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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: virtually nothing new (but platform work *may* start, as claimed since mid-2022)

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Jan. 9 was circulated at 3:54 pm yesterday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), which is dominated by Greenland USA.

There's virtually no change compared with the previous update, except that potential addtional utility work by Altice, Verizon, and RCN is no longer forecast at the B12/B13 site (595 Dean St.), on the southeast block, though Con Ed may still return to the site.

Platform work may start

For some seven months, they've suggested that the preparatory stage of platform work--crucial to three of the six towers over the Vanderbilt Yard, and toward completion of the project's affordable housing commitment--will finally start.

But it still requires, as stated, permits to constrain sidewalk access and traffic around the block bounded by Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street and by Sixth and Carlton Avenues.

That's the first block of platform work. There's no evidence anything is happening. There's been no credible explanation for the delay, though it may relate to Greenland's financial struggles, and/or the murky outlook for tax breaks and subsidies for future housing.

After-hours work continues

Regarding after-hours work at B12 & B13 (595 Dean) on the southeast block, the document accurately says there's a variance for work to start at 6 am on weekdays. 


It also says "Saturday work from 9 AM – 5 PM will continue." There's no variance for today but  l The variance for today, as with last Saturday's variance and all in the past months, is from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

That, as I've noted, continues a pattern, which suggests that GFCP and site developer TF Cornerstone just don't care about getting it right. Nor does the state authority ESD.