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ENB - Region 2 Notices 12/17/2008

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 46 Laight Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Variance (§ 72-21) to allow the residential redevelopment of an existing five story commercial building. Six residential floors and six (6) dwelling units are proposed. The project is located at 46 Laight Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

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


New York County (Manhattan) - The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Southpoint Open Space Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to approximately 7.25 acres at the southern portion of Roosevelt Island, including restoration of the landscape, new plantings, new and improved pathways, a comfort station and completion of stabilization work at the Renwick Ruin. The project is located on Roosevelt Island in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Leitner, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York, 10044, Phone: (212) 832-4540.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Gateway Estates II. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 20, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, 9V-3, New York, New York, 10038, Patrick Blanchfield, Phone: (212) 863-5056, or from the Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Robert Kulikowski, Phone: (212)788-2937. The DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.nyc.gov/hpd.

The action involves several actions required to facilitate the redevelopment of the 227 acre Fresh Creek Urban Renewal Area (FCURA) with up to 2,385 units of affordable housing, an approximately 630,000 square foot regional shopping center, a 2,067 space parking lot, 36.5 acres of parkland and 68,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space, and community facility space. In connection with the development of housing, the City of New York will provide for the construction and/or maintenance of new streets, parks, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, a 1,650 seat high school and transit (bus layover) facilities.

The Proposed Action includes zoning map changes, city map changes, special permits, the disposition of city owned property and amendments to the Fresh Creek Urban Renewal Plan, all of which are subject to approval by the City Planning Commission and Council of the City of New York pursuant to Uniform Land Use Review Procedures (ULURP). In addition, a UDAAP designation is sought in conjunction with the disposition of the city owned property. The project is located in southeast Brooklyn, and is generally bounded by Hendrix Creek and Schenck Avenue on the west, Flatlands Avenue on the north, Fountain Avenue on the east, and Shore Parkway on the south, in Community District 5 of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.gov.



Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commision, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 363-365 Bond Street. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spector Hall, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 20, 2009. The DEIS is available at: Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007 and on New York City Department of City Planning's website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves the applicant, Toll Brothers, Inc., seeks multi-jurisdictional discretionary approvals 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 City Planning Commission actions include a zoning text amendment 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, additional zoning text amendments would apply the Inclusionary Housing Program and related floor area regulations to R7-2 zoning districts within the proposed special mixed use district. Finally, the applicant is seeking a special permit to modify height and setback, inner courtyard recess, and rear yards requirements within a General Large-Scale Development. 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.



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