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Street network changes for block 1129 construction starting November 20

Today, Greenland Forest City Partners announced changes to the street network around block 1129, bounded by Carlton Avenue, Dean Street, Vanderbilt Avenue and Pacific Street. The changes relate to the installation of a construction fence in preparation for construction of buildings at 535 Carlton Avenue and 550 Vanderbilt Avenue.

From a community notice distributed on November 14:

A new 16' high sound-attenuation fence will be installed to dampen construction noise related to the Pacific Park Brooklyn development (formerly Atlantic Yards). The fence will be built in phases and take approximately four weeks to complete. As a result, the block bounded by Carlton Avenue, Pacific Street, Vanderbilt Avenue, and Dean Street will see the following changes during the construction period:

  1. The east sidewalk of Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets will be closed to pedestrians. The roadway will be reduced to one travel lane, shared by drivers and bicyclists. Parking will not be permitted on either side of the street.
  2. The north sidewalk of Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues will be closed to pedestrians. The roadway will be reduced to one travel lane for drivers, and one bicycle lane. Parking will not be permitted on either side of the street.
  3. The eastbound B65 bus stop at the southeast corner of Dean Street and Carlton Avenue will be relocated across Carlton Avenue to the southwest corner of the intersection. See attached flyer for clarification. The bus stop will remain here for the duration of construction.
  4. The west sidewalk of Vanderbilt Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets will be closed to pedestrians. The roadway will be reduced to one driving lane and one bicycle lane in each direction, with a left turn bay from southbound Vanderbilt Avenue onto Dean Street. Parking will not be permitted on either side of the street.
  5. All eight crosswalks leading to this block will be closed, as indicated in the attached flyer. Those on foot are encouraged to use the appropriate crosswalks to safely reach the other side of the street.

Work will proceed from two places: (a) from Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street, south towards Dean Street, wrapping around the corner, and progressing east towards the center of the block; and (b) from the center of the block on Dean Street, progressing east towards Vanderbilt Avenue, and wrapping around the corner north towards Pacific Street. 

The fence around the entire block will remain in place for approximately 24 months. After that in early 2017, portions of the fence will be removed and sidewalks and street parking will be restored as buildings are completed. It is anticipated that a smaller portion of the fence will remain in place on Dean Street through the summer of 2018.

Please see the attached flyer for map and more information.

Questions related to this project may be addressed to:

Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office
(866) 923-5315

ESD Atlantic Yards
Government & Community Affairs Manager
(212) 803-3736



Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting Wednesday, November 19th

Please attend the upcoming Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting for information, or if you have questions about the significant changes to our neighborhood anticipated to start in weeks.  It is an opportunity to speak directly to the architects of some of the buildings in the project, and raise any concerns you may have about impacts from construction.  This will be your only opportunity before work is anticipated to accelerate.
The architects of 19-story 535 Carlton and possibly taller 17-story 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, (both between Dean and Pacific Streets), will be in attendance.  The construction of these buildings will be added to the ongoing work on the arena roof, the tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, LIRR rail yard work, and stalled B2.  Details of construction will be provided including temporary elimination of on and off-street parking, narrowing of streets, sidewalk closures, nighttime work, construction staging and potential cutting of street trees.  
Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting
Hosted by Forest City Ratner and Empire State Development.  The meeting will have a presentation on upcoming construction activities and a question and answer period.
 When:          Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 6 PM
 Where:         Brooklyn Hospital,
                       Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 121 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205


Bike corral to be removed

Yesterday, PHNDC was informed that the bike corral recently installed in front of Bar Chuko on Vanderbilt Avenue near the corner of Pacific Street will be removed as part of the MPT for construction on block 1129. The bike corral will be reinstalled when the construction fence comes down (approximately two years).