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ENB - Region 2 Notices 02/10/2010

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Yards Garment Center Street Wall Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to amend the zoning text of the Special Garment Center District (SGCD) and the Special Hudson Yards District (SHYD). Specifically, the text amendment would amend the following sections of the Zoning Resolution: ZR Sections 93-50 (Special Height and Setback Regulations), 93-53 (Special Height and Setback Regulations in the 34th Street Corridor Subdistrict C), 93-55 (Special Height and Setback Regulations in the South of Port Authority Subdistrict E, 121-32 (Height of Street Walls and Maximum Building Height). The text amendment has been proposed in response to community concerns about the building form of recent developments in the portions of the Garment Center area west of 8th Avenue and to ensure that future development respects the existing neighborhood character and enhances the pedestrian experience. In addition, the proposed zoning text amendment would correct and clarify other requirements regarding street walls in the SGCD and SHYD. The areas affected by the proposed text changes are generally bounded by West 40th Street on the north, Eighth Avenue on the east, West 33rd Street on the south and Tenth Avenue on the west in the Garment Center neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 4, 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.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Costco Wholesale Store Expansion 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 Costco Wholesale Corporation for an authorization pursuant to ZR Section 36-023 and an amendment of an existing Restrictive Declaration. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a 21,203 square foot enlargement to a 121,216 square foot one-story Costco warehouse store. The project is located at 2975 Richmond Avenue in a C4-1 district, and is bounded by Richmond Avenue, Independence Avenue, and Forest Hill Road in the Springville neighborhood of Staten Island, Community District 2, New York.

The conditions are: Within six (6) months after occupancy of the proposed building expansion pursuant to a temporary or permanent certificate of occupancy, the applicant shall apply to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) for examination of the conditions and investigation of the feasibility of mitigation measures previously enumerated in the 1999 Conditional Negative Declaration from the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) (incorporated here by reference) at the following three intersections: Arthur Kill Road at Richmond Avenue; Drumgoole Road and Richmond Avenue; and Forest Hill Road at Richmond Avenue. If deemed necessary by NYC DOT, the applicant will implement the mitigation measures previously enumerated or otherwise required by NYC DOT.

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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