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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Crain's: Arena to miss its start date

Atlantic Yards Report
has reported this numerous times...now we get a further injection of reality from Crain's New York Businessi (subscription only):

Arena to miss its start date
Erik Engquist and Matthew Sollars
September 7, 2008

Forest City Ratner still insists that it can break ground on its Brooklyn basketball arena this year. Reality says otherwise. It will be at least 2009 before state courts stomp out two lawsuits challenging the project's environmental impact statement and use of eminent domain.

The EIS case will be argued Sept. 17; a decision is probably months away. The eminent domain case won't even be heard until January. Both decisions will be appealed to the state's high court.

As the legal case has dragged on, the arena's estimated cost has risen to $950 million, from $637 million when it was approved by the state in December 2006. Financing projects is "almost impossible" while litigation is pending, Forest City Chief Executive Bruce Ratner has said.

That's if it is ever built, of course, which is a big if.



Posted: 9.08.08
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals
Ruling

[See ownership map]

EIS Lawsuit

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
Click for a summary of the lawsuit seeking to annul the review and approval the Atlantic Yards project.

Appeal briefs are here.

2/26/09
Appellate Divsion
Rules for ESDC
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