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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/14/2009

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The Lower Manhattan Development Corp., as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East River Waterfront Access Project at Caterine, Rutgers and Montgomery Slips will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the improvement of three slips with improved open space and streetscapes, including the medians of Catherine and Montgomery Slips. The project is located in Lower Manhattan, New York immediately to the west of South Street on Catherine, Montgomery and Rutgers Slips

Contact: Saya Lonial, Lower Manhatttan Development Corp., One Liberty Plaza, NY, New York 10006, Phone: (212) 962-2300, E-mail: EastRiverWaterfront@renewnyc.com.

Queens County (Queens) - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed College Point Corporate Park Rezoning and Disposition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves zoning map and text amendments, and disposition of City-owned properties within the Corporate Park to various private entities. Specifically, approval is sought for the following discretionary actions:

  • Proposed zoning map amendments, which would:
    • Establish the Special College Point District, which would encompass all or portions of 112 tax blocks within the Corporate Park;
    • Rezone all or portions of 54 tax blocks from MI- 1 (1.0 FAR) to M2-1 (2.0 FAR);
    • Rezone all or portions of 47 tax blocks from M3-1 (2.0 FAR) to M2-1 (2.0 FAR);
    • Rezone Block 4360 from M3-1 (2.0 FAR) to Ml-1 (1.0 FAR).
  • Proposed zoning text amendments, which would set forth the regulations of the Special College Point District. To meet the goals of the Special District, the zoning text includes regulations related to special use regulations, bulk and yard requirements, performance standards, signage, landscaping, and parking and loading requirements.
  • Disposition of ten City-owned lots (in whole or in part) located within the Corporate Park, from New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (NYC DCAS) to New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC), and, subsequently, from NYC EDC to designated developers. Disposition would require approval under City Charter Section 197(c) and separate Borough Board and Mayoral approval pursuant to City Charter Section 384(b)(4) for the approval of the business terms pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law and Section 1802(6)(j) of the City Charter.

The project is located in the College Point Corporate Park which is generally bounded by 15th Avenue to the north, the Whitestone Expressway to the east, 130 Street and 127 Street between 15th Avenue and 28th Avenue to the west and Flushing Bay to the south and southwest in the Borough of Queens, New York, Community Board 7.

Contact: Asma Syed, NYC EDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-4220, E-mail: asyed@nycedc.com.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 4523 Amboy Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves an application by Brookside Amboy LLC, the applicant, for authorization for a modification of group parking facility and access regulations pursuant to ZR 107-68 in order to facilitate the construction of a one story retail building with 101 accessory off-street parking spaces. In addition, the applicant is requesting a modification to Map 33c of the Special South Richmond Development District Plan, pursuant to ZR 107-06 Appendix A, in order to demap the required 20 foot 0 inch building setback along Richmond Avenue. The project is located at 4523 Amboy Road in the Eltingville section of Staten Island, New York, Community District 3.

The conditions are: The applicant, Brookside Amboy LLC, agrees to prepare a Construction Health and Safety Plan (HASP), which would be submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) for review, and approval prior to start of construction to the project and incorporate an appropriate vapor barrier into the design plan of the proposed building.

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

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