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January 21, 2010

ESDC will make master closing documents available beginning Monday, but only if you visit their offices

Atlantic Yards Report

Here's the latest Atlantic Yards doc-u-drama:

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In December, I was told by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) that it might take a week or two after the December 23 master closing before the master closing documents were released.

More than two weeks ago I was told that the documents would be made available "in the next few weeks."

In court Tuesday on the case challenging the ESDC's 2009 approval of Atlantic Yards, a lawyer for the ESDC pointed to a development agreement signed as part of the master closing, though he acknowledged it was not part of the case record.

And Jeff Baker, attorney for the coalition led by Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, questioned whether the development agreement actually covered Phase 2 of the project rather than just the arena and arena block.

So what's in there? We may soon find out, as the ESDC next week will provide in-person access to hard-copy documents--not the easiest task for those who don't have the time or mobility to go to ESDC offices.

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Posted by lumi at January 21, 2010 6:19 AM