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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/30/2009

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Square Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by 145 Hudson Street Associates, LP, for a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) § 74-711 to allow the conversion to residential use of floors 7-10 (42,982 gross square feet) of a 10 story commercial building. The proposed Special Permit would modify the use regulations of ZR § 111-103 (b) regarding the location of loft dwellings in a building with lot coverage greater than 5,000 square feet within Area B2 of the Special Tribeca Mixed Use District. The project is located at 145 Hudson Street within Area B2 of the Special Tribeca Mixed Use District, as well as in the Tribeca West Historic District, Manhattan, New York. The project site is zoned M1-5.

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.



Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sandyground Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by the applicants, Andrew J. Lanza, Nicholas Polly and the Civic Association of the Sandy Ground Area (CASA), seeking an amendment to the zoning map to change an existing R3-2 zoning district to an R3-1 district over approximately 37 blocks. The Sandy Ground National Historic District is located within the area to be rezoned. The project is generally bounded by Correll Avenue to the north, Rossville Avenue to the east, Shiel Avenue to the south, and Bloomingdale Road to the west, in the Sandy Ground neighborhood of Staten Island, Community District 3, 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.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sullivan Street Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by DJL Family Limited Partnership, for an amendment to the zoning map to extend an existing C1-5 commercial overlay to facilitate a proposal to establish 7,000 gross square feet of retail space in the ground floor and cellar of a new building to be developed. The area to be rezoned is currently zoned R7-2, except for the southern part of Lot 9, which is zoned M1-5B. The project site is currently developed with a 5,000 square foot single story bakery. The project is located at 73075 Sullivan Street, on the east side of Sullivan Street between Spring Street and Broome Street, in Community District 2, Manhattan, 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.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 57-63 Greene Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Greene Mercer Holdings LLC, for a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) 74-711 to modify bulk and use regulations within an M1-5A district to allow the conversion of former office and artist studio space to Joint Living Work Quarters for Artists (JLWQA) and conversion of ground floor warehouse use to Use Group 6 retail. The subject property is located within an M1-5A zoning district.

The proposed action would legalize one existing JLWQA on the second floor, allow the conversion of the first floor and cellar to Use Group 6 retail (approximately 9,600 square feet) and allow the conversion of portions of floors two through six to JLWQAs. A mix of JLWQA, office space, and artists' studios currently exist on floors two through six. The cellar and ground floors currently contain three Use Group 17 uses, including warehouse and furniture distribution facilities. The project is located at 57-63 Greene Street near the intersection of Broome Street and Greene Street, in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District in Manhattan, Community District 2, 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.



Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1752 Shore Parkway Rezoning 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 November 8, 2009. A public scoping session will be held on October 29, 2009 at 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spector Hall at the Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, New York, 10007. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, New York, 10007, Robert Dobruskin, Phone: (212) 720-3423; the Brooklyn Office, New York City Department of City Planning, 16 Court Street, 7th Floor, Room 705 Brooklyn, NY 11241-0103, Purnima Kapur, Phone: (718) 780-8290; and the Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York, 10038, Robert Kulikowski, Phone: (212) 788-2937. The Draft Scope of Work and EAS are also available online at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/scope.shtml#1752_shore_pkwy.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Thor Shore Parkway Developers, LLC, for the following discretionary actions in connection with the proposed redevelopment of a 363,737 square foot parcel:

• A zoning map amendment to rezone 1752 Shore Parkway from M3-1 to M1-1. The existing M3-1 district is a medium density manufacturing district that allows industrial uses at a maximum FAR of 2.0 and includes performance standards. The proposed M1-1 district is a manufacturing district that allows light industrial and certain commercial uses at a maximum FAR of 1.0.
• A special permit pursuant to ZR 74-922 to permit certain commercial establishments over 10,000 square feet in an M1 zoning district;
• A special permit pursuant to ZR 62-836 to permit bulk modifications on waterfront blocks;
• A special permit pursuant to ZR 74-744 to permit modification of signage requirements in General Large-Scale Developments;
• A Chairperson certification pursuant to ZR 62-811 for public access to the waterfront and visual corridor; and
• A City Planning Commission authorization pursuant to ZR 62-822, paragraph (a), for modification of the provision of ZR 62-56 that requires that an upland connection be provided at least every 600 feet along a shore public walkway.

Additionally, the following discretionary approval may be sought:

• A City Planning Commission authorization pursuant to ZR 62-822, paragraph (b), to modify certain requirements of ZR 62-60 (design requirements for waterfront public access areas).

The proposed project would also require the following permits: a Joint Permit Application from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and Army Corps of Engineers to permit an in-water work, stabilization of riprap, outfalls, upland building and esplanade coverage; a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit from NYS DEC, to permit the discharge of stormwater during and after construction; and a Beneficial Use Determination (BUD), including a Soil Management Plan (SMP) from NYS DEC to permit the on-site reuse of soil from the western half of the project site to the eastern half of the project site.

The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to redevelop the project site with a two-story commercial building containing 214,000 gross square feet of Use Group 6 and 10 retail uses; 97,000 square feet of publicly accessible waterfront open space, and an unattended 690 space above-grade accessory parking garage. The project site is currently occupied by a bus storage facility and is developed with a two-story building, a one-story storage building and an accessory parking lot. Absent the proposed actions, the applicant has stated that the site would remain a bus storage operation.

The project is located at 1752 Shore Parkway along the western shore of Gravesend Bay (Lower New York Bay) in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 11, 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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