We ask from the developer and arena management that the fence fall along the line of theexisting buildings on 6
Avenue and Dean Street in order to better maintain the character of the neighborhood and facilitate healthier street life in the area.
IMPACTS AND MONITORING
We believe there is a higher risk of noise, disruption, and other environmental impactsgenerated by this new use from sources like truck idling and activity on the adjacentsidewalk than generated by a parking lot. Because it will not be a construction stagingarea, the regulations and oversight that apply to the satellite uplink parking lot are notclear.Concern that the lot’s scale is not big enough for the demand generated by the arena isenhanced by the alteration of the illustration of the lot posted on the ESDC website(attached). The illustration has been modified to make the lot look much larger than itactually is. If the lot is not large enough broadcast trucks will locate elsewhere nearby.Those trucks will operate using generators.We ask the following from the developer and arena management:
A party and line of command, clearly identified to the community, responsible for education, continuous monitoring, and strict enforcement of the use of this lot,especially as concerns the use of noisy equipment and illegal truck idling.
A commitment that the sidewalk adjoining the lot will be kept clear for pedestriansat all times.Critically, we ask NYPD and NYC DOT to enforce regulations against illegal standing, parking and idling on all streets nearby.
INTEGRATING THE LOT WITH THE COMMUNITY
The lot is located immediately next door to, and across the street from, residents. It is ata meeting point of the arena development and the existing community. Steps can betaken to improve the integration of the arena development with the existing community by introducing amenities friendly to both.We ask the developer and arena management to do the following:
Create screening for the lot that provides a pleasant visual buffer for residents. Thescreening should mix opaque masonry with more transparent metal fencing. The