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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Public Notice


Notice of Public Hearing - Type I Action

County: Richmond (Staten Island)

Project Title: City of New York Mayor's Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator / State of New York Office of Court Administration Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project [Design, Development and Construction]

Project Address: 2 Central Avenue
St. George
Borough of Staten Island
Richmond County, New York

Lead Agency: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Project Description: This notice is issued in conformance with the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980 ("SHPA"), specifically the implementing regulations of section 14.09 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law ("PRHPL"), as well as with the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"), dated March 18, 1998, between the Dormitory Authority and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation ("OPRHP"), as well as pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations (State Environmental Quality Review) pertaining to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York ("DASNY" or the "Dormitory Authority") announces that a public hearing will be conducted to allow all involved and interested agencies and members of the public an opportunity to comment on cultural (historic and archaeological) resources issues associated with the Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project (the "Proposed Project").

During archaeological testing and data recovery conducted in 2006-2007, human remains were encountered on the Proposed Project site. The Dormitory Authority has made the preliminary conclusion that the recovered remains are likely to be associated with the Quarantine Ground / Marine Hospital complex which operated on the site from 1799 through 1858. DASNY and The City of New York, in consultation with OPRHP, are currently considering options for the final resting place of the human remains recovered from the site.

The public hearing will be held on January 30, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Center, 126 Stuyvesant Place, First Floor, Staten Island, New York 10301. Written comments will be accepted by the Lead Agency for a period of ten (10) calendar days following the close of the public hearing (until February 10, 2008).

For Further Information:

Matthew A. Stanley, AICP
Senior Environmental Manager
Office of Environmental Affairs
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor
New York, New York 10119-0098

Telephone: (212) 273-5097
Fax: (212) 273-5121



Notice of Document Availability and Public Comment Period

Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx and Queens

Project Title: Modification to Order on Consent between the City of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), DEC Case # CO2-20000107-8, a.k.a. NYC CSO Order.

Lead Agency: NYS DEC, Division of Water, Albany

Brief Description: In 2005 an Order on Consent was executed between the NYS DEC and the NYC DEP that contains milestones for the completion of various projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) in New York City (NYC). This Modification modifies some of these milestones and adds some additional projects to the CSO Order. It also contains a penalty for violations of the CSO Order which are settled by establishing a process to implement $4M in Environmental Benefit Projects and a $1M payable penalty.

Document Availability: The Modification can be found online at www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/41260.html (PDF version is easiest to read.)

Public Comment Period: Will commence on January 23 and conclude on February 22, 2008.

Questions and comments may be directed to Sue McCormick, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, NYS DEC, Albany, NY 12233-3506 or via phone at: (518) 402-8199 or via Fax at: (518) 402-9029 or via email at: sdmccorm@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 52-54 Wooster Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Rock Springs Management Company, request for a special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution section 74-712 to allow residential development and ground-floor commercial retail uses in a building to be constructed at 52-54 Wooster Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District of Manhattan Community District 2. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop residential and commercial space in a proposed six-story building. The building would have 13,716 square feet of residential space divided between five dwelling units and 1,796 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project would include no accessory parking. The project is located at 52-54 Wooster Street, in Manhattan Community Ditrict 2, New York, New York .

Contact: Adam Lynn, NYC DCP, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3494, E-mail: A_lynn@planning.nyc.gov.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westchester Avenue Rezoning 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, Westpark Inc., proposal to amend the Zoning Map to change an area located on the south side of Westchester Avenue, between Pugsley Avenue and Olmstead Avenue in the Unionport section of Bronx Community District 9, from an R5/C2-2 zoning district to an R6/C2-2 zoning district.

The proposed rezoning would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop lots 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20 and 169 with a seven-story mixed use building using the Quality Housing provisions of the Zoning Resolution. The proposed building would contain commercial/retail and community facility uses on the ground floor, medical offices on the second floor, affordable residential apartments on floors three through seven; and accessory parking for the residential, commercial, and community facility uses in the cellar. With the adoption of the proposed action, the proposed development is expected to be completed in 2009.

According to the application, Lots 1 and 7 may potentially be developed after 2016. These sites contain about 23,964 square feet of lot area. Each site is under separate ownership and both are active commercial and garage uses. The potential sites could each be developed with a seven-story, mixed-use building containing five stories of residential floor area, one street level of commercial uses on the ground floor, and community facility uses on the second floor. Each site could have a 43-space accessory garage.

The project is located on the northwest corner of the block bounded by Westchester, Pugsley, Newbold, and Olmstead Avenues in the Unionport section of the Bronx Community District 9, New York, New York.

The conditions are: The applicant, Westpark Inc., agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.


Contact: Robert Dobruskin, NYC DCP, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.







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