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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/11/2009

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 15 William Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by SDS William Street, LLC to the City Planning Commission for a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) §74-52 for a public parking garage and a text amendment to Map 5 in Appendix A of the Special Lower Manhattan District to eliminate the prohibition on curb cuts on the north side of Beaver Street between Broad and William Streets. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop a 195 space, monthly only, public parking garage on the ground floor and three cellar levels of a recently built 44 story mixed-use building. The project is located at 15 William Street within the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 1, New York; a C5-5 district of the Special Lower Manhattan District. The project site is also located within the Wall Street Historic District.

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.


Amended Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Small Business Services (NYC DSBS), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Battery Maritime Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an Amended Negative Declaration for the adaptive reuse and renovation of the Battery Maritime Building. NYC DSBS issued a Negative Declaration on September 23, 2008 for the project. At that time, NYC DSBS proposed to enter into a long-term lease with Dermot BMB LLC for the use of the Battery Maritime Building. Since the issuance of that Negative Declaration, the entity with which NYC DSBS would enter into the long-term lease has changed from Dermot BMB LLC to 10 South Street Associates, LLC. The project itself has not changed, and the change in the entity with which NYC DSBS would contract has no environmental effect. The project is located at 10 South Street, in the Borough of Manhattan. New York.

Contact: Marilyn Lee, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3834, E-mail: mlee@nycedc.com.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rose Plaza on the River 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 a proposal by the applicant, Rose River Plaza, LLC, for several discretionary actions in connection with the redevelopment of the below referenced waterfront parcels. A zoning map amendment from M3-1 to R7-3/C2-4, a zoning text amendment to make the inclusionary housing program applicable for the proposed project, and several other discretionary and ministerial actions are being sought related to the project's design. The project is located at 470-490 Kent Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 1, New York.

The conditions are:

1. The applicant has entered into a restrictive declaration with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) to develop and implement an archaeological monitoring program consultation with NYC LPC. The historic resources analysis concluded that land filling features dating to the early 19th century have the potential to yield significant archaeological data. Consequently, construction on the project site could create the potential for a significant adverse impact related to archaeological resources. Pursuant to the restrictive declaration, the applicant, Rose River Plaza, LLC, agrees to develop and implement an archaeological monitoring program in consultation with NYC LPC.

2. The applicant, Rose River Plaza, LLC, agrees via a restrictive declaration with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) to require that the applicant identify and remediate any hazardous materials found in connection with the development of the project site. The declaration states that the applicant would not undertake grading, excavation, foundation, alteration, building or other permits for the site until NYC DEP has issued a Notice of Satisfaction.

3. The applicant, Rose River Plaza, LLC, agrees via a restrictive declaration with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to identify the existence of any additional potential traffic impacts, if any, resulting from the development of the property thirty days from the implementation of the Kent Avenue Improvement, a date no later than December 31, 2011, and has agreed to submit to NYC DOT and New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) a traffic study prepared by a qualified traffic consultant, to test and identify whether any potential additional traffic impacts would result, if any. If the analysis identifies any potential impacts, the applicant agrees to coordinate any relevant mitigation measures with the NYC DOT and NYC DCP.

Furthermore, the applicant agrees to contact the NYC DOT within six months after the completion of this project and to inform them of the need to implement the following traffic mitigation. NYC DOT agrees to investigate the need of implementing this mitigation measure once the project is built and occupied:

• At the intersection of Broadway and Kent Avenue, during the weekday p.m. peak hour, 2 seconds a 2-second shift in green time from eastbound/westbound phase to the northbound/southbound phase.

4. Additionally, the applicant will enter into a restrictive declaration to restrict the fuel type for all HVAC systems to ensure that no significant adverse impacts associated with Air Quality will occur. The restrictive declaration will require that the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, serving the Proposed Project, burn natural gas exclusively.

5. Furthermore, the applicant will enter into a restrictive declaration to provide window attenuation to ensure that no significant adverse impacts associated with Noise will occur. The restrictive declaration will require that the residential windows bordering Division Avenue, the East River, and the north project site boundary require 30 dBA of composite window attenuation, and the proposed residential/commercial windows at the facades bordering Kent Avenue require 35 dBA and 30 dBA, respectively, of composite window attenuation.

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

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Saint Vincent's Hospital Manhattan - New Acute Care Hospital and Emergency Department and Residential Development 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 December 22, 2009. A public scoping session will be held on December 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning's Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. The draft scope is available at: www.nyc.gov/planning.

The action involves the development of the proposed Saint Vincent's Hospital Manhattan - New Acute Care Hospital and Emergency Department and Residential Development project. The applicant, Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers of New York d/b/a Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (SVCMC) is seeking a number of discretionary actions from the New York City Planning Commission, including zoning map amendments, zoning text amendments, reduction of an existing large-scale community facility development plan, designation of a general large-scale development plan, several special permits and authorizations pursuant to the text amendments and large-scale plans, a special permit to increase the number of permitted accessory parking spaces for the East Site and a request for an extension of time to complete construction. The project comprises three tax lots and is located along Seventh Avenue: the East Site is located on the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 11th Street and West 12th Street; the New Hospital Site is on the west side of Seventh Avenue between West 12th Street and West 13th Street; and the Triangle Site which is bounded by Seventh Avenue, West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue. The project site is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, which is both a City and State/National Register-designated 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.



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