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August 4, 2006

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn superpost

Here are two items on DDDB's site that caught our eye.

Oder Sniffs Out the Stories
A compendium of 12 of Norman Oders most recent posts for Atlantic Yards Report. All but one are based on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Wonder what he has in store next.

Rushin' Roulette

Forest City Ratner, their consultants AKRF and Philip Habib, and the ESDC have had at least two years to compile their 2,000 page Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). If built, the developer's proposal would not be completed until at least 2016. Yet the state agency and the developer are playing rush, rush, rush with the communities of Brooklyn.

They released the DEIS on July 18th and are holding the only public hearing on the 15 inch thick document 36 days later. The second thingee, which they are calling a "community forum" (we don't know what that is but it is telling that they don't call it a hearing), is scheduled to be held on September 12th, which happens to also be primary election day which includes heated races in districts encompassing the proposed development site.

Posted by lumi at August 4, 2006 1:42 AM