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ENB - Region 2 Notices 04/14/2010

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from John Waters for a site known as 6469 Broadway, site ID #C203048. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 6469 Broadway, New York, NY 10471. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than May 14, 2010. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or by contacting: Nigel Crawford, NYS DEC - Region 2, One Hunters Point Plaza, 1st Floor, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4995, E-mail: nncrawfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sugar Hill 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 May 24, 2010. A public scoping session will be held on May 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423; Edith Hsu-Chen, New York City Department of City Planning, Manhattan Office, 22 Reade Street, Room 6W, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3437; and Robert Kulikowski, Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-2937.

The action involves a proposal by Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) to construct an approximately 169,333 square foot, 13 story mixed-use building. The proposed development would include 124 affordable units for individuals earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI); an approximately 18,036 square foot Faith Ringgold Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling; a 12,196 square foot day care and early childhood center; 2,350 square feet of non-profit program and office space for BHC. A 114 space below-grade accessory parking garage would be demolished to allow for the construction of the proposed development.

The proposal also includes the acquisition and disposition of City-owned property, in the form of an exchange of easements between the applicant, BHC, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (NYC DCAS). Additionally, discretionary financing will be sought by New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) and the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (NYS DHCR) and the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (NYS OTDA). The project is located at 404-414 West 155th Street in the Hamilton Heights section of the West Harlem neighborhood in Manhattan, Community District 9, 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: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Domino Sugar Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 10, 2010. The Draft EIS is available at: New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007; Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10007; and on line at 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, The Refinery LLC, to redevelop the former Domino Sugar site with six buildings containing approximately 2,400 residential units (of which about approximately 660 are proposed to be affordable units), 127,537 gross square feet of retail/commercial space, 146,451 gross square feet of community facility space, 98,738 gross square feet of commercial office space, 1,694 accessory parking spaces and four acres of public open space. The complex of landmarked buildings along the waterfront known as the Refinery would be adaptively reused. The project's approximately four acres of public open space would include an esplanade along the water's edge, linking the project site to Grand Ferry Park, a large open lawn between the esplanade and the Refinery that would highlight this restored historic structure, and new connections that are intended to provide visual and physical access to the waterfront from all streets leading to the project site. It is expected that the proposed project would be completed and occupied by 2020. The rezoning area and project site is located along the East River waterfront between Grand Street to the north and South 5th Street to the south in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn Community District 1, 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: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.




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