Pols, Community Groups Call on State to Accelerate Atlantic Yards Affordable Housing


    A band of politicians and community groups Friday said New York State should block the sale of 70 percent of Atlantic Yards and look for a local affordable housing developer with a track record to complete it, reported a number of outlets. There will be 2,250 “affordable” units in 11 planned towers. Only one tower, B2, pictured above, is currently under construction, and that one will have only 181 affordable units.

    Developer Forest City Ratner initially promised to finish the project in 2016, then 2035, and now there is no set date, said The Brooklyn Paper.

    “We are very focused on accelerating the housing,” Capital New York quoted Forest City spokesman Joe DePlasco as saying. The group blamed the delays on lawsuits.

    Brooklyn Needs Cheap Digs at Atlantic Yards, Not Fast Cash for Ratner: Officials [Brooklyn Paper]
    Brooklyn Pols Want Atlantic Yards Housing Expedited [Capital NY]
    Elected Officials Call for Atlantic Yards Sale Deferred [AYR]
    Photo by Atlantic Yards Report

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