Atlantic Yards Development Project Independent Environmental Mitigation Monitor
Affiliates of the Forest City Ratner Companies, including Atlantic Yards Development Company LLC, Brooklyn Arena LLC, the New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, are undertaking the development of a major transit-oriented development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn. When completed, the project will occupy an approximately 22-acre area and include space for office, entertainment, retail, hotel and residential uses. The first element of this major project, the Barclays Center, opened in the fall of 2012, and is home to the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team.
HDR is acting as independent environmental monitor to assure compliance with city and state environmental mitigation requirements for the project. In this role, HDR oversees compliance with detailed construction period air pollution control, noise impact mitigation, hazardous materials remediation, water pollution control, rodent control, traffic control and cultural resources impact mitigation requirements.