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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/11/2012

Richmond County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
830 5TH Ave
New York, NY 10021 -7001

Facility:

NYC Parks-Cedar Grove Beach
Cedar Grove Avenue/Ebbitts Street
Staten Island, NY

Application ID:

2-6404-00403/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Article 34 Coastal Erosion Management
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

As part of the conversion to public park use of a former bungalow colony at Cedar Grove Beach, Staten Island, Richmond County Tax Block 4105 p/o Lot 50, and Block 4108, p/o Lot 45, located on approximately 30 acres south and west of the south end of Ebbitts Street, the applicant proposes to demolish and remove 43 structures, including 37 bungalows, five garages, and a guard house, and restore, reconstruct, and adaptively re-use seven existing structures, including five bungalows, the clubhouse, and a barn. The structures involved are variously located within areas subject to the jurisdiction of the Department under the Coastal Erosion Hazard Areas Act, the Tidal Wetlands Act, and the Freshwater Wetlands Act. Work also includes utility removal, capping and installation, tank removal, construction of a new bike path and greenway, installation of fencing, and construction of a playground. Demolition areas will be restored with native plantings including beach grass.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Based on the information provided in cultural resources survey reports for this project, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. Measures have been undertaken in consultation with OPRHP to avoid or mitigate impacts to registered or eligible resources. These agreed upon measures conclude the SHPA review.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 04, 2012.

Contact:

Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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