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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/7/2011

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

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

The action involves the 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 rezoning area is located in the Crotona Park East and West Farms neighborhoods of the Bronx. 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 New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) would establish the Inclusionary Housing program within the proposed rezoning area and grant the New York City Planning Commission (NYC PC) the authority, for LSGDs located in Bronx Community District 3, to exclude portions of buildings containing enclosed accessory parking from 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 on Blocks 3013 and 3014. In addition, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) is proposing the disposition of a City-owned property to facilitate the development of a portion of the LSGD.

Significant adverse impacts were identified with regard to community facilities and services (related exclusively to elementary schools), open space, historic and cultural resources (related exclusively to archaeological resources), transportation (related exclusively to traffic), and construction (related to construction era traffic and noise). Mitigation measures have been identified that would fully mitigate the significant adverse impact to elementary schools, but they would not completely mitigate the impacts to open space, archaeological resources, traffic, or construction traffic and noise.

The project encompasses 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 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, NYC Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.


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