It's a little late, but a New York Supreme Court judge has ruled that the Empire State Development Corporation should have given the Atlantic Yards project a more thorough environmental review before approving it in 2009. Oops. So what does the rebuke mean for the future of Atlantic Yards? Not much! Or a lot, depending on who you ask. The Journal notes that the judge won't be ordering a construction halt on Atlantic Yards' first phase, which includes the Nets arena, to be finished next year, and four towers. But the judge did request a new environmental review for the project's second phase, and the Post predicts this could set that phase back significantly. Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn has taken the opportunity to urge Governor Cuomo for a "complete reassessment" of the project. Doesn't hurt to try, right?
· Court Says State Erred in Ratner Plan Review [WSJ]
· Atlantic Yards coverage [Curbed]