Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation

The Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AYCDC) is a subsidiary of Empire State Development. The AYCDC is charged with reviewing and making recommendations on proposed changes to the Project Plan, and monitoring construction impacts and quality of life issues for the Atlantic Yards Project.  

Established June 2014, AYCDC serves in an advisory capacity to the ESD Board of Directors.  It is governed by 14 directors, nine appointed by the Governor and five by other elected officials – President Pro Tem of the NYS Senate, Speaker of the NYS Assembly, NYC Mayor, Speaker of the NYC Council, and Brooklyn Borough President.

The Atlantic Yards Project

The Atlantic Yards Project is a 22-acre, $4.9 billion project, that consists of the 18,000-seat Barclays Arena; the development of a reconfigured and improved LIRR train yard and subway facility upgrades; the development of 16 buildings for residential and commercial uses, including up to 6,430 apartments, of which 2,250 will be affordable to low, moderate and middle income households; and the creation of eight acres of publicly accessible open space.

Empire State Development, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the City of New York, and affiliates of Greenland Forest City, are working together to implement the project. To date, the arena, eight residential buildings totaling 3,212 residential units with 1,374 affordable units, an updated MTA entrance, an upgraded LIRR train yard, 3 acres of open space, a public middle school, and a health care facility have been completed.

Board of Directors

Shawn V. Austin
Jennifer N. James
Ethel Tyus
Daniel M. Kummer
Trenelle Gabay


Tamara McCaw
Gib Veconi
Deborah Young
Drew Gabriel
Ronald Shiffman
Anand Amin


Construction Updates - Weeks of:
November 27 and December 4 – There are no major construction updates for this reporting period. Construction update emails will be sent out monthly until new construction activity begins. The Atlantic Yards page will continue to update with biweekly alerts.

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General Project Plan
2019 MGPP Amendments
2014 MGPP Amendments
Atlantic Yards Design Guidelines (November 2006)
2009 Modified GPP
2006 Modified GPP
Atlantic Yards: Updated Map

Mitigation Monitoring
Second Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments (June 2014)
Community Air Monitoring Plan
Hazardous Materials Health and Safety Plan

Environmental Review
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
SEQRA Findings

Past Meetings & Events:

2/7/23 Quality of Life Meeting | Agenda | Meeting Presentation I Meeting Notes
9/20/22 Quality of Life Meeting I Agenda I Meeting Presentation | Meeting Notes
7/12/22 Quality of Life Meeting | Agenda | Meeting Presentation | Meeting Notes

Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation

633 Third Avenue - 37th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 803-3736
[email protected]