Forest City releases new Atlantic Yards plans, opponents outraged

TRD New York /
Sep.September 28, 2010 03:15 PM
Renderings of The Plaza
 

Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner Companies released new plans and renderings today for The Plaza at Barclays Center, a public space and the main entryway to the arena, the soon-to-be home of the Nets basketball team. The 38,885-square-foot plaza, designed by SHoP Architects, will include space for community and arena events, a statement from the developer said, along with “intimate seating seating areas.” Unfortunately, some community advocates are more than a little riled over today’s announcement — they claim the space negates the developer’s pledge to build affordable housing. According to Daniel Goldstein, co-founder of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, The Plaza is slated to be built where Forest City had previously said it would place affordable housing and an office tower. “Bruce Ratner [CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies] admitted that he has no plans whatsoever to build the affordable housing he promised or the office tower he promised,” Goldstein said. TRD

 

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