State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR). Ongoing...
The next step in the State Enironmental Quality Review (SEQR) process will be the release of a Draft EIS (DEIS). The public then has a chance to respond to the DEIS at a public hearing and officially within, most likely, a 45 or 90 day period.
March 31, 2006. Final Scope of Analysis Released
Final Scope of Analysis
Ratner Press Release on the Final Scope of Analysis
Read the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods Response to the ESDC regarding Atlantic Yards Scoping. This is the document submitted to the ESDC. It also contains the results of the recent survey. The pdf file is 3.2 megs, and 325 pages long. Thank you to all those in the community who submitted their input to CBN and the ESDC, and a big thank you to CBN for the service they have done for the community with this document.

Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods (CBN)

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SCOPING TESTIMONY AND RESPONSES BY:
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, 18th District (pdf)
Assembly Member Joan Millman, 52nd District
Assembly Member James Brennan, 44th District
City Council Member Letita James

Community Board 8
Community Board 6 (pdf)

Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, CBN (pdf)
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, DDDB (pdf)
The Fifth Avenue Committee (pdf)
Fort Greene Association (pdf)
Municipal Art Society (pdf)
Regional Plan Association (RPA) (pdf)
Riverkeeper, Inc & Columbia Environmental Law Clinic (pdf)


Ten Point Plan for Community Board 8's Participation in ESDC’s State Environmental Quality Review of FCRC’s BAY Development

"Borough Board" meeting minutes.
DRAFT SCOPE of Analysis
The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) process has started with the announcment below from the lead agency overseeing Ratner's project––The Empire State Development Corporation.

The draft scope of analysis may be downloaded below. Comments on the draft scope of analysis may be presented at the public scoping meeting or written comments may be sent to the address listed below. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on October 28, 2005.

Supporting Documents:
–– Notice of Public Scoping and Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (pdf)
–– Draft Scope of Analysis (pdf)

Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project
Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) in conjunction with the City of New York, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner Companies is pursuing the proposed Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment project. The proposed project involves the construction of a major mixed-use development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn, occupying an approximately 22-acre area, generally bounded by Flatbush, Atlantic, and Vanderbilt Avenues, and Dean Street, together with a portion of the site known as Site 5 of the Atlantic Terminal Urban Renewal Plan, on a block bounded by Flatbush Avenue, 4th Avenue, and Pacific Street. ŠThe proposed project includes an arena for use by the Nets professional basketball team, as well as residential, office, retail, hotel, open space, and parking uses.Š The proposed project would also include the complete redevelopment of the existing Long Island Rail Road Vanderbilt Rail Yard, and construction of a new entrance to the Atlantic Terminal subway station at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. ESDC proposes to serve as lead agency for the environmental review process for the proposed project to be carried out under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and its implementing regulations.

General Project Statistics (from the scoping document)
The development program currently includes, at full build-out, approximately 628,000 gross square feet (gsf) of commercial office space, 196,000 gsf of hotel use, 256,000 gsf of retail, up to 7.2 million gsf of residential use (approximately 7,300 residential units), approximately 4,000 parking spaces, more than 7 acres of publicly-accessible open space, and the proposed 850,000 gsf arena, which would accommodate 18,000 to 20,500 seats and provide approximately 1 acre of privately-accessible open space on the roof. The proposed project would also provide community facilities, including a health care center and an intergenerational community center offering child care and youth and senior activities. As part of the proposed project, a portion of the parcel identified as Site 5 (currently occupied by PCRichards/Modells) of the Atlantic Terminal Urban Renewal Plan would be developed with approximately 356,000 gsf of residential use and 347,000 gsf of office use in addition to the existing approximately 47,000 gsf of retail. In order to provide flexibility in the development plan to allow the Project Sponsors to meet potential future demand for office space, the proposed project also contemplates a variation in the uses for Tower 1, Tower 2 and Site 5, such that the mixed and residential uses planned for these buildings would be devoted to commercial use.

A hard copy of the scoping documents may obtained by contacting ESDC at:Š
Atlantic Yards c/o Planning & Environmental Review
Empire State Development Corporation
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 803-3254
atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us
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