Thursday, February 28, 2008

Upcoming: "Rezoning the Atlantic Yards Footprint"

There's a session this weekend on "Re-Zoning the 'Atlantic Yards' Footprint." It's presented by the Hunter College Center for Community Preservation and Development (CCPD) and sponsored by the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods. Here's what the email says:
What if our community was given a voice in planning redevelopment over and around the Vanderbilt rail yards? What's your vision for our neighborhood' s future? The original UNITY Plan, the community-created alternative to Forest City Ratner's "Atlantic Yards" project, covered only the publicly owned Vanderbilt rail yards.

FCR has since taken control of and blighted or torn down many properties around the rail yards. But now the financing for "Atlantic Yards" is in doubt, even according to the developer - the bond financing for the arena and the affordable housing may not be feasible! What happens next?

Join your neighbors, elected officials and expert planners for a public workshop devoted to creating a community plan for the entire area - now that the global credit crisis threatens to scuttle "Atlantic Yards."
It takes place on Saturday (3/1) from 10AM to 2PM at St. Cyril's Belarusian Cathedral, which is located at 401 Atlantic Avenue (at Bond Street). RSVP to Hunter College CCPD at 212-650-3328 or to ccpd@hunter.cuny.edu.

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