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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Public Notice


Site Name: New Housing New York Legacy Project, Bronxchester Urban Renewal Area

Site Address:
700-730 Brook Avenue
Bronx, New York 10455


Site No.: C203043

Requestor: The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) 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 investigation of the site indicated above.

NYS DEC 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.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by November 23, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 2
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Attention: Shaminder Singh

Repository address:

New York Public Library - Woodstock Branch
761 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County - The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dutch Kills Rezoning and Related Actions may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until November 29, 2007. A public scoping session will be held on November 19, 2007 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Evangel Church Meeting Hall, 39-21 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Copies of the Draft EIS are available from the contact person listed below and from the Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Attention: Robert Kulikowski, Phone: (212) 788-2937. The action involves the following actions that would affect the Dutch Kills area of Queens Community District 1:

A zoning map amendment to change approximately 70 acres of land currently zoned M1-3D and M1-1 to M1-2/R5B, M1-2/R5D, M1-2R6A and M1-3/R7X, resulting in a net decrease in permitted light manufacturing density and a net increase in residential density. The zoning changes would result in the elimination of M1-3D and M1-1 districts and the introduction of M1-2/R5B, M1-2/R5D, M1-2/R6A and M1-3/R7X zoning districts.

A text amendment to Zoning Resolution Section 117 to create the Dutch Kills Subdistrict as an extension of the existing Special Long Island City Mixed-Use District. The proposed subdistrict would be generally bounded by Queens Plaza North on the south, 23rd Street on the west, 36th Avenue on the north and Northern Boulevard on the east.

A text amendment to Zoning Resolution Section 23-90 to make applicable an Inclusionary Housing bonus in M1-3/R7X District proposed to be mapped on the west side of Northern Boulevard between 40th Road and 37th Avenue (37th Street).

The project is located in an area which is generally bounded by 36th Avenue on the north, Northern Boulevard on the east, 41st Avenue on the south, and 23rd Street on the west. The rezoning area is adjacent to Sunnyside Yards and just north of Queens Plaza and the Long Island City core.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, NYC DCP, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3628.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 125th Street Corridor Rezoning and Related Actions. A public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission's citywide public hearing pursuant to ULURP. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and will be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. Copies of the DEIS are available for public inspection at the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, New York 10007, Robert Dobruskin, Director, Phone: (212) 720-3423; or at the Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10007, Dr. Robert Kulikowski, Director, Phone: (212) 788-9956; and on the New York City Department of City Planning's website at: www.nyc.gov/dcp.

The action involves the proposal to amend the zoning text and map which would affect 24 blocks along the 125th Street corridor in East, Central and West Harlem. The proposed rezoning area is currently zoned R7-2, C4-4, C4-4A, C4-5, C4-7, and M1-2. The rezoning proposal would create a new special district, the Special 125th Street District, within the rezoning area and change the area's underlying zoning to R6A, R7-2, R7A, C4-4A, C4-4D, C6-3, and C4-7, as modified by the proposed special district.

The proposed action also includes the disposition of City-owned property, an Urban Renewal Plan amendment, a City Planning Commission (CPC) certification pursuant to the Special TA (transit land use) District, and Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP) designation and project approval in connection with a known development on a site within the rezoning area.

The proposed changes are part of a comprehensive City initiative to support the ongoing revitalization of 125th Street. The proposal would increase permitted floor area ratios (FARs) in the rezoning area to encourage new mixed-use commercial and residential development, provide an inclusionary housing bonus to facilitate the development of affordable housing, and map contextual zoning districts to protect the existing character and scale of predominantly residential areas.

The proposed action could result in new development, including residential and commercial uses, on numerous sites within the proposed rezoning area. The Department of City Planning (DCP) has identified 26 projected development sites in the rezoning area on which development would be expected to occur as a result of the proposed action. In addition, DCP has identified 23 potential development sites in the rezoning area. If development does not occur on the projected development sites, the same overall amount of development could occur instead on some or all of the potential development sites. For analysis purposes, the build year for the proposed action is 2017. Compared to future conditions absent the proposed action, development on the 26 projected development sites under the proposed action would result in an incremental (net) gain of 2,328 residential units, including 498 affordable housing units; 208,586 square feet of commercial retail space; 436,015 square feet of commercial office space; 11,672 square feet of hotel space; a decrease of 110,985 square feet of community facility space; a decrease of 26,824 square feet of storage and manufacturing space; and a decrease of 110,406 square feet of parking/auto related uses by the proposal's build year of 2017.

The project proposed to be rezoned is generally bounded by 124th Street, 126th Street, Broadway and Second Avenue and includes parts of Manhattan Community Districts 9, 10 and 11, New York.

Contact: Brad Kieves, NYC DCP, Phone: (212) 720-3417, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov.

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