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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/13/2008

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Sanitation Garage and Salt Shed for Manhattan Districts 1 & 2. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Septmeber 8, 2008. The DEIS is available from the contact person listed below and on DSNY's website: www.nyc.gov/sanitation. The action involves the relocation of the DSNY's Manhattan District 2 and 5 Garages and salt shed from the Gansevoort Peninsula to make way for Hudson River Park construction. DSNY also seeks to replace the obsolete District 1 Garage and provide off-street storage of its equipment.

DSNY proposes to build a new facility for the District 1, 2 and 5 Garages at 500 Washington Street, bounded by Washington Street, Spring Street, West Street/Route 9A and the St. John's Center. The District 1 Garage at 297 West Street would be replaced with a salt shed. The two sites are within an M2-4 district and served by truck routes. The Garage would provide for the storage, refueling, washing, and maintenance of DSNY vehicles, snow plows, etc. and include personnel support space, offices and locker facilities. United Parcel Service parking and staging would occupy the ground floor. The Garage would store 27 refuse/recycling trucks for District 2, 20 for District 5, and 15 for District 1, respectively. Vehicles will exit and enter via West Street and Washington Street. The Garage building would have approximately 427,250 net square feet, including UPS space, and a roof height of approximately 118 feet. It would incorporate environmentally beneficial "green building" features including solar design and a vegetated roof. DSNY diesel trucks will have particulate filters. The salt shed would store approximately 4,000 tons of salt.

Contact: Abas O. Braimah, DSNY, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, Phone: (646)885-4993, E-mail: abraimah@dsny.nyc.gov.


New York County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fresh Kills Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the P.S. 58, 77 Marsh Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted for 10 days following the public hearing.

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 and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and includes a small portion under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. 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 Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hospital for Special Surgery Expansion. The action involves the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) proposal for a major renovation and expansion for modernization of its existing facility. The project is located between East 70th Street, East 72nd Street, York Avenue, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Drive in Community Board 8 of Manhattan, 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.


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project. Copies of the FEIS can be obtained via a written request to the contact persons listed below. 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, 660 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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