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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/03/2010

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Ladera, LLC for a site known as the Former Shell Service Station and Parking Garage, site ID #C231067. This site is located in the City of Harlem, within the County of New York, and is located at 223-237 St. Nicholas Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than December 2, 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 Headquarters, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5407


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New School University Center Project (The New School 2010 Financing) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves DASNY's authorization of the issuance of tax-exempt, fixed- and/or variable-rate Dormitory Authority obligations in an amount not to exceed $350 million on behalf of The New School. The proceeds of the tax-exempt bond issuance would be used, in part, to finance the proposed project, which would involve the construction of an as-of-right, approximately 16 story (plus mechanical floor), 365,000 gross square foot academic building containing approximately 206,000 gross square foot (seven floors) of academic space, approximately 9,000 gross square foot of street level retail space, and a 608 bed dormitory.

The proposed project would create a contemporary centerpiece for The New School's urban campus. In addition to providing new and improved academic spaces and amenities to meet its growing enrollment, the proposed project would promote collaboration across disciplines by bringing elements of The New School closer together. The proposed University Center would include design studios, specialty studios, classrooms, faculty offices, laboratory space, assembly space, and food services, establishing a hub of academic resources and co-curricular activity in the heart of its campus. The building would also include a 608 bed residence that would accommodate students to be relocated from a 432 bed, leased student residence off campus, as well as from increasing enrollment. The project is located at 65 Fifth Avenue in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Sara E. Stein, DASNY - Office of Environmental Affairs, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 273-5092, Fax: (212) 273-5121, E-mail: sstein@dasny.org.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carroll Street Rezoning 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 a proposal by the applicant, Center for Negative Thinking, for a zoning map amendment from M1-1 to R6B in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a four story plus penthouse, 17,000 square foot building containing eight duplex dwelling units on the project site. In addition, the proposed action would allow residential uses as-of-right on the adjacent property. The property, a five story structure which is not owned by the applicant, was previously granted a BSA variance permitting residential uses on floors two through five only. The project is located in the Columbia Street Waterfront District neighborhood of Community District 6, Brooklyn, New York.

The conditions are: The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to ensure that a detailed Phase II testing would occur, and hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan would be prepared, and is binding upon the property's successors and assigns. The declaration serves as a mechanism to assure the potential for hazardous material contamination that may exist in the subsurface soils and groundwater on the project site would be characterized prior to any site disturbance (i.e., site grading, excavation, demolition, or building construction). The restrictive declaration was executed on June 8, 2010 and submitted for recording on June 23, 2010. Pursuant to a letter from New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) dated July 14, 2010, NYC DEP is in receipt of a signed copy of a NYC DEP approved restrictive declaration with proof of recording for the site.

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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