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Old Posted Sep 24, 2018, 6:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Busy Bee View Post
You know I've been wondering, as I've been following these East Side Access construction updates from the Sunnyside Yards construction, is the MTA even casually planning for or accounting for the potential locations of deck and foundation locations in the yard if these SY vision proposals ever move into fruition?

This is a good idea on the thinking so far...

2017 Feasibility Study: Is it technically feasible to deck over Sunnyside Yard?

The Sunnyside Yard Feasibility Study, released in February 2017, was the first comprehensive analysis to understand the technical feasibility of decking over active rail and related facilities in Sunnyside Yard. The study found that decking and construction is feasible in the majority of the yard, with approximately 15 to 20 percent infeasible, predominantly over the highly trafficked Main Line. The study tested several hypothetical scenarios and identified certain sections of the yard that are ideal for different types of buildings and others for a range of parks, roads, and open spaces.

I'm sure everything is being taken into account by the planning team.

Through the drafting of a Master Plan, the City and Amtrak will work with local and regional stakeholders to develop a vision and framework to guide investments and address the needs of the adjacent growing neighborhoods, borough, city, and region.

The Master Planning process will focus on developing a vision and planning framework that will guide the incremental steps of a potential long-term overbuild development. While it will build on the technical findings of the feasibility study released early last year, the master planning process is an opportunity for stakeholders to take a fresh look at opportunities.
Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee, hosted by Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Amtrak Chairman Anthony Coscia:


Sharon Greenberger – President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York
Elizabeth Lusskin – President of the Long Island City Partnership


Angela Pinsky – Executive Director, Association for Better New York
April Simpson – President, Queensbridge NYCHA Tenants Association
Bob LaCroix – Retired, Amtrak
Carlo Scissura – President and CEO, Building Congress
Dean Devita- Secretary-Treasurer, National Conference of Firemen & Oilers
Deborah Alexander – Co-President, Community Education Council 30
Denise Keehan-Smith – Chair, Community Board 2
Elizabeth Erion and Gerry Caliendo – Land Use Committee Chairs, Community Board 1
Felix Ciampa – Executive Director, Urban Land Institute New York
Gail Mellow – President, LaGuardia Community College
Gary LaBarbera – President, Building and Construction Trades Council
George Stamatiades – President, Dutch Kills Civic Association
Holly Leicht – EVP, Real Estate and Planning, Empire State Development
Jaime-Faye Bean – Executive Director, Sunnyside Shines BID
Janno N. Lieber – Chief Development Officer, MTA
Jonathan Bowles – Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
Judy Zangwill – Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services
Lisa Deller – Land Use Committee Chair, Community Board 2
Lynne Sagalyn – Professor, Columbia University
Marie Torniali – President, Steinway Astoria Partnership BID
Mary Ceruti – Executive Director and Chief Curator, SculptureCenter
Melissa Orlando – Executive Director and Founder, Access Queens
Mitchell Moss – Director of Rudin Center, NYU
Pedro Gomez – President, Court Square Civic
Sheila Lewandowski – Member, LIC Cultural Alliance
Sylvia White – Co-Chair, Justice for All Coalition
Thomas J. Grech – President & Chief Executive Officer, Queens Chamber of Commerce
Tom Wright – President, Regional Plan Association

Master Planning Consultant Team:

Led by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), the multidisciplinary consultant team includes:

-Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineering)
-HNTB (Rail Engineering)
-Sam Schwartz Engineering (Mobility Planning & Engineering)
-Langan (Environmental Planning, Geotech, & Civil Engineering)
-Nelson Byrd Woltz (Landscape Architecture)
-Assess+RE (Financial Modeling)
-CBRE (Market Analysis)
-Dharam (Costing & Risk)
-Municap (Public Finance)
-Urbane (Stakeholder Engagement)
-Carlo Ratti Associati (Futurist)
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