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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/10/2012

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Victoria Theater Redevelopment Civic and Land Use Improvement Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, 2nd floor, Art Gallery, New York, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 30, 2012. The Draft EIS is available from Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY; Harlem Community Development Corporation, 163 West 125th Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10027; Harlem Branch and Bruce George Branch of the New York Public Library and on line at: www.esd.ny.gov and www.harlemcdc.org.

The action involves the redevelopment of the historic Victoria Theater in Harlem, preserving and restoring elements of the original theater and creating an approximately 360,000 gross square foot, 26 story mixed-use facility. The Project would include an approximately 210 key select service hotel inclusive of an approximately 5,000 square foot ballroom and dining and entertainment space; approximately 229 units of rental housing, of which 50% would be affordable; an approximately 25,000 square foot cultural arts center that features a 199 seat black box theater, a 99 seat flexible performing space, as well as exhibit and rehearsal spaces; an additional 27,000 square feet of retail space; and below-grade parking. The project is located at 235 West 125th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 803-3252, E-mail: RShatz@esd.ny.gov.

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