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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spector Hall, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted for ten (10) days following the close of the public hearing. Copies of the DEIS can be obtained via a written request to the contact persons listed below.

The Dormitory Authority has received a request from the City of New York Mayor's Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator (OCJC) and State of New York Office of Court Administration (NYS OCA) to undertake the Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project. The action involves the development of a new 5 story courthouse facility with enclosed mechanical penthouse not to exceed approximately 183,300 gross square feet for the Staten Island Supreme Civil Court, Supreme Criminal Court and Lower Criminal Court. The proposed project would also include an approximately 227,832 gross square feet, 665 space, five floor, split-level parking structure with open rooftop parking. Additional interim construction period parking may be provided at a surface lot adjacent to the St. George Theatre, situated across Hyatt Street immediately to the north of the site. Public landscape components would include a public entry plaza along Central Avenue as well as landscaped buffers and plantings throughout the site.

The northern portion of the project site would be developed as a landscaped Memorial Green. This area, located adjacent to Hyatt Street and St. Mark's Place, is what remains of an historical burial ground of a 19th-century Quarantine Grounds. Archeological investigation of this area has located the boundaries of the burial ground and established a 20 foot buffer zone to protect the archaeological resources below. A memorial landscape would be created to permanently recognize those who were interred there.

The project is located at 2 Central Avenue in St. George, Borough of Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10119-0098, Phone: (212) 273-5097, Fax: (212) 273-5121 or Jack D. Homkow, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10119-0098, Phone: (212) 273-5033, Fax: (212) 273-5121.

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