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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/20/2008

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 830 Fountain Avenue 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 applicant, Morgan B. Realty, LLC's proposal to seek a special permit pursuant to Section 74-922 of the Zoning Resolution (ZR) to allow certain retail establishments with no limitation on floor area per establishment. The project is located at 830 Fountain Avenue and is bounded by Flatlands Avenue to the north, Vandalia Avenue to the south, Fountain Avenue to the east and Erskine Street to the west within the Spring Creek area of Brooklyn Community District 5, New York.

The conditions are: The applicant, Morgan B. Realty, LLC, agrees to the exclusive use of natural gas as a fuel and agrees to the placement of individual HVAC stacks at least 65 feet from the edge of any adjacent building on the project site.

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.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Phipps Plaza South Rezoning 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 a zoning map amendment to change existing C1-8 and R8 zoning districts to a C1-9 zoning district. The existing C1-8 zoning district allows residential and commercial retail uses built to a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 7.52 for residential uses and a maximum FAR of 2.0 for commercial uses. The existing R8 district allows residential uses built to an FAR of 6.02. The proposed C1-9 zoning district would allow residential and commercial retail uses built to a maximum FAR of 12.0 for residential uses (with inclusionary housing) and a maximum FAR of 2.0 for commercial uses. The proposed action would facilitate a development proposal for two, nine-story infill residential buildings containing a total of 83 dwelling units. Both buildings would be developed as affordable housing. The project is located in the Kips Bays neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 6 on the blocks bounded by East 26th Street to the north, Second Avenue to the west, a line parallel to and 100 feet north of East 23rd Street to the south and a line parallel to and 125 feet east of Second Avenue on the east in New York City, New York.

The conditions are: A Phase II is to be conducted of the proposed development site in accordance with an approved sampling protocol plus the utilization of ground penetrating radar survey to locate underground storage tanks within the affected area. Further, if warranted by the Phase II, any necessary site remediation would be conducted in accordance with an approved Remedial Action Plan.

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.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Astoria Boulevard Rezoning 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 applicant, Astoria Boulevard Development, LLC, is proposing a zoning map amendment to rezone Block 1096, Lot 1 from R4 to R4/C2-2. The project is located at 84-15 Astoria Boulevard between 84th and 85th Streets in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens Community District 4, New York.

The conditions are: The applicant, Astoria Boulevard Development, LLC, agrees via a Restrictive Declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

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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