Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Atlantic Yards Opponents
The U.S Supreme Court today rejected tenants and property owner’s appeal which are facing eviction to make room for the development of Atlantic Yards.
The group named Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn had strived to stop the development of skyscrapers and new arena for the Nets from moving forward. The group was opposing to the use of eminent domain, terming it as unconstitutional.
They say the government has violated rules by taking the property because the project is geared towards benefit of developers rather than public. However, the justice attorneys rejected their appeal.
An attorney for the Brooklyn home and business owners said that “There are no firm deadlines. There isn’t any guarantee that any affordable housing will ever be made”.
The Community members are planning to file an action in the State court to file their case.
Meanwhile the Developer Mr. Bruce Ratner is planning to build thousands of apartments, 16 skyscrapers and an 18,000-seat arena for Nets.