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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Redevelopment of Pier A and Contiguous Upland Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the BPCA's proposal to restore and rehabilitate Pier A and return it to public use, and to develop the adjacent upland area as an open space public plaza. Pier A is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and designated as a New York City Landmark. It contains a three story building with approximately 30,000 square feet of usable interior space, and a perimeter walkway. The building is currently vacant and closed to the public, and has not been in use since 1992. Pier A is located at the southern tip of Manhattan just south of Battery Park City, with a portion jutting into the Hudson River. The upland portion of the site is bound by Battery Place to the north, the lands of Battery Park City and the Hudson River to the west, and Battery Park to the south and east in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Alexandra Altman, BPCA, One World Financial Center, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281-1097, Phone: (212) 417-2000, E-mail: altmana@batteryparkcity.org.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Village / Lower East Side Rezoning. The action involves the Department of City Planning's (DCP) proposal of zoning map amendments affecting all or portions of 111 blocks in the study area. DCP is also proposing zoning text amendments to establish incentives for the creation and preservation of affordable housing in conjunction with new development and to protect existing non-conforming street-level commercial uses in current residential districts. In addition, HPD is proposing the disposition of a City owned property to facilitate the development of a residential building with ground-floor retail. The project is located within Manhattan Community District 3 and is generally bounded by East 13th Street on the north, Avenue D to the east, East Houston Street, Delancey Street and Grand Street on the south, and the Bowery and Third Avenue on the west in New York City, New York.

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

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