ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/9/2011
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 145 West, LLC for a site known as the Huxley Envelope Industrial Site, site ID #C224147. This site is located in the Greenpoint section, within the County of Kings, and is located at 155 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than April 8, 2011. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Robert Cozzy, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9768, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sunnyside Woodside Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed actions includes four components:
1. A Zoning Map amendment to change all or portions of approximately 130 blocks currently zoned R4, R5, R6, R7-1, C4-2, C8-1 and M1-1 to R4, R4-1, R5B, R5D, R6A, R7A, R7X, and C4-5X to reinforce established development patterns. This action would result in a modest increase in residential and commercial density.
2. A Zoning Map amendment to update commercial overlay districts in the rezoning area by reducing overlay depth or eliminating overlays where only residential uses exist and establishing new C1-3 and C1-4 overlay districts to reflect existing commercial use patterns.
3. A text amendment to Appendix F of the NYC Zoning Resolution (ZR) to make the Inclusionary Housing Program applicable in R7X and C4-5X districts proposed to be mapped on Queens Boulevard.
4. A text amendment to ZR Sections 14-41 and 14-43 of the NYC Zoning Resolution (ZR) to make small sidewalk cafes permissible on Queens Boulevard and allow only small sidewalk cafés on Skillman Avenue.
Zoning updates for Sunnyside and Woodside would provide opportunities to channel new growth to appropriate locations near wide streets and transit, while more closely reflecting established built contexts and land use patterns that define portions of these neighborhoods. This rezoning effort would complement contextual zoning changes adopted in 2006 as part of the Maspeth-Woodside rezoning and the revised zoning regulations that were updated in 2009 for the Special Planned Community Preservation District that regulate development in Sunnyside Gardens. The related zoning text amendment would extend the existing inclusionary housing district on Queens Boulevard, established as part of the Maspeth-Woodside rezoning, west into Sunnyside and would also allow for only small sidewalk cafés operating along portions of Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue.
The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) is proposing zoning map and text amendments (collectively referred to as the "proposed actions") affecting all or portions of approximately 130 blocks and 2,800 lots, roughly bounded by the Sunnyside Rail Yard, 37th Avenue, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the NY Connecting Railroad, 72nd Street, Woodside, Roosevelt and 48th Avenues, and 39th Street in the Beechhurst neighborhood of Queens, Community District 7, 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.
Conditioned Negative Declaration
Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woodrow Village 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, Woodrow Plaza LLC, for a Zoning Map Change from R3X to a R3X/C2-2 overlay, a Zoning Text Map Change (Removal of Designated Open Space in the SSRDD), Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD) authorizations pursuant to 107-64 Authorization for Removal of Trees, 107-65 on Block 6145, Lots 13 and 16 (collectively referred to as the southern zoning lot, or Lot B); Authorization for Modification of Topography, and 107-68 Authorization for Modification of Size and Access of Accessory Group Parking, as well as an SSRDD certification pursuant to 107-22 Development Containing Designated Open Space on Block 6145, Lots 40 and 300 (collectively referred to as the northern zoning lot or Lot A). The proposed action consists of separate ULURP applications for Lot A (Block 6145, Lots 40 and 300) and for Lot B (Block 6145, Lots 13 and 16) These actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct two commercial buildings with a combined floor area of 37,200 square feet adjacent to an existing 53,066 square foot neighborhood shopping cente. The project is located on Block 6145, Lots 13, 16, 40, and 300 in the Woodrow section of Staten Island, Community District 3, New York.
The conditions are:
1. The applicant has entered into a Restrictive Declaration, recorded on May 6, 2009, which governs development of Lots 13 and 16 of the project site. The Restrictive Declaration requires that prior to development, a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) approved protocol of sampling, testing, and, if necessary, remediation, be implemented that would avoid the potential for significant adverse hazardous materials impacts. Development on Lots 40 and 300 will be governed by the New York City Planning Commission Authorizations, which will in part stipulate that certain activities are performed, as deemed necessary by NYC DEP, including: (1) an ASTM-compliant Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and a hazardous materials sampling protocol (Sampling Protocol), including an investigative Health and Safety Plan (HASP); (2) pursuant to the NYC DEP-approved Sampling Protocol, testing performed to identify any potential hazardous materials and (3) if hazardous materials are found, a RAP, including a construction HASP.
2. The applicant, Woodrow Plaza, LLC, has agreed to provide additional native trees and shrub plantings on the site plan per NYC DEP's request, to the greatest extent feasible.
3. The applicant, Woodrow Plaza, LLC, has agreed to incorporate infrastructure best management practices into the site plan, to the greatest extent feasible.
Contact: Celeste Evans, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY, 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: email@example.com.