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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hunter's Point South Rezoning and Related Actions may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on November 15, 2007 at the following times 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m at the Citigroup, Two Court Square Auditorium, Long Island City, New York. The Draft Scope, Environmental Assessment Statement, and Positive Declaration were filed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, and are available for review from the contact person listed above and on the sponsoring and lead agencies' websites: www.nycedc.com and www.nyc.gov/oec. The action involves the proposal of an initiative by the City of New York to implement a comprehensive development plan on the Hunter's Point South site in Long Island City, Queens, including rezoning the site from M3-1 to R10 with commercial overlay, mapping streets and parks, and acquisition and disposition of property. The goals of the proposed actions are to provide new affordable and market-rate housing, improve the quality of life for area residents, develop a land use plan consistent with public policy, and promote job creation. The proposed program on the Hunter's Point South site is expected to include a mix of uses, including up to 3,000 units of housing affordable to middle-income families, up to 2,000 units of market-rate housing, neighborhood retail space, a public school, a public park, and parking. In tandem with these actions, the City of New York proposes an initiative to rezone an adjacent site from M1-4 to an R7-3 district with commercial overlay. Both the Hunter's Point site and the adjacent site would be rezoned to new special zoning district. The project is located on an approximately 30 acre area on the Long Island City waterfront, generally bounded to the east by 2nd Street, the north by 50th Avenue, the west by the East River, and the south by the Newtown Creek. The adjacent site is approximately 7.5 acres and generally bounded by the prolongation of 5th Street to the east, 54th Avenue to the north, 2nd Street to the west, and Newtown Creek to the south, Queens, New York.

Contact: Jonathon Carey, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3757.

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