Thursday, April 05, 2007

Atlantic Yards #2: Another Lawsuit to be Filed Today

Another expected Atlantic Yards lawsuit--this one challenging the validity of the Environmental Impact Statement process and the approval of the project--is being filed tomorrow. The suit seeks to block the project. Twenty-seven co-petitioners, including Develop Don't Destroy, are part of the suit against the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Public Authorities Control Board (PACB) and Forest City Ratner. The suit challenges the "fatally flawed environmental review...and approval" of the 8 million square foot, $4 billion Atlantic Yards plan. The suit also seeks a preliminary injunction to enjoin the project from proceeding, including: demolitions, construction, disposition of public property or commitment and expenditure of public funds. Other litigation challenges the plan to take land for the project via eminent domain. The announcement is at 11:45 AM at Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden, which is at the corner of Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue.


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