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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/15/2009

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 53 West 53rd Street. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 3, 2009. Copies of the Final Scope of Work and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement may be obtained from the contact person listed below or from Robert Kulikowski, Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10038, Phone: (212) 788-9956; and on the New York City Department of City Planning's website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, W2005/Hines West Fifty-Third Realty, LLC for multiple actions in connection with a proposed mixed-use development. The development site would be redeveloped with a new building containing hotel and residential components as well as additional space for MoMA. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a 1,250 foot tall mixed-use building of 786,562 gross square feet that would contain 718,465 gross square feet of space that would be divided between hotel and residential use and approximately 68,097 gross square feet of museum-related space. The hotel use would occupy between 100,000 and 200,000 gross square feet of space and would include approximately 7,000 gross square feet of restaurant space. The residential use would occupy between 518,465 and 618,465 gross square feet of space. The project is located on the block bounded by Sixth Avenue on the west, West 54th Street on the north, Fifth Avenue on the east, and West 53rd Street on the south, in Midtown neighborhood of Community Board 5, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 270-3423.

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