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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/9/2011

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Phased Redevelopment of Governors Island. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on November 21, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until December 2, 2011. The Draft GEIS is available from the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14 Floor, New York, NY 10007 and on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/oec.

The action involves a proposal by the Trust for Governors Island to create a vibrant, mixed-use destination based on a plan that would be implemented over a number of years, with future development and tenancy of the Island dependent on financing. Governors Island is located in New York Harbor and the northern portion of the Island is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and is a designated New York City Historic District. This portion of the Island also contains the Governors Island National Monument. The project site is the entire Island except for the National Monument portion. The initial phase includes the improvement of existing space, the creation of new, publicly accessible spaces, repair and replacement of existing seawall with the consolidation and upgrade of stormwater outfalls, and the provision of a new potable water supply to the Island. The Build Year for this phase is 2013. This requires the discretionary approval of funding. Later phases of the project include additional open space projects, tenancies in historic buildings, and new development. The later phases would occur over time as plans are developed and refined and funding is obtained. The full project is assumed to be complete by 2030 and would be in conformance with the Island's current land use and historic resource covenants contained in the transfer deed from the federal government. The project is located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Robert R. Kulikowski, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, 253 Broadway, 14 Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 788-2937, E-mail: rkulikowski@cityhall.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Saint Vincents Campus Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, City Planning Department, 22 Reade Street, NY, NY 10025. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 12, 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 DEIS/FEIS is available at the following publicly accessible web site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The Draft EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed East Site project and the Center for Comprehensive Care (proposed projects). The proposed projects would be developed independently of each other, the proposed East Site project by RSV, LLC and the Center for Comprehensive Care by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJ). They would also be subject to different approval processes. To develop the East Site project, a number of land use approvals are needed from the New York City Planning Commission (NYC CPC). No City land use approvals are needed for the Center for Comprehensive Care, but it is subject to New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) approval.

The applicant for the East Site is seeking from the NYC CPC zoning map and zoning text amendments as well as special permits for a large-scale general development project (LSGD). The proposed zoning map action would rezone the block between West 11th and 12th Streets east of Seventh Avenue from C2-6 to C6-2 for the portion within 100 feet of Seventh Avenue and rezone the adjacent midblock portion from R6 and C1-6 to R8. The zoning text amendments would permit the floor area ratio available for certain LSGDs within Manhattan Community District 2 to be used without regard to height factor or open space ratio requirements and allow for a reduction in open space requirements for appropriate open space with superior landscaping. The applicant for the East Site is also requesting special permits under ZR Sections 74-743, 74-744, and 13-561 to waive certain bulk and open space requirements for their LSGD and to permit an accessory parking garage on their site.

The proposed Center for Comprehensive Care is consistent with current zoning and will not require approvals from the NYC CPC. A Certificate of Need (CON) approval is required from the NYS DOH for the Center for Comprehensive Care. A CON application has been filed by NSLIJ. There will be review of the Center for Comprehensive Care by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP).

The projects sites encompasses one block and two partial blocks on either side of Seventh Avenue between West 13th Street and West 11th Street in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York (i.e., the former campus of Saint Vincent's Hospital Manhattan) and is wholly within the Greenwich Village Historic District.

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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