Building a new 51,000-seat stadium for the New York Yankees
Atlantic Yards / Pacific Park
The redevelopment of a 22-acre underutilized and underdeveloped area in Downtown Brooklyn is bringing a mix of uses and benefits to the local community, including the 18,000-seat Barclays Arena, host to the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, and other sports and entertainment activities; 16 new commercial and residential buildings; a reconfigured Long Island Rail Road train yard and subway facility upgrades; and eight acres of publicly accessible open space. The Environmental Impact Statement prepared by AKRF included complex interrelated quantitative analyses for multiple technical areas, including transportation, air quality, noise, and construction. Particular attention was paid to potential water quality impacts from combined sewer outfalls on the Gowanus Canal and the East River. Since the project’s approval in 2006, AKRF prepared various technical memoranda and a Supplemental EIS to address modifications to the development program.