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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/3/2011

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1 Peck Slip New Primary School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) on behalf ot the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) for the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding and construction of a new, approximately 476 seat primary school facility in Community School District (CSD) 2. Acquisition, design, and construction of the proposed school facility would be conducted pursuant to NYC DOE's Five-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2014.

The project site is an approximately 18,000 square foot (0.41 acre) lot that is owned by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and which is developed with a four story, approximately 70,800 square foot post office facility that contains retail and mail delivery operations. The zoning is C6-2A; community facility uses such as schools are permitted as-of-right.

The proposed project is intended to provide additional permanent public school capacity that would alleviate current overcrowding in CSD 2. According to the NYC DOE school utilization profile for 2009-2010, primary schools in CSD 2 are operating at 91 percent capacity. There are three existing primary school facilities in close proximity to the project site. P.S 1, located at 8 Henry Street, approximately 0.34 mile from the proposed site, is operating at 63 percent capacity. P.S 124, located at 40 Division Street, approximately 0.54 mile from the proposed site, is operating at 98 percent capacity. P.S 126, located at 80 Catherine Street, approximately 0.33 mile from the proposed site, is operating at 84 percent capacity.

Under the proposed project, the NYC SCA would construct a new, approximately 476 seat primary school facility that would accommodate children in pre-kindergarten through grade five. The proposed school facility would be approximately four stories in height. It would consist of general and special education classrooms, science laboratories, administrative and support space, a medical suite, a library, a cafeteria and kitchen facilities, a combined gymnasium and assembly space, an exercise room, common areas, custodial facilities, and storage areas. In addition, the building would include a 2,200 square foot retail post office space on the ground floor. Construction activities would begin in 2012, with student occupancy of the facility expected to begin in 2015.

The project is located at 1 Peck Slip between Pearl Street and Water Street in the South Street Seaport neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Michael Cona, NYC SCA, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 472-8985, E-mail: mcona@nycsca.org.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed I.S. 311, Queens New lntermediate School Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) proposes the site selection, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new, approximately 785 seat intermediate school facility and associated schoolyards in the Corona section of Queens. Construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to New York City Department of Education's (NYC DOE) Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2014. The project is located at 97-36 43rd Avenue in Queens, New York.

Contact: Chris Persheff, NYC SCA, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 472-8228, E-mail: cpersheff@nycsca.org.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed P.S./I.S. 314, Queens New Primary/lntermediate School Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) for the acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new, approximately 757-seat primary/intermediate school facility in Jamaica, Queens. The proposed facility would serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Acquisition, design and construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to New York City Department of Education's (NYC DOE) Five-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2014. The project is located at 88-08 164th Street in Queens, New York.

Contact: Chris Persheff, NYC SCA, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 472-8228, E-mail: cpersheff@nycsca.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Richmond County New Primary School Facility. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the P.S. 56, 250 Kramer Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 2, 2011. The Draft EIS is available from the New York City School Construction Authority, Legal Department, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 and on line at: http://www.nycsca.org.

The action involves the construction of a new, approximately 444 seat primary school facility. The site currently contains a privately owned house located at 640 Bloomingdale Road and a large City-owned, vacant, heavily wooded lot under the control of the New York City Department of Education. The project is located on the block bounded by Crabtree Avenue, Woodrow Road, Trina Lane, and Bloomingdale Road in the Borough of Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Tami Rachelson, NYC SCA, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 472-8229, E-mail: trachelson@nycsca.org.




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