Back in January, the MTA asked the five developers to submit supplementary materials supporting their ability to lease, not buy, the 26-acre site. None of this financial information was made public.
Brookfield's decision not to submit new materials knocks them out of the running for lead developer of the site. But according to a source, they still may be considered as partners in the development. Brookfield recently announced another large-scale development on Ninth Avenue, only a few blocks from the Rail Yards.
There was coverage today in the Times  and the Observer .