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May 2, 2012

AYW: Not 1,100 parking spaces but 722 planned for Block 1129; many questions remain

Atlantic Yards Report

Though neither developer Forest City Ratner nor Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing Atlantic Yards, has seen fit to share plans or comment publicly, an application for the surface parking lot on Block 1129, the southeast block, indicates 722 spaces, according to Atlantic Yards Watch's Gib Veconi.

The application is still pending approval, and Arana Hankin, Director, Atlantic Yards Project for ESD, told AYW there will be an opportunity for public comment.

Veconi raises questions about whether, in fact, city zoning requirements have been overridden and also asks:

  • Where would the other 378 spaces be located?
  • Will stackers be used?
  • Will the Vanderbilt entrance be the only access to/egress from the lot?
  • What are the specifications for the perimeter fence and its buffer from the surrounding sidewalks?


NoLandGrab: What Arana Hankin means is that there will be an opportunity for public comment that will be summarily ignored by ESDC and Forest City Ratner.

Posted by eric at May 2, 2012 12:09 PM