Pacific Park Brooklyn is a redevelopment of 22 acres in downtown Brooklyn.
In addition to Barclays Center, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena, the project is expected to include approximately:
- 6 million square feet of residential (6,430 units of affordable and market-rate housing)
- 250,000 square feet of retail space
- 8 acres of publicly accessible open space
The project plan permits a program variation which could allow for up to 1.6 million square feet of commercial space. The project also includes major transportation improvements, including a new storage and maintenance facility for the LIRR and a new subway entrance to the Atlantic Terminal Transit Hub, the third largest hub in the City.
Originally known as Atlantic Yards, the project's master plan was designed by Frank Gehry. The development was renamed Pacific Park Brooklyn in July 2014.
In 2006, New York State approved the project's master plan. In June of 2014, Greenland, USA and Forest City Ratner Companies closed on a joint venture agreement to develop all phases of the project – excluding Barclays Center and the first residential tower already under construction – including infrastructure, a permanent MTA rail yard, a platform above the rail yard, future residential units and future commercial high-rise development. Greenland Forest City Partners was chosen as the name of the new development company.