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ENB - Region 2 Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

FACT SHEET

BROWNFIELD CLEANUP PROGRAM

Site Name: Foundation for Torah Studies Project

Site Address: 402 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11223

County: Kings

Site No.: C224126

Requestor: Avenue U Partners, LLC


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below. Comments on the application should be submitted by October 19, 2007 to the DEC Region 2 office at the address indicated below.

Please note the application package also includes the Remedial Action Work Plan and implements the design document for the remedy selection process for the site. Comments on the Remedial Action Work Plan should be submitted by November 3, 2007 to the DEC Region 2 office at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package, the Remedial Action Work Plan and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation, Region 2
One Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Attention: Mandy Yau

Repository address:

Brooklyn Public Library
Gravesend Branch
303 Avenue X at West 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 886 Dahill Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves a zoning map amendment to change an existing M1-1 zoning district to a C4-5X zoning district in the Mapleton section of Brooklyn, New York. In addition to the zoning map amendment, the proposed action includes a special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-52 to allow a 259-space public parking garage. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a 12-story mixed-use building containing 255,545 square feet of residential space (179 units), 71,241 square feet of retail space and a 259-space public parking garage. The project site is currently developed with a vacant two story manufacturing building which would be demolished. The build year for the project is 2008. The project is located at 886 Dahill Road, between 19th Avenue and the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way, in the Mapleton section of Brooklyn, in Community Board 12.

The conditions are:

1. In order to maintain interior noise levels of 45 dBA or lower, the building design includes the use of well sealed double-glazed windows and central air conditioning. With these measures the window/wall attenuation would provide at least 30 dBA for all facades of the building.

2. The applicant has entered into a restrictive declaration to ensure that detailed Phase II testing would occur and is binding upon the property's successors and assigns. The declaration serves as a mechanism to assure the potential for hazardous material contamination that may exist in the sub-surface soils and groundwater on the project site would be characterized prior to any site disturbance (i.e., site grading, excavation, demolition, or building construction).

3. The traffic analysis indicates that project-generated traffic has the potential to generate significant adverse impacts at several intersections in the project area. The proposed mitigation measures, including signal timing modifications, restriping, and parking regulation modifications, would fully mitigate the potential impacts at these intersections. DOT has also agreed to investigate the feasibility of implementing the mitigation measures once the project is built and occupied. Consequently, no significant adverse impacts related to traffic would occur.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Century 21 Bay Ridge will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the applicant's, Century 21 Department Stores, proposal for a zoning map amendment from C8-2 to C4-2A in the Special Bay Ridge District of Brooklyn Community District 10. In addition, the applicant is requesting a special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 74-512 to allow a public parking garage, including rooftop parking, and a waiver of the floor area below 23 feet. The project is located in the block bounded by 87th Street to the north, 88th Street to the south, Fourth Avenue to the west, and Fifth Avenue to the east in the Special Bay Ridge District of Brooklyn Community District 10.

The conditions are:

In order to avoid impacts related to hazardous materials, the applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a Remedial Action Plan, including a sampling protocol and a health and safety plan for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. Remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.


Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.



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