, on 6/18/22 and 6/25/22, continued a pattern: they were for work until 5:30 pm, not 5 pm. They--GFCP and site developer TF Cornerstone--just don't care about getting it right; nor does ESD check.