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ENB - Region 2 Notices 05/19/2010

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Culver El Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) for the Culver El project, a series of actions that includes a zoning map amendment, a zoning text amendment to establish a Special Mixed Use District (MX-12), Disposition and Urban Development Action Area Program (UDAAP) for two parcels of city-owned land, and 14 special permits for development within or over a railroad or transit right of way. The rezoning action would change the existing M2-1 and M1-2 districts of the affected area to [MX] M1-2/R6A, [MX] M1-2/R6B, C4-2A, and R5 districts with a partial C2-3 commercial overlay. Eleven of the special permits would apply to sites to be developed with affordable housing, and the remaining three would apply to sites to be used for parking areas for existing neighborhood community facilities.

Concurrent to the review of the above actions, the NYC HPD-selected developer of the City-owned parcels proposes to file a variance at the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (NYC BSA) to seek relief from two sections of the City's Zoning Resolutions governing minimum distance between windows and walls and/or lots lines and minimum required rear yards. The variances would be required to build the proposed residential development at the proposed size and density on the City-owned parcels. The units would be built under NYC HPD's New Foundations Home Ownership program.

The above actions are proposed to facilitate the development of needed residential and community uses on vacant and under-utilized parcels within the rezoning area. The proposed actions would allow existing residential uses and community facilities within the M2-1 district, to conform with the Zoning Resolution and to provide for modest expansions. Existing manufacturing businesses would be protected through the establishment of text amendment that would create a Special Mixed Use District.

The rezoning area is located in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn Community District 12, New York and is generally bounded by 36th Street on the north, 12th Avenue on the west, Old New Utrecht Road and 14th Avenue on the east and 39th Street on the south.

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

New York County (Manhattan) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Cabrini Medical Center Acquisition (2010 Financing Project) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action would involve DASNY's authorization of the issuance of an amount not to exceed $80,000,000 in tax-exempt, fixed- and/or variable-rate bonds on behalf of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the proceeds of which would be used to acquire the former Cabrini Medical Center. The project is located on the approximately 450,000 gross square foot Cabrini Medical Center campus, located at 227 East 19th Street, between East 19th and East 20th Streets and Second and Third Avenues in the borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, DASNY - Office of Environmental Affairs, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10019, Phone: (212) 273-5097, E-mail: mstanley@dasny.org.

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