Group proposes UNITY for Atlantic Yards plan

(09/24/07) BROOKLYN &舑; The designers of an Atlantic Yards proposal offered as an alternative to the Forest City Ratner plan pitched their project to the

(09/24/07) BROOKLYN &舑; The designers of an Atlantic Yards proposal offered as an alternative to the Forest City Ratner plan pitched their project to the public Monday morning.

The alternate proposal, put together by opponents of the Forest City Ratner plan, is called the Understanding Imagining & Transforming the Yards (UNITY) Plan. Organizers say it was developed with the input and the support of the community. According to UNITY supporters, the proposal is a smaller, greener and includes more open space.

The UNITY plan also moves the largest buildings further east on Atlantic Avenue. Organizers say that move will prevent and relieve congestion in various areas.

UNITY organizers say the MTA still hasn&舗;t formally sold the rail yards to Forest City Ratner. They hope their plan sill has a chance to move forward should anything happen with the current Forest City Ratner plan.

Forest City Ratner claims they also received community input. In addition, they say their plan is based on detailed engineering and realistic financial models.

UNITY organizers will hold a walking tour Saturday at 2 p.m. The meet-up point will be the Williamsburg Savings Bank.

Related information: Unity Plan's Web Site The UNITY Plan

 

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