Scaled down Atlantic Rail Yards project proposal gets mixed reviews

Recent reports of the Atlantic Rail Yards project developer possibly scaling back his design are drawing mixed reviews from residents.Developer Bruce Ratner is reportedly cutting

BROOKLYN - Recent reports of the Atlantic Rail Yards project developer possibly scaling back his design are drawing mixed reviews from residents.

Developer Bruce Ratner is reportedly cutting back on the size of the overall project by several hundred feet. Scaling down the buildings would allow Ratner to keep the view of the Williamsburgh Saving Bank, a landmark many residents would miss. While some say any scaling down of the project is good news, others remain firm in not wanting the project in their neighborhood.

The $1 billion development includes a sports arena and residential and office space. Some residents say they are looking forward to the affordable housing units and the new jobs that would be created. The developer declined to comment on the possible scale back of the project.

Public hearings on the Atlantic Rail Yards project will be held on September 12 and September 18 at the New York City College of Technology.

Related Information:Study shows Atlantic Yards Arena headed for train wreck Flatbush businesses say they're being railroaded by Atlantic Rail Yard project Many remain divided on Atlantic Yards development project

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police are looking for at least one suspect 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
A teen has died after police say he 3 Teen killed after attempting jump from train to platform in Brooklyn
News 12 took to the streets to find 4 Word on the Street: Time travel
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 5 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects

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