Concerns 'Legitimate' But Project Proceeds

, New York Law Journal

Proponents of the Atlantic Yards, the largest single-developer project in the history of New York, scored another legal victory yesterday as a First Department panel upheld the dismissal of numerous claims by Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn regarding the lead agency's environmental impact statement and eminent domain findings. "While we do not agree with petitioners' legal arguments, we understand those arguments to be made largely as proxies for very legitimate concerns as to the effect of a project of such scale upon the face and social fabric of the area in which it is to be put," the majority held.

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