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ENB - Region 2 Notices 4/6/2011

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from East One Thirty Eighth Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. for a site known as Borinquen Court, site ID #C203056. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, at 285 East 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than May 6, 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 Mandy Yau, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4897, E-mail: mxyau@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Brooklyn Bay Center. Copies of the Draft EIS are available for public inspection at the New York City Department of City Planning website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml. The proposal involves actions by the City Planning Commission and Council of the City of New York pursuant to Uniform Land Use Review Procedures (ULURP). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced. Advanced notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the DEIS will be requested and will be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing.

The action involves the development of an approximately 214,000 square foot, 60 foot tall commercial building (63.5 feet to the top of the parapet) currently anticipated to be a BJ's Wholesale Club, along with up to three other retail stores on the second level; a three-level public parking garage with approximately 690 parking spaces; and approximately 2.4 acres of publicly accessible waterfront open space on the project site. Development of the proposed project requires approvals from the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) and City Council for the following actions: Zoning map amendment, to change zoning on the project site from M3-1 to M1-1; Special permit pursuant to New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) §74-922 to permit certain large retail establishments greater than 10,000 square feet; Special permit pursuant to ZR §62-836 to modify bulk regulations on a waterfront block; Special permit pursuant to ZR §74-744(c) to permit modification of signage regulations in General Large-Scale Developments; Special permit pursuant to ZR §74-512 to permit a public parking garage with rooftop parking outside a high-density central area; NYCPC Authorization pursuant to ZR §62-822(a) to modify waterfront public access and visual corridors; and Chairperson certification pursuant to ZR §62-811 that the required waterfront public access and visual corridors have been provided pursuant to ZR §62-50 and 62-60. The project would also require State and Federal approvals and actions. The project is located at 1752 Shore Parkway, on the west side of the Shore Parkway South between 24th Avenue and Bay 37th Street, east of Gravesend Bay (Lower New York Bay) in Brooklyn, Community District 11, New York.

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

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