Federal appeals court green lights Atlantic Yards plans

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn can move forward.The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit

BROOKLYN - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn can move forward.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit brought forth by property owners and tenants facing eviction due to the $4 billion development. Opponents are challenging the use of eminent domain to seize property needed for the Atlantic Yards project.

The decision overturned a previous ruling that said the seizure of the property was unconstitutional. Critics contested the creation of a sports arena and skyscrapers as eminent domain, saying the project didn't necessarily benefit the public.

Attorney Matthew Brinckerhoff plans to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

AP wires contributed to this article.

Related information: Brooklyn homeowners try to revive Atlantic Yards suit

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The two men were found at the intersection 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 2 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
Police say three men lead officers on a 3 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 4 Word on the Street: Best place to work
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 5 Word on the Street: Amazon Go

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE