Atlantic Yards update: ESDC’s appeal, liquor licenses, transportation

Three important updates on the Atlantic Yards front:

  • ESDC files request to appeal decision ordering new environmental review, says “shadow of uncertainty” shrouds project’s Phase 2 (read up about the court’s April decision in Civic News)
  • Following two committee meetings, including a joint public review session held with Brooklyn Community Boards 2 and 6 on April 10, and an extensive discussion on the floor of the May 9 general meeting, Community Board 6 adopted a resolution calling for the New York State Liquor Authority to conditionally approve the liquor license application being submitted on behalf of the Barclays Center at 620 Atlantic Avenue. Click here to read the CB6 resolution (PDF).
  • The much-awaited Transportation Demand Management Plan, which aims to reduce vehicular traffic to the arena and minimize the effects of the cars that do come, will be presented at an upcoming public meeting being held by Empire State Development Corporation and Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6, and 8. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m., at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. Click here to see the meeting notice (PDF).