From the Real Deal:
Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner plans to ask city and state officials for more public subsidies for the struggling mega-project. That's in addition to the $305 million in public subsidies that he's already received. Some City Council members say Ratner's latest move proves the project is a money grab.
Ratner wants more public funds for Atlantic Yards
RATNER'S NETS GAIN
PROJECTED ATLANTIC YARDS SUBSIDIES (SAVINGS TO BRUCE RATNER)
By RICH CALDER, NY Post
*1. Arena real estate tax savings through 30-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with state = $1,032,740,000
*2. Taxes saved on $1.406 billion federal-state-local tax-free bonds to create affordable housing = $261.25 million
3. Cash from New York City for infrastructure and/or land acquisition costs = $205 million
* 4. Taxes saved on estimated $1.032 billion fed-state-local tax-free bonds to finance $950 million arena = $191.9 million
5. Tax credits through special 421-a "carve out" state legislation = $150 million
6. Savings from purchase of Atlantic Rail Yards at price less than MTA appraisal= $114.5 million
7. Cash from New York State for infrastructure costs= $100 million
* 8. Mortgage recording tax exemption (on residential buildings) = $39.37 million
* 9. Value of city land under arena given to developer= $27.1 million
* 10 Potential tax credits for low-income housing units= $18 million
*11. Sales tax exemptions (only arena) = $17.4 million
12. Sale tax exemptions (other than arena) = Undetermined
13. Extra funds for "extraordinary infrastructure costs"= Undetermined
14. Credits for public utilities relocation= Undetermined
GRAND TOTAL=AT LEAST $2,151,890,000
*Estimations by Michael D.D. White, an urban planner and former top lawyer for New York State's finance authorities, after reviewing public documents. Other figures based New York Post examination of state records and interviews with government officials.
Note: Atlantic Yards is estimated to cost $4 billion.