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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Public Notice

The City of New York Department of Sanitation Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill

The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Thursday, February 21, 2008 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island Borough Hall, first floor conference room (Room 122), located at 10 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, NY 10301. Please use the Stuyvesant Place entrance. The meeting will provide information on the following:

• Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order Milestones

• An overview of landfill closure and post-closure plans

Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and representatives of DSNY will be available to answer questions.

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beth Israel Medical Center Emergency Room Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC), proposal for discretionary actions in connection with the expansion of the emergency department (ED) facilities at its Petrie Campus.

The proposed actions consist of the following discretionary approvals:

- Modification of the site plan for a large-scale community facility development (LSCFD) to reflect an enlargement of the LCSFD to include BIMC's Stitch Hall, located at 321 East 17th Street.

- Modification of the LCSFD site plan to reflect the emergency room addition, the relocated loading berths, including a canopy over the proposed loading berth area, and two new pedestrian bridges.

- An authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 79-32 to allow the relocation of three required accessory loading berths without regard for zoning lot lines.

- An authorization pursuant to ZR section 79-21 to allow the reallocation of floor area within the LSCFD without regard for zoning lot lines.

The proposed actions would facilitate the expansion of BIMC's emergency room facilities into the loading berth area on East 17th Street and the relocation of the loading berths to an existing open area located between East 15th and East 16th streets. In addition, BIMC would construct two bridges on the 11th floor of the Dazian Pavilion in order to provide internal connections and additional means of access and egress.

The project would result in a total of 7,649 square feet of floor area being added to the LSCFD. The emergency room expansion would involve the conversion of 1,000 square feet of existing enclosed loading area. A 1,587-square foot addition would be constructed on the East 17th Street frontage in an open area currently used for loading. The three new loading berths would be partially enclosed by a 4,000 square foot canopy, which would constitute additional floor area. The loading berths would be accessed via a curb cut on the north side of East 15th Street near Nathan Perlman Place. The proposed pedestrian bridges would total 2,062 square feet.

The project is located on two sites which comprise Block 922N, which is bounded by East 16th Street and East 17th Street, First Avenue, and Nathan Perlman Place; the westernmost portion of Block 922S, which is bounded by East 15th Street and East 16th Street, First Avenue, and Nathan Perlman Place; and Block 923, Lot 15 in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 6, New York City, New York.

Contact: Adam Lynne, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3492, E-mail: a_lynn@planning.nyc.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed First Avenue Properties Rezoning. The action involves the application by the East River Realty Company, LLC (ERRC) to rezone and obtain other land use approvals (the "Proposed Actions") affecting four parcels along First Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Community District 6. The Proposed Actions consist of:

1) Zoning map amendments to change existing C1-9, M1-5 and M3-2 zoning districts to C4-6 and C5-2 zoning districts.

2) Text amendments to modify ZR Section 12-10 and ZR Section 74-743 with respect to General Large Scale Developments (GLSD).

3) Special permits to modify bulk requirements, including location of a residential plaza and height and setback regulations, within a GLSD.

4) Special permit to modify the design standards of a residential plaza pursuant to ZR Section 74-96.

5) Special permits for a parking garage at 616 First Avenue pursuant to ZR Sections 13-562 and 74-52, and special permits pursuant to ZR Sections 13-561, 13-562 and 74-52 to allow a public parking garage and accessory garage at 700 and 708 First Avenue.

6) Modification of a BSA Special Permit to permit development at 685 First Avenue.

7) Certification pursuant to Section 26-15 for streetscape modifications relating to curbcuts.

8) Certification pursuant to ZR Section 37-015 modifying the retail continuity requirements along portions of the FDR Drive service road frontage and the First Avenue frontage.

9) Certification pursuant to ZR Section 27-01 regarding residential plazas.

The project is located at 616 First Avenue, 685 First Avenue, 700 First Avenue (Waterside) and 708 First Avenue in Manhattan Community District 6, New York City, 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.

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