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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/12/2012

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Maple Lanes Views 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 applicant, Fairmont Lanes, LLC, is proposing a zoning map amendment to rezone a property from M1-1 to R6A. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop twenty-five, four-story and cellar residential townhouses and a community facility building. The 183,498 square foot (sf) development would contain 112 dwelling units and a 7,600 sf synagogue. 56 below-grade accessory parking spaces would be provided.

The rezoning area is currently occupied by the Maple Lanes bowling alley and is zoned M1-1. M1-1 districts permit Use Groups 4-14, and 16-17, which include light manufacturing and industrial uses with a FAR of 1.0 and an FAR of 2.4 for community facility uses. Residential uses are not permitted. Maximum building height is determined by a sky exposure plane, which begins at a height of 30 feet above the street line. Off-street parking requirements vary with the use.

The proposed rezoning would establish an R6A district on Block 5516, Lot 34. R6A districts allow all housing types and have a maximum FAR of 3.00. The maximum base and building height is 60 and 70 feet, respectively. After the base height, the building must set back by at least 10 feet on a wide street and 15 feet on a narrow street before rising to its maximum height. Off-street parking is required for 50% of the total dwelling units.

The affected lot for this project has an area of 72,704 square feet (sf) with a maximum allowable FAR of 1.0. The proposed rezoning would increase the allowable FAR to 3.0, thereby allowing a maximum Floor Area of 218,112 sf. In order to analyze the potential effects of the full available buildable square footage that could be constructed as a result of the proposed action, a development consisting of 182 dwelling units and 91 below-grade accessory parking spaces was analyzed for environmental purposes. Absent the proposed action, the current use would remain. The build year is 2014.

The project is located at 1560 60th Street (Block 5516, Lot 34) and is bounded by 16th Avenue, 60th and 61st Streets and the Long Island Railroad Bay Ridge Division Line right-of-way in the Borough Park/Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 12.

The conditions are: The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a Phase II Environmental Assessment Statement (ESA), hazardous materials sampling protocol and health and safety plans, which would be submitted to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocols and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plans.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, AICP, NYC Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E City, State, Zip: New York, NY 10007; Phone: (212) 720-3420; Fax: (212) 720-3495 Email: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov

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