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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/13/2011

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Crotona Park East/West Farms Rezoning and Related Actions. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, City Planning Department, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10025. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 8, 2011. Copies of the Draft EIS may be obtained from Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423; or from Robert Kulikowski, Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-9956. The online version of the Draft EIS is available at the NYC Department of City Planning's website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves zoning map and zoning text amendments proposed by the project applicant, Industco Holdings, LLC, as well as special permits for a large scale general development project (LSGD) and the disposition of a City owned property. The proposed rezoning area is currently zoned primarily as an M1-1 manufacturing district with a small R7-1 residential district, a portion of which is mapped with a C2-4 commercial overlay, lying north of the Cross Bronx Expressway. The proposed zoning map amendment would rezone the area to a mix of R6A, R7A, R7X, and R8X residential districts with selected C2-4 commercial overlays. An amendment to the text of the NYC Zoning Resolution (ZR) would establish the Inclusionary Housing program within the proposed rezoning area and grant the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) the authority, for LSGDs located in Bronx Community District 3, to exclude portions of buildings containing enclosed accessory parking from the calculation of lot coverage. Also part of the proposed action is a request for special permits under ZR Sections 74-743, 74-744 and 74-745 to provide bulk and other waivers for an LSGD to be developed on sites controlled by the applicant. In addition to these approvals, the Proposed Action also involves an application by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) for the disposition of a City owned property to facilitate the development of a portion of the LSGD.

The project is located on 11 blocks in the Crotona Park East and West Farms neighborhoods of the Bronx, New York that lie along the strip of land midway between Longfellow Avenue and Boone Avenue on the west to West Farms Road on the east, between Freeman Street on the south, and Boston Post Road on the north.

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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