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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/9/2008

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Villard Houses Open Air Cafe will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Amadeo Hotels Limited Partnership, seeks the modification of a special permit and the Third Modification of a restrictive declaration to allow the installation of an open air café and public seating area. The project is located at 451-457 Madison Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, Community District 5, 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, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

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. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 23, 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 until August 4, 2008. 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 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, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.




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