Monday, January 11, 2010

Legal case challenging AY approval will be heard on January 19, not January 15

While there are appeals requested and potential cases to be filed, the last major Atlantic Yards case to go before a judge is the one challenging the Empire State Development Corporation's (ESDC) September approval of the Modified General Project Plan, in part because the ESDC board was not (allegedly) told the details of how the deal for the Vanderbilt Yard was renegotiated.

That case will be heard not this Friday, as originally scheduled, but on January 19. Of course, developer Forest City Ratner and the ESDC are proceeding as if the case were meaningless (or its resolution not in question), and there's no formal bar to proceeding. Still, it could, at the least, send the project back for re-approval or, at the most, nullify the ESDC's approval.

From DDDB:

Now Tuesday, January 19. 2:30pm

Legal arguments in the lawsuit brought by DDDB and 19 other community groups challenging the Atlantic Yards Modified General Project Plan approved in September will take place on January 15 at 11am.

We invite and urge you to attend the arguments and spread the word.
Details below:
Tuesday, January 19. 2:30pm

Oral Argument for Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn et al. v. Empire State Development Corporation

Manhattan State Supreme Court
80 Centre Street, Room 328**
Manhattan
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