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Saturday, March 20, 2004

Official review of D’town B’klyn Plan continues on Wednesday

Atlantic Yards: As a major Downtown Brooklyn rezoning plan wends its way though the city’s land use review process, the community is invited to weigh in at a public hearing this week. Comment

Saturday workshop solicits ideas for Atlantic Yards plan

Atlantic Yards: For anyone who has ever walked past the barren Long Island Rail Road storage yards along Atlantic Avenue and thought, ‘Hey, know what would look great there?’ now’s your chance to vent those ideas to real-live urban planners who want to listen. Comment

Queens councilman will hold Nets arena    hearing

Atlantic Yards: Amid rumors that developer Bruce Ratner and City Council Speaker Gifford Miller were trying to nip in the bud his plan to hold a hearing on the Atlantic Yards project, a Queens councilman said this week he will not be stopped. Comment

BUILDer steps down

Atlantic Yards: The president of the group Brooklyn United for Innovative Development, or BUILD, has stepped down, claiming the group he helped found has veered from its initial goal of securing jobs for the community from developer Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards development. Comment

BRUCE RATNER TELLS BUILDING TRADES GROUP:

Atlantic Yards: Speaking at a building trades conference in Manhattan Thursday, developer Bruce Ratner thanked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Gov. George Pataki for backing his $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards project. Comment

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