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From the latest Construction Update: sidewalk and curb restoration planned on Dean Street outside B12/B13 site; same boilerplate on possible platform start

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Jan. 23 was circulated at 4:13 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 little change compared with the previous update, except for plans to begin sidewalk and curb restoration work along Dean Street, outside the B12/B13 site (595 Dean, between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues), pending issuance of permits from the Department of Transportation.

When such work starts, pedestrian access along Dean Street may be temporarily relocated to the south side of the the block. Parking lanes along the north side of the block may be temporarily reduced and/or eliminated. No Parking signs will be posted pending start date. Bike lanes are not expected to be impacted 

The B12/B13 towers are expected to open in the first half of the year.

Platform work may start

For more than 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 two) 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, 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." The variance for today, as with 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.