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Saturday, March 13, 2004

LANDMARK     EFFORT

Atlantic Yards: From the outside, the old Ward Bakery building at 800 Pacific St. looks like just another city relic — an abandoned, six-story building with cement filling the spaces that were once windows. Comment.

Ratner: Arena deal with state, MTA near

Atlantic Yards: Forest City Ratner is close to an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Empire State Development Corp. for development of the Atlantic Yards arena, office and housing development in Prospect Heights. Comment.

Beep backs Downtown Plan

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Marty Markowitz gave his approval this week to the controversial Downtown Brooklyn Plan, a city proposal that would use the state’s power of eminent domain to condemn private property and rezone the area to allow for taller buildings. The Downtown Plan’s advocates say they envision a 24-7 commercial and residential hub with skyscraping office and residential towers. The plan overlaps, but is separate from, developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project that could include a profe Comment.