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ENB - Region 2 Notices 05/26/2010

Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 79 Howard Avenue-Casa Belvedere will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Gina Rammairone Biancardi, who is seeking an authorization pursuant to the Zoning Resolution (Z.R.) Section 119-312 to allow a community facility use and group parking facility with 30 or more cars within the Special Hillsides Preservation District. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to convert an existing single-family residence known as the Stirn House, a designated NYC landmark, and its carriage house into a Use Group 4 community facilty with 35 accessory parking spaces. The applicant intends to operate the facility as the Casa Belvedere Italian Cultural Institution.

The subject site consists of two tax lots comprising a single zoning lot. Lot 1, is occupied by the Louis A. and Laura Stirn House, a designated New York City landmark. The only physical changes proposed for this structure are the installation of a handicapped access ramp at the front of the building, an external stair tower at the rear of the property, and the creation of new accessory parking spaces to accommodate 35 cars. The other affected lot, which is not part of the landmark site, contains a garage/maid's quarters, which would be converted into office space for the cultural institution.

The analysis year for the proposed action is 2012.

The project site is located at 79 Howard Avenue in the Grymes Hill section of Staten Island Community District 1 within the Special Hillside Preservation District, 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.


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Camelot Counseling Center Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an authorization by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) for the funding of the construction of Camelot Counseling Center Project. The project will involve the renovation and conversion of an existing 19,935 gross square foot building from an outpatient mental health facility to a 45 bed residential substance abuse facilty for adolescent boys. The project is located on the campus of the Seaview Hospital in the borough of Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Stanley Karamanol or Jeff Emad, NYS OASAS, 1450 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203-3526, E-mail: jeffemad@oasas.state.ny.us.


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