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ENB - Region 2 Notices 04/28/2010

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reconstruction of the Allen and Pike Street Malls Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action will improve public open space and streetscapes through the reconstruction of the existing center mall on Allen and Pike Streets. The project is located between Delancey Street and South Street in Lower Manhattan in the City of New York, New York.

Contact: Sayar Lonial, LMDC, One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006, Phone: (212) 962-2300, E-mail: slonial@renewnyc.com.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commision, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 433 Broome Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involved would facilitate a threefold development proposal. First, the cellar and first floor levels (approximately 2,519 zoning square feet) would be converted to Use Group 6 retail use. Second, additional floor area (approximately 832 zoning square feet) would be constructed on the first floor for Use Group 6 and mezzanine uses. Third, a rooftop addition (approximately 661 zoning square feet) would be constructed for as-of-right Use Group 9 artist studio use. The creation of new floor area in buildings containing JLWQA dwellings is not permitted and commercial uses (Use Group 6) are not permitted below the floor level of the second story. A special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) 74-711 would allow the modification of these regulations. Currently, the subject site is developed with a 9,377 square foot, 4 story building with a cellar. The subject property is vacant on the first floor and cellar levels; the second and fourth floors are occupied by one Use Group 9 Artist's studio each; the third floor is occupied by one JLWQA. The project is located at 433 Broome Street located in the SoHo section of Manhattan, Community District 2, Manhattan, NY.

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


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Bronx) - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Webster Avenue Rezoning may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on May 19, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bedford Park Senior Center, 243 E. 204th Street, Bronx, NY 10458. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until May 29, 2010. The action involves zoning map and zoning text amendments affecting the Bedford Park and Norwood communities in the Bronx, Community District 7. Zoning mapping amendments are proposed along Webster Avenue between approximately Fordham Road and East 213th Street to permit contextual residential development and medium density commercial uses where current zoning is oriented to low-scale auto-related commercial uses.

A zoning text amendment is also proposed to establish the Inclusionary Housing program in proposed R7D and C4-5D districts within the proposed rezoning area. Neighborhood downzonings are proposed in the Bedford Park and Norwood neighborhoods to preserve the scale and context of those areas. The actions are as follows:

  • Zoning map amendment to change portions of 13 blocks currently zoned C8-2, R7-1, R7-1/C1-3, and R7-1/C2-3 to R7D/C2-4;
  • Zoning map amendment to change a portion of one block currently zoned C8-2 to C4-5D;
  • Zoning map amendment to change portions of four blocks from C8-2 to C4-4 and R7A;
  • Zoning map amendment to change portions of 71 blocks from R7-1, R7-1/C1-3, R7-1/C2-3, R8, R8/C1-3, and C4-4 to contextual districts R4A, R5A, R5B, R5D/C1-4, R6B,R7A, R7A/C1-3, R7A/C1-4, and R7A/C2-4;
  • Zoning text amendment to establish the Inclusionary Housing program in the R7D and C4-5D districts within the proposed rezoning area in Community District 7, the Bronx.

The proposed actions are intended to provide new opportunities for growth in an area well served by mass transit; encourage new housing production, including new affordable housing utilizing the Inclusionary Housing Program; and encourage new office and commercial space.

The New York City Department of City Plannning analyzed 24 projected development sites and 25 potential development sites. It is expected the proposed actions would generate a net increase of 738 dwelling units, including 191 units of affordable housing; a net increase of 60,599 square feet of commercial; and a net increase of 7,782 square feet of community facility space. The analysis year is 2020.

The project is located in Bedford Park and Norwood communities in the Bronx, Community District 7. The areas affected by the proposed action include all or portions of 80 blocks, generally bound by the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line right-of-way to the southeast, Fordham Road and East Kingsbridge Road to the southwest, the Grand Concourse and Jerome Avenue to the northwest, and East Gun Hill Road to the northeast, Bronx, NY.

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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