ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/13/2012
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID # 243022, the Con Ed Arthur Kill Station, Water Front site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located at 4401 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY. Submit comments no later than July 16, 2012 online at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to: Mandy Yau, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 41-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4897, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commissioner, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bedford Stuyvesant North Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning for a zoning text amendment to the New York City Zoning Resolution to modify off-street parking regulations in the Special Downtown Brooklyn District, in Brooklyn Community District 2. The proposed amendment would reduce parking requirements for new market-rate housing, remove parking requirements for affordable, and provide more options for the use of accessory garages, the location of off-street parking and the construction of public parking garages in Downtown Brooklyn.
There are three main sets of changes to the parking regulations in Downtown Brooklyn:
1. Reduce the market rate residential accessory parking requirement for new buildings from 40% to 20% of a residential building's units. This will match the residential parking requirements to actual residents' use of parking.
2. Allow the waiving of parking requirements for affordable housing units. The ability to waive the parking requirements will both reduce the costs of building affordable housing in Downtown Brooklyn, and can provide an incentive to developers who see a market for mixed-income housing in Downtown Brooklyn.
3. Provide additional opportunities for public parking.
Together these changes are intended to create a more flexible and efficient set of off-street parking regulations that will include minimum standards appropriate to the needs of Downtown Brooklyn's residents, but will also provide flexibility to allow the market to provide parking as Downtown Brooklyn grows and changes over time.
In order to assess the impacts associated with the proposed action, a Reasonable Worst Case Development Scenario was established. Eight projected development sites were identified as most likely to be developed in the future with the proposed action. It is anticipated that the eight projected development sites would be developed with a total of 2,383 dwelling units, 292 of which would be affordable, 238,137 square feet of commercial space, 65,925 square feet of community facility space, 419 accessory parking spaces and 446 public parking spaces. In the future without the proposed action, these eight sites would be developed with a total of 2,383 dwelling units, 278 of which would be affordable, 238,137 square feet of commercial space, and 65,925 square feet of community facility space. Additionally, 955 accessory parking spaces would be provided. Therefore, the proposed action would result in a net increase of 14 dwelling units and 446 public parking spaces and a net decrease of 536 accessory parking spaces. Additionally, 22 potential development sites were identified as less likely to be developed in the future with the proposed action. The analysis year is 2022.
The proposed actions would not induce new development, change land uses or building form or introduce new sensitive receptors. Therefore, the existing (E) designations on Sites A, B, C and G for hazardous materials, air quality and noise are appropriate and do not require modification.
The proposed action would affect the Special Downtown Brooklyn District, save the Atlantic Avenue and R6B subdistricts, which is generally bounded by Clinton and Court Street to the West, Tillary and Prince Street to the North, Ashland and South Elliot Place to the East and Atlantic Avenue to the South, in Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Community District 2, New York.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: email@example.com.
Conditioned Negative Declaration
Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1500 Pelham Parkway Charter School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.
The action involves a proposal by Inwood Opportunity, LLC, in response to the Charter Facilities Matching Grant Program offered by the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) and New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA), to obtain capital funding from the NYC DOE for the development of a new charter school facility in the Pelham Gardens/Morris Park section of the Bronx. The proposed facility would provide approximately 972 seats for kindergarten through eighth grade students. The project is located at 1500 Pelham Parkway South, on the western end of the block bounded by Pelham Parkway South, Eastchester Road, Rhinelander Avenue, and Stillwell Avenue in the Bronx, New York.
The conditions are:
1. The Applicant will continue to consult with NYC SCA and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) as the design of the proposed project advances regarding any proposed improvements or construction activities in the portion of the site that was identified as archaeologically sensitive in the Phase 1A Study. Based on the final design of the project improvements, Inwood Opportunity, LLC shall, as required by the NYC SCA and NYS OPRHP, undertake appropriate measures (such as the completion of Phase 1B archaeological field testing) to avoid significant adverse impacts to archaeological resources as a result of project-related construction activities.
2. Inwood Opportunity, LLC shall petition the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) prior to the completion of construction and full occupancy of the project to implement signal timing modifications such that the new school facility will not result in a significant adverse impact to local traffic conditions.
3. Inwood Opportunity, LLC shall design the proposed on-site playground such that its boundary is no closer to the charter school building than ten (10) feet in order to avoid the potential for significant playground noise impacts to interior classroom spaces.
Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 472-8220.