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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/24/2008

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York County (Brooklyn) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 363-365 Bond Street. The Draft EIS may be reviewed on the following website: http://nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml. The applicant, Toll Brothers, Inc., is seeking discretionary City and State actions in connection with the redevelopment of two blocks located along the west waterfront of the Gowanus Canal in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn Community District 6. The proposed actions include a zoning text amendment (to Zoning Resolution (ZR) sections 123-63 and 123-90) and a related zoning map amendment to change an existing M2-1 zoning district to a Special Mixed Use District: M1-4/R7-2 (MX). In addition, sections 23-144, 23-922 and 23-942 would be amended to apply the Inclusionary Housing Program and related floor area regulations to R7-2 zoning districts within the proposed special mixed use district, and to provide for a base FAR of 2.7 and a maximum FAR of 3.6 within the special district. These amendments would add R7-2 districts within Community District 6 in Brooklyn to the list of residential districts in which the Inclusionary Housing Program would be applicable within certain designated areas, and would add the proposed Special Mixed-Use District (specified geographically), as one of the Inclusionary Housing designated districts. Finally, the applicant is seeking a special permit pursuant to ZR section 74-743 to modify the following requirements within a General Large Scale Development: (i) height and setback regulations for all buildings in special mixed use districts pursuant to ZR section 123-662; (ii) inner courtyard recess regulations pursuant to ZR section 23-852; and (iii) required rear yards in residential and mixed use districts pursuant to ZR sections 23-45 and 123-651. The project is located at 363-365 Bond Street in the Brooklyn Community District 6, 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: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Willetts Point Development Plan. The action involves the proposal of The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP), to rezone, create an urban renewal area, and implement the Willets Point Development Plan. The approximately 61 acre Willets Point Development District would be redeveloped with residential, retail, hotel, convention center, entertainment, commercial office, community facility, open space, and parking uses. In addition, the proposed plan would connect the Van Wyck Expressway with the District. Although there is currently no designated developer or specific development plan, the maximum permitted development under the proposed plan would be 8.94 million gross square feet. The project is located in a portion of Willets Point, Queens, New York. The 61.4-acre industrial site is generally bounded to the east by the Van Wyck Expressway and an undeveloped lot owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to the south by Roosevelt Avenue, to the west by 126th Street, and to the north by Northern Boulevard.

Contact: Asthma Syed, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Phone: (212) 618-5789, E-mail: willets_point@nycedc.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hunter's Point South Rezoning and Related Actions. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, in coordination with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), New York City Department of City Planning (NYCDCP), New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYCHPD), and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR), is sponsoring an initiative by the City of New York to implement the Hunter's Point South Rezoning and Related Actions in the Hunter's Point neighborhood. The purpose of the proposed actions is to facilitate the implementation of a large-scale, mixed-use development plan, Hunter's Point South, that provides a substantial amount of affordable housing on publicly owned land (Site A) and to allow for the residential redevelopment of a privately owned adjacent site (Site B). In addition to housing, the Hunter's Point South project would also include retail uses, community space, a public school, public parkland (including waterfront access) and other public and private open spaces, and accessory parking. The project is located along the Hunter's Point waterfront in two sites, Site A and Site B, which cover more than 37.5 acres. Site A is the area generally located between 50th Avenue, 2nd Street, Newtown Creek, and the East River, and Site B is the area located between 54th Avenue, the western side of the prolongation of 5th Street, Newtown Creek, and 2nd Street in Long Island City, New York.

Contact: Geta Uhl, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Phone: (212) 312-4207, E-mail: guhl@nycedc.com.


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