The most recent redesign of the Atlantic Yards project (with its new Barclays Center, pictured) was approved today by the Empire State Development Corporation, which assists companies in developing projects in New York. Appropriately, the tireless opponents of the neighborhood-nullifying, district-destroying corporate mega-project at Develop Don’t Destroy have already vowed to file a lawsuit to further delay the project. Per their website:
Today the Empire State Development Corporation, the lead agency for Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development proposal, gave its rubberstamp re-approval to the Modified General Project Plan. The Brooklyn community’s comments to the ESDC were not given adequate response. Today’s actions will likely lead to new litigation against the ESDC and the Atlantic Yards plan because the agency is required by law to undertake a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), but did not.
Be strong, DDD, and good luck.