A Message from the Director
Dear Community Member,
Welcome to the New York State Empire State Development Atlantic Yards website. We look forward to sharing progress on this project that will bring thousands of jobs, affordable housing, open space and community facilities to the Brooklyn community.
In late 2013, the Atlantic Yards project made key strides moving the project forward through a milestone in construction and the announcement of a new joint venture. In December, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) delivered and lifted into place the first of 930 steel modular units for the first residential tower at the Building 2 site (known as B2). When completed in late 2014, B2 will be the world’s tallest modular building, standing at 322-feet tall. B2 will have 348,000 square feet of floor space and 363 residential units, 50 percent (181 units) of which will be made affordable to low, moderate and middle-income families utilizing the City of New York’s housing subsidy programs. The remaining 50 percent (182 units) will be market-rate apartments. The affordable and market-rate apartments will be evenly spread throughout the building and all apartments will have the same quality appliances and access to the same public spaces.
Fabrication of the modular units for B2 is taking place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where the units are being assembled by skilled union workers. The mod units will then be raised by cranes at the B2 site and attached to the building’s steel frame. Since much of the fabrication will take place off-site, there will be significant reduction in construction at the project site but ESD will continue to monitor the construction progress and its impact on the surrounding area.
In other news, FCRC announced this fall that it signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with Shanghai-based developer Greenland Group to develop the new rail yard and the remaining 15 buildings of the Atlantic Yards Project. We are encouraged by the potential for this joint venture to provide additional financial resources to speed construction of the Project and bring its 2,250 units of affordable housing to Brooklyn sooner.
Finally, Empire State Development continues to work on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), which is being prepared in compliance with a Court Order requiring ESD to examine the environmental impacts of a potential delay in the completion of Phase II of the Project to 2035. A draft Scope of Work for the SEIS was issued on December 19, 2012, and oral and written comments from the community and interested parties were received during a public scoping session and public comment period that ended on March 14, 2013. We have been working diligently to complete a thorough review of the potential extended build-out and consider the comments received during the public comment period and we expect the draft SEIS to be released for public comment and a public hearing in the first half of 2014.
Your input continues to be crucial as we oversee the Atlantic Yards Project. If you would like to receive updates, please send an email to ESD’s Atlantic Yards community relations liaison, Derek Lynch, at email@example.com.
Thank you for visiting ESD’s Atlantic Yards website and we look forward to sharing more information about the Project as it progresses.
Director, Atlantic Yards
Director, Atlantic Yards
F ebruary 2014
- Memorandum: Barclays TDM Effectiveness Evaluation
- Barclays TDM Effectiveness Evaluation Final Presentation
- Sam Schwartz Engineering Evaluation Scope of the TDM Plan (January 2013)
- Notice of Public Scoping for Draft Supplemental Enviromental Impact Statement (January 2013)
- September 24, 2012: Please be advised that the Carlton Avenue Bridge is now open as of 9am this morning. Pacific Street between Carlton and Sixth Avenues will open this Thursday, September 27th
- Barclay Center Traffic Study (April 2012)
Block 1128: Renderings of Public Art Screening (July 2012) Images are for illustration purposes only, actual artist selection will be determined at a later date
Barclays Center Arena Operations Presentation (June 2012)
TDM Presentation Questions and Answers (May 2012)
Barclays Center On-Site Parking Reduction Memorandum (April 2012)
Barclay Center Traffic Study (April 2012)
Transportation Demand Management Plan Progress Report (January 2012)
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