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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/19/2008

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: A&C Development Site

Site No.: C231063

Site Address: 2495-2497 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, New York, New York 10030

County: New York

Requestor: Crown 145th Street, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note that the application package includes a Remedial Action Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed. A Final Remedial Work Plan describes how the site cleanup will proceed.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by January 5, 2009 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7016
Attention: Michael MacCabe

Repository address:

New York City Public Library
Hamilton Grange Branch
503 West 145th Street
New York, New York 10030

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Board of Standard and Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 53-55 Beach Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a BSA Special Permit pursuant to ZR § 75-53 to permit a 2,900 square foot vertical enlargement to an existing warehouse (UG 17); M1-5 District / Special Tribeca Mixed Use District. The project is located at 53-55 Beach Street in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Ronald L. Rizzotti, New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006-1705, Phone: (212) 788-8781, E-mail: rrizzotti@dcas.nyc.gov.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Victoria Theater may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 29, 2008. A public scoping session will be held on December 15, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY. Copies of the draft scope of analysis may be obtained from the project Web site: http://www.harlemcdc.org/documents.htm or may be requested through the contact listed below.

The action involves the redevelopment of the Loews Victoria Theater. The Proposed Action would consist of an approximately 360,000 gross square foot mixed-use development. The Victoria Theater Redevelopment Project would include approximately 40,500 gross square feet of cultural arts space in its base, including, but not limited to, two small black box theaters, one containing approximately 199 seats and the other containing approximately 99 seats, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and office space for the Apollo Theater Foundation; approximately 4,600 gross square feet of jazz club/restaurant and approximately 17,500 gross square feet of retail space; a new 33 story tower (approximately 330 feet in height) which would contain an approximately 151,700 gross square foot hotel, including approximately 200 guest rooms, conference and event space, a ballroom, a health club and restaurant, and approximately 91,400 gross square feet of residential condominiums (approximately 100 units). The Proposed Action would also include one level of below grade parking and a loading dock. The feasibility of development of local (off-site) affordable housing will also be evaluated as part of the Proposed Action; it is anticipated that the project would result in the creation of approximately 20 to 30 units of affordable housing at a location in Harlem yet to be determined. The project is located at 233-235 West 125th Street and 228-238 West 126th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Soo Kang, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Street, New York, NY 10017.

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