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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/6/2008

Negative Declaration

New York County (Queens) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rockaway Neighborhoods Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action proposes to amend the zoning map affecting all or portions of 280 blocks in Rockaway, Queens Community District 14. Subsequent to the issuance of the April 21, 2008 Rockaway Neighborhoods Rezoning Negative Declaration, the City Planning Commission considered two modifications:

1. The originally proposed R7A district on Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard will be modified to an R5D district. R5D reflects the zoning already proposed along the more upland corridors of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive and the context of recent development in the area. R5D districts encourage development of three to four story buildings at a maximum FAR of 2.0.

2. A portion of the originally proposed R4A district south of Plainview Avenue between Beach 18th Street and Beach 17th; and a portion of originally proposed R4-1 district south of New Haven Avenue between Beach 17th Street and Beach 15th Street will be modified to retain existing R5 zoning.

In the proposed R5D district the modification would result in a net reduction of 39 dwelling units in the with-action condition. Retaining the R5 district would not alter the development projections.

The eastern rezoning area is generally bounded by Beach 72 Street to the west, Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Freeway to the north, the Nassau County line to the east and Beach Channel Drive and the boardwalk to the south. The western rezoning area is generally bounded by Beach 130th Street to the west, Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Freeway to the north, Beach 86th Street to the east and the Atlantic Ocean boardwalk to the south in Rockaway, Queens Community District 14, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Minor Modification

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed 125th Street Rezoning and Related Actions Special 125th Street District - Core Subdistrict Zoning Text Amendment will require a Minor Modification. The action is a follow-up corrective action that responds to concerns expressed throughout the public review process by the public and elected officials regarding building height in the C4-7 zoning district within the Core Subdistrict (generally located along the north side of 125th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and a point 545 feet east of Lenox Ave/Malcolm X Boulevard). The zoning text amendment would amend Sections 97-411, 97-422 and 97-442 of the Zoning Resolution, to modify height and bulk regulations within the C4-7 zoned portion of the Core Subdistrict of the Special 125th Street District. The proposed text amendment would reduce the allowed maximum building height and would reduce the density (FAR) regulations for all uses within the C4-7 zoning district in the Core Subdistrict. The FEIS examined a proposed rezoning of portions of the 125th Street corridor in Harlem, Manhattan Community Board Districts 9, 10 and 11, New York. The area rezoned is generally bounded by 124th Street, 126th Street, Broadway and Second Avenue. This Notice of Minor Modification pertains to the C4-7 District within the Core Subdistrict, generally located along the north side of 125th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and a point 545 feet east of Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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