October 1, 2007
Mapping Ft. Greene and Ratnerville
FortGreenester, Fort Greene Fears Looming Atlantic Yards
The Atlantic Yards development project faces fierce opposition from many of Fort Greene's residents who fear it will transform their neighborhood. In order to protect areas of the neighborhood, several community organizations are working to extend the designated historic districts.
FortGreenester might think about adding the existing boundaries of Ratnerville, the Atlantic Center and Atlantic Terminal malls, especially because Gehry is designing towers to be built over the Atlantic Center Mall.
Plans for the Atlantic Center overbuild have not been reported in the mainstream media and are "as of right" under current NYC zoning (see Atlantic Yards Report, Gehry's working on “Atlantic Center overbuild” (for 2000+ residents); ESDC punts)
While we're on the topic of mapping the neighborhood, Brit in Brooklyn has its own map featuring Adrian Kinloch's photos of different locations within the footprint.
Posted by lumi at October 1, 2007 10:08 AM