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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tribeca Mixed Use District Area A4 Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by the applicant, the Office of Manhattan Borough President, for a zoning text amendment that would modify the bulk regulations for Area A4 of the Tribeca Mixed Use District by reducing both the maximum base (street wall) height and the maximum building height. The project is located on approximately two blocks in Tribeca, in lower Manhattan, Community Board 1, bounded by West Street to the west, Washington Street to the east, Watts Street to the north, and Laight Street to the south, and excluding the parcels that are within the Tribeca North Historic District in the City of 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 (Staten Island) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special St. George District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to establish and map the Special St. George District (SSGD). The creation of the proposed Special St. George District would involve the following public land-use actions:

Zoning Map Amendments
• Map the Special St. George District
• Rezone a portion of the project area (Block 498, Lot 40) from R3-2/C1-2 to C4-2

Zoning Resolution Text Amendments
• Establish the Special St. George District

The proposed text amendment would establish the SSGD throughout the entire existing C4-2 district in St. George and on a portion of Block 498, Lot 40, which is zoned R2-2/C1-2. The SSGD would modify the bulk and use regulations of C4-2 districts as established in the text. It would affect the R2-2/C1-2 portion in limited ways. The proposal would require commercial uses on certain streets. The proposal would also identify appropriate building bulk regulations based upon neighborhood character and width of streets. The proposal seeks to identify appropriate parking regulations as well as provide incentives to promote development that offers parking, views and other amenities. The area of the proposed special district is generally bounded by Hamilton Avenue to the north; Richmond Terrace and the U.S. Pierhead Line to the east; Victory Boulevard and Hannah Street to the south; and Montgomery Avenue and St. Mark's Place to the west in the St. George section of Staten Island, Community District 1 in New York City, New York.

Contact: Adam Lynn, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: a_lynn@planning.nyc.gov.



Conditioned Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Liberty Towers 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 proposed zoning authorizations to facilitate a development proposal to construct two mixed-use buildings within the Special Hillsides Preservation. The zoning authorization would be for building height increases and to allow for commercial use, community facilities, and group parking in excess of 30 vehicles on the development site. The project is located in Staten Island Community District 1 on the block bounded by Nicolas Street, Stuyvesant Place/Richmond Terrace, Hamilton Avenue and Saint Mark's Place, New York.

The conditions are:

Two conditions are required for the proposed action:

1) To ensure the potential for historic archeological resources that may exist in the sub-surface of the development site be characterized prior to any site disturbance, archeological field testing is to be conducted (Phase 1B) and any necessary mitigation is performed prior to any demolition or excavation of the development site.

2) In order to avoid significant adverse impacts to air quality, the developments' heating and hot water systems must use natural gas as a fuel source and the stacks must be placed a minimum of 120 feet from the nearest residential window on the neighboring structure.

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 GEIS

New York County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fresh Kills Park. The action involves the mapping and development of Fresh Kills Park. The project site is an approximately 2,163 acre property, the majority of which is Fresh Kills Landfill. The property is City-owned and under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Sanitation (NYC DSNY) and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR), and includes a small portion under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP). The project site is bounded by parkland and residential uses, waterways, and both City and State roadways.

If approved, the proposed park would include new roads, landscaping, passive and active recreational facilities, cultural and educational facilities, and public access to the coastal zone. Given the large size of the proposed project, two analysis years, 2016 and 2036, are included in the DGEIS. The project is bounded by Richmond Avenue to the east, Arthur Kill Road to the south and the Arthur Kill shoreline forms the western boundary in Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Joshua Laird, NYC DPR, Phone: (212) 360-3402, E-mail: joshua.laird@parks.nyc.gov.



Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Dutch Kills Rezoning and Related Actions. The action involves the proposed zoning map and text amendments for an area encompassing approximately 40 blocks in the Dutch Kills neighborhood. The area would generally be rezoned from its current light manufacturing districts to mixed-use districts where a residence district would be paired with a light manufacturing district. The proposed zoning text amendments would facilitate the creation of the Dutch Kills Subdistrict within the Special Long Island City Mixed-Use District, establish an Inclusionary Housing program in the proposed M1-3/R7X district near Northern Boulevard, and modify certain provisions of the proposed underlying districts. The project is located on approximately 70 acres within Queens Community District 1 and is generally bounded by 36th Avenue to the north, the west side of Northern Boulevard to the east, 41st Avenue to the south, and 23rd Street to the west in 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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