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BrooklynSpeaks Draft Scope Response 3_14_13

BrooklynSpeaks Draft Scope Response 3_14_13

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Draft Scope Response for Atlantic Yards SEIS
Draft Scope Response for Atlantic Yards SEIS

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Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project
Response to Draft Scope of Work for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
BrooklynSpeaks
Version 1.00March 14, 2013
 
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Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project
Page 1Response to Draft Scope of Work for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
©2013 Sponsors of BrooklynSpeaks v1.003/14/13
Contents
Contents ..................................................................................................................................... 1
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1.
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Background.......................................................................................................................... 3
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1.1
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BrooklynSpeaks ......................................................................................................................... 3
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1.2
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The 2009 MGPP and the SEIS ................................................................................................... 3
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1.3
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Contributing authors and editors ................................................................................................ 4
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2.
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Summary ............................................................................................................................. 5
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3.
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The impact of prolonged (and augmented) blight................................................................ 7
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3.1
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Consistency between project goals and delay from 2009 MGPP ............................................... 7
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3.2
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Comparable extended development in urban areas .................................................................... 8
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3.3
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Best case future without the project ........................................................................................... 8
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4.
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Insufficient environmental controls and ineffective enforcement of project commitments .. 9
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4.1
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 Non-compliance with and deficiencies in agreed upon environmental commitments ............... 9
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4.2
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Gaps in oversight and community relations ............................................................................. 14
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4.3
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Status quo scenario................................................................................................................... 17
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4.4
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Additional comments on air quality and noise analysis in the draft scope ............................... 17
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5.
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The impact of delayed economic development ................................................................. 19
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5.1
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Study area................................................................................................................................. 19
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5.2
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Study period ............................................................................................................................. 19
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5.3
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Socioeconomic indicators ........................................................................................................ 19
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5.4
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Categories of business risk ....................................................................................................... 20
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5.5
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Mitigations ............................................................................................................................... 20
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The impact of delay in delivering affordable housing to local neighborhoods ................... 21
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6.1
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The critical need for affordable housing in neighborhoods surrounding the project................ 21
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6.2
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The impact of delay in affordable housing on socioeconomic diversity .................................. 21
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Open space impact following completion of Phase I ......................................................... 23
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7.1
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Methodology ............................................................................................................................ 23
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7.2
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Incremental space may be inadequate ...................................................................................... 24
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7.3
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East-west corridor .................................................................................................................... 24
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7.4
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Tree planting ............................................................................................................................ 24
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7.5
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Impact to Dean Playground ...................................................................................................... 25
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7.6
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Community facilities ................................................................................................................ 25
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7.7
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Impacts on open space from construction, blight and arena operations ................................... 25
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7.8
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Block 1129 ............................................................................................................................... 25
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7.9
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Bike path .................................................................................................................................. 26
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7.10
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Delay of Pacific Street Corridor ............................................................................................... 26
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7.11
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Impact on Storm water and Sewage Minimization Measures .................................................. 26
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