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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/10/2009

Negative Declaration

Bronx County (Bronx) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bronx Civil Supreme Courthouse Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves DASNY's authorization of the undertaking of the design, development and construction of the proposed project under DASNY's New York City Courts Program. The proposed project would renovate approximately 65,000 gross square feet on the ground floor, and floors 1, 1M, 2, 4M, 6M, and 8 of the project site. The renovations are primarily for the Bronx Supreme Civil and Bronx Civil Courts and would include courtrooms and their support functions, office areas, the law library, the jury assembly room, additional judge's chambers, holding cell demolition, and mechanical rooms to support the renovated areas.

The Proposed Project would also eliminate current New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB) violations by restoring the interior stairs to their original size and mechanically pressurizing them. The Proposed Project has been designed to respect the character-defining features of this historic building, and wherever feasible, the defining features would be retained in their present condition. Any new features added to facilitate the proper functioning of the courts would be designed in a manner complementary to the original design intent. The project is located at the Bronx Civil Supreme Courthouse at 851 Grand Concourse in Bronx, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, DASNY - Office of Environmental Affairs, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 273-5097. E-mail: mstanley@dasny.org.



Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carroll Gardens/Columbia Street Contextual Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by the New York City Department of City Planning for an amendment to the Zoning Map affecting 86 blocks in neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens and Columbia Street, within Brooklyn Community District 6. The proposed Zoning Map amendment will replace the entire existing R6 district with R6B, R6A, and R7A districts. In addition, areas currently mapped with C1-3 and C2-3 commercial overlays would be rezoned to C2-4, reducing the distance for the overlays from 150 feet to 50, 80 or 100 feet depending on the underlying land uses and lot configurations. The project consists of two areas: the Carroll Gardens portion of the rezoning area is generally bounded by Degraw Street, Warren Street and Douglass Street to the north; Hoyt Street, Bond Street and Smith Street to the east; 3rd Street, 4th Street, 5th Street, Centre Street and Hamilton Avenue to the south; and Hicks Street to the west; and the Columbia Street portion of the rezoning area consists of approximately 14 blocks bounded by Warren Street to the north, a line between Columbia Street and Van Brunt Street to the west, Hicks Street to the east and Woodhull Street to the south in Brooklyn, 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.


Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 470 Vanderbilt Avenue Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to renovate and expand an existing building for office and retail uses, and to construct a new residential building with retail and community facility use on the site of the current parking lot. The renovated and expanded commercial building is expected to contain up to 562,604 square feet of office use on floors 2 through 10, and up to 81,075 square feet of retail use to be located on the building's ground floor. The renovation of the building would include the filling in of inner courtyards on the building's lower floors, adding up to 18,500 square feet of commercial floor area and resulting in a total building size of 584,197 square feet. The new mixed residential building is expected to contain up to 321,795 square feet of floor area, consisting of up to 376 dwelling units, of which up to 90 dwelling units would be affordable under the City's Inclusionary Housing program; 33,638 square feet of retail uses; and approximately 397 accessory parking spaces. In total, commercial uses on the project site would consist of 562,604 square feet of office space and 114,713 square feet of retail space. It is expected that the proposed project would be constructed and occupied by 2011. The project site is located at 470 Vanderbilt Avenue, in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Community District 2, Brooklyn, New York and consists of the block bounded by Fulton Street, Vanderbilt Avenue, Clermont Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue and is currently zoned M1-1 and R6/C2-3.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Queens County (Queens) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Long Island Jewish Medical Center Modernization Project. The action involves DASNY's authorization of the issuance of tax-exempt bonds in one or more series or sub-series pursuant to DASNY's Hospital Program on behalf of North Shore-Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ). The proceeds of the bond issuance would finance or refinance the projects described in the DGEIS.

The Modernization Program includes the construction of the following:

• Schneider Children's Hospital Inpatient Building (approimately 50 new beds)
• Women's Hospital (approximately 72 new beds)
• Zucker Hillside Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (approximately 13 new beds)
• Campus Utility Improvements
• Campus Roadway Improvements

The project is located at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 270-05 76th Avenue in New Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, DASNY - Office of Environmental Affairs, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10019, Phone: (212) 273.5097, E-mail: mstanley@dasny.org.



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