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Negative Declaration

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Citywide) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Yards Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to amend the Zoning Resolution to revise and create regulations governing yards and open space requirements for new residential, commercial, and community facility development in all zoning districts in all five boroughs. In addition, the proposed text amendments would extend certain current Lower Density Growth Management Area (LDGMA) Regulations throughout all R1 to R5 districts. The new regulations would facilitate improvements in the design of front yards, increase the amount of planted area in front yards, and establish new yard and open space requirements.

The revised EAS, dated December 14, 2007, includes revisions to the project description for the proposal presented to the City Planning Commission on October 17, 2007. The EAS was revised to clarify that the proposed changes to Zoning Resolution section 23-47 represent a new policy and not a clarification of existing regulations. The proposed changes to ZR 23-47 would require a rear yard for each rear lot line.

The proposed text amendments would apply to all zoning districts in all five boroughs of the City of New York, New York.

Contact: Adam Lynn, New York City Department of City Planning. 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: A_lynn@planning.nyc.gov.


Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grand Street Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant's, the NYC Department of City Planning, proposal to rezone all but one of the blocks in the rezoning area from R6 to R6B. One block would be rezoned from R6 to R6A. All C1-3, C1-4, and C2-3 commercial overlay districts within the rezoning area (currently mapped on all or portions of 9 blocks) would be replaced with C2-4 commercial overlays. Along Bedford Avenue and Roebling and Havemeyer Streets, these overlays would be trimmed from 150 feet deep to 100 feet deep. The project is located in an approximately 13 block area in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn generally bounded by Berry Street, North Third Street, Fillmore Place, Hope Street, Marcy Avenue, and South First Street, within Community District 1, Brooklyn, New York.

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


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 40 Walker Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant's, 40 Walker, LLC, proposal to obtain a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-711, to modify the provisions of ZR Sections 42-10, 111-02, 111-101, and 111-102(b) in order to facilitate the conversion of an exiting five story commercial building located at 40 Walker Street in Manhattan Community District 1, to a six-story residential building with ground floor retail use. The project is located at 40 Walker Street in Manhattan Community District 1, New York, New York.

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


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Map Amendment 3300 - 3320 Broadway, New York, NY will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a modification of an application by Tuck-It-Away, L.P., to rezone properties located at 3300 Broadway from M1-2 to C6-2. The modification would eliminate property located at 3320 Broadway from the proposed rezoning area. The subject properties are currently developed with low-rise buildings containing a mix of retail, storage, and parking uses. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to redevelop the remaining property with residential, commercial, and other uses at a higher floor area ratio (FAR) than currently permitted. Under the current M1-2 zoning, residential use is not permitted, and the maximum FAR is 2.0. Under the proposed C6-2 district, residential is permitted at a maximum FAR of 6.02 (7.2 under the Quality Housing option), community facility use is permitted at a maximum FAR of 6.5, and a wide range of commercial uses is permitted at a maximum FAR of 6.0. The project is located at 3300 Broadway on the eastern blockfront of Broadway between West 133rd Street and West 135th Street in the Manhattanville neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 9, New York, New York.

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


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rockefeller University Modernization will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant's, The Rockefeller University, proposal to modify a previously approved special permit relating to a Large Scale Community Facility Development (LCSFD) plan to reflect the proposed floor area and lot coverage for an enlargement of the University's existing academic and laboratory facilities. The proposed action would facilitate the addition of 101,800 square feet of new laboratory and academic space to the campus, raising it to 1,853,053 square feet, within the previously approved amount of square footage of the existing LCSFD. The project is located at 1230 York Avenue, bounded by East 68th Street, the FDR Drive, East 62nd Street, and York Avenue, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Community Board 8, New York, New York.

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


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westerleigh Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, the NYC Department of City Planning, proposal to amend the Zoning Map affecting an approximately 75 block area in the Westerleigh neighborhood of Staten Island, within Community District 1, to change R3X zoning districts to R2 zoning districts. The project is located in two separate areas in the Westerleigh neighborhood of Staten Island, within Community District 1, comprising approximately 75 blocks. Area 1 is generally bounded by Kingsley Avenue, Ravenhurst Avenue and Egbert Avenue to the north; Manor Avenue and South Greenleaf Avenue to the east; Markham Place, and Cromwell Avenue and Kemball Avenue to the south; and Deems Avenue, Wardwell Avenue and North Avenue to the west. Area 2 is generally bounded by College Avenue to the north; Bidwell Avenue and St. John Avenue to the east; Watchogue Road to the south; and Cromwell Avenue to the west. All in Staten Island, New York, New York.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed City College of New York Science Building and The City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 9, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the The Great Hall, 139th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 22, 2008. The action involves a request from The City University of New York (CUNY) to DASNY to finance and construct The City College of New York (CCNY) Science Building and two CUNY Advanced Science Research Center Buildings (the Proposed Project). The Proposed Action would consist of DASNY's authorization for the expenditure of tax-exempt bond proceeds for the Proposed Project as part of the CUNY Program. The Proposed Project would be built in two phases. Phase I would consist of the construction of an approximately 122,682 gross square foot, 3 story CCNY Building and an approximately 136,408 gross square foot, 5 story ASRC I building connected by a 125,829 gross square foot shared ground floor and cellar. Phase II is an approximately 212,000 gross square foot, 5 story ASRC II building connected to Phase I. The project is located at the City College of New York, Convent Avenue at 138th Street, New York, NY 10031.

Contact: Joanna Oliver, DASNY, 1 Penn Plaza, 52 Floor, New York, NY 10119, Phone: (212) 2273-5023, E-mail: Joliver@dasny.org.






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