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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: fencing for platform expected to start soon, finally. Not mentioned: work this Sunday 9-5 at B12/B13 sites.

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, July 11, was circulated today at 10:59 am (late) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), which is dominated by Greenland USA.

(The reason for the lapse: an "administrative delay.")

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

But this time they seem more confident--as stated for the last four weeks--that the preparatory stage of platform work, putting up a fence and eliminating parking, should start. As stated in red in the document below:
Received [Department of Buildings] permits for Platform construction; [Department of Transportation] permits for [Maintenance and Protecction of Traffic] erection have been applied for and are expected to be issued by July 15th, 2022. Platform MPT erection and site mobilization is expected to begin upon receipt of Permits. MPT erection will occur at the Street level surrounding Block 1120. The MTA B45 bus stop at Atlantic and 6 Av. will be temporarily suspended during the platform construction period. The next active bus stop is at Carlton and Atlantic Avenue. Site work will commence at the Bump Area and will include excavation and SOE installation, in addition foundation work under the 6th Ave. Bridge will commence in the same time period.

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.

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 again 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. 

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; new Sunday work

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."

As with months of previous updates, the variance for last Saturday and this coming Saturday is 9 am to 5:30 pm. That continues a pattern. They--GFCP and site developer TF Cornerstone--just don't care about getting it right; nor does ESD check.

Also, unmentioned in the Construction Update: there's an after-hours variance for work at the B12 & B13 sites this Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm.