Saturday, March 27, 2004

Big turnout for public hearing on Downtown Plan

Atlantic Yards: Faced with deciding the future of Downtown Brooklyn, the City Planning Commission heard more than eight hours of often-passionate testimony on Wednesday from both supporters and opponents of the city’s urban renewal proposal. Comment

Protest rally is set for arena site on Sunday

Atlantic Yards: It’ll be a “Rally at the Railyards” Sunday, March 28, for opponents of developer Bruce Ratner’s plan to build a basketball arena, office towers and apartment buildings in Prospect Heights. Comment

Tish: Scrap skyscraper site from Downtown Plan

Atlantic Yards: City Councilwoman Letitia James is calling on the city to remove from its massive rezoning plan for Downtown Brooklyn a small plot of land that is also a key element in developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards arena and office tower plan. Comment

Ratner tower won’t play by city     rules

Atlantic Yards: A sliver of land caught in the crosshairs of two separate but equally far-reaching development plans may find itself home to Brooklyn’s tallest structure — a 620-foot office tower — regardless of what might happen to it as it courses through the city’s public review process under the guise of a residential parcel. Comment

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