More Delays Possible for Atlantic Yards

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A ruling from a state Supreme Court judge could mean delays for the controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. The ruling will force the state-controlled entity in charge of the development to take a second look at the project's environmental footprint.

"We're satisfied with this decision," said attorney Jeff Baker who represents the group Develop - Don't Destroy, Brooklyn, which brought the suit. "We wish it had come a bit earlier because it could have stopped the whole project."

The judge in the case ruled that the 10-year time frame to build Atlantic Yards was inadequate. The project could take as long as 25 years to complete.

The judge also ordered an assessment of the project's second phase. It's supposed to include high rise buildings around the basketball stadium, which is under construction.


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