June 15, 2005 7pm – Belarusian Church (Atlantic & Bond)
Open to the public
- New Atlantic Yards Plan – Yes, We Do Have Choices!
- Election results
- Local hero award
The Boerum Hill Association will hold its annual meeting on June 15, 2005 at the Belarusian Church at the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Bond Street at 7:00PM. This year’s agenda will include election results, the presentation of the James T. Vacirca Local Hero Award and a special presentation on another possibility for development at the Atlantic Railyards site.
The Association has invited architect and urban designer Doug Hamilton a Fort Greene resident, to present his “Pacific Plan” – another alternative to the Forest City Ratner Corporation’s proposal. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation.
Mr. Hamilton’s presentation is the latest in a series of programs offered by the Boerum Hill Association to educate the Boerum Hill community about development possibilities at the Atlantic Rail Yards.
Association Task Force chair Jo Anne Simon said, “We are delighted to present yet another, community responsive and urban centric way of envisioning development at this site. We hope that folks will come out and hear what he has to say. After all, we want people to develop truly informed opinions.”
Task Force member Genevieve Christy noted, “We are very impressed with the amount of thought and effort that Doug has put into this plan – and the creative way in which his proposal responds both to community concerns and the realities of development in New York City. We think that people will learn a lot and walk away thinking differently about what can be accomplished at the rail yards site.”
Thursday’s meeting will also include this year’s BHA election results. On the ballot this year: Sue Wolfe – President; Joel Potischman – Vice President; James Forrester – Secretary; Directors 2005-2007 – Genevieve Christy, Stephanie Cyrus, Regina Kelly, James Kerby, Howard Kolins, Sophia L. Truslow; Director 2005-2006 – Crispin Roven. Ballots that were postmarked by Thursday, June 6th will be counted.
This year’s deserving recipient of the James T. Vacirca Local Hero Award will be Steve Shooman, Head of the “Gowanus in Unity” tutoring program, sponsored by the BHA.
Refreshments will be donated by TAKU, 116 Smith Street. This restaurant, is only a few weeks old and already receiving accolades.
Association President Sue Wolfe welcomes everyone to the meeting and encourages everyone to hear the Pacific Plan presentation. “This presentation is open to the public. The more people learn about these options, the better the dialogue. We all share a love of this area. It’s a great place to live. It’s important that we understand that there are alternative proposals to FCRC’s plan.”
Contact: Sue Wolfe, 718-858-3822, Ext 100