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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: no new work; B12/B13 towers proceed; no mention of school construction; again, boilerplate on platform start

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning March 6, was circulated at 12:22 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.

Because this document is produced by the developer, it focuses on developer work, or developer-coordinated work.

So the work by the School Construction Authority building a middle school in the B15 tower at Sixth Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets, does not get mentioned, though neighbors surely would like a heads-up regarding traffic stoppages and other consternation.

Platform work may start?

For more than eight 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.

So the boilerplate continues. The work 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, or even geopolitical tensions. 

The departure of Greenland front man Scott Solish adds further doubts, and questions.

After-hours work 

Regarding after-hours work at the B12/B13 site at 595 Dean Street, on the project's southeast block, the document says there's a variance for work to start at 6 am on weekdays. No variances are currently listed, which may suggest they're getting closer to completion. The 595 Dean towers are expected to open in the next few months.

It also says "Saturday work from 9 AM – 5 PM will continue." However, the variance for today, as 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.