September 25, 2007
Atlantic Yards Opponents Re-introduce `Unity Plan’
They Predict Ratner Will Lose Lawsuits Challenging Project
Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Raanan Geberer treks through the footprint of Bruce Ratner's controversial Atlantic Yards plan to attend the unveiling of the latest incarnation of UNITY:
Right across the street from the shrouded former Ward Bakery building, slated for demolition, where workers were doing preliminary work, a group of opponents of Atlantic Yards gathered to unveil an update of an alternative proposal, the Unity Plan developed by architect Marshall Brown back in 2004.
The updated proposal is the result of several community workshops earlier this year. Like the original Unity Plan, it would contain both residential and commercial development, it would contain a large amount of affordable housing (now, 60 percent). It would be lower-rise than Atlantic Yards (the tallest building would rise 400 feet), and it would confine itself to the area directly over the Long Island Railroad’s Vanderbilt Railyards.
Posted by lumi at September 25, 2007 9:34 AM