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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/31/2012

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID #243001, the Positive Chemical site, may be deleted from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located at 250 Meredith Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Submit comments no later than December 2, 2012 online at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send to Jonathan Greco, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 12th Fl, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9694.

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Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Board of Standard and Appeals (NYC BSA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 933-943 Madison Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of a variance (§72-21) to permit the construction of an enlargement to the existing buildings, which would contain Use Group 6 retail and Use Group 2 residential use, and require modification of various bulk and supplementary use regulations in the C5-1(MP), R8B zoning district. The project is located at 933-943 Madison Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Ronald L Rizzotti, NYC BSA, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006, Phone: 212-788-8781, E-mail: rrizzotti@bsa.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Board of Standard and Appeals (NYC BSA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SoulCycle will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a NYC BSA Special Permit pursuant to ZR Section 73-36 to allow the operation of a physical culture establishment (health club) on a portion of the first floor of a twenty two story, mixed-use building located in a C1-8X zoning district. The subject building is an individual landmark (historic Barbizon Hotel) designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The project is located at 140 East 63rd Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Rory Levy , NYC BSA, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006, Phone: 212-788-8749, E-mail: rlevy@bsa.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Board of Standard and Appeals (NYC BSA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blink Fitness will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a NYC BSA Special Permit pursuant to ZR Section 73-36 to allow the operation of a physical culture establishment (health club), on a portion of the cellar level and first floor of a 12 story mixed-use commercial/manufacturing/residential building located in a M1-5B zoning district within the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission-designated NoHo Historic District. The project is located at 384 Lafayette Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Rory Levy , NYC BSA, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006, Phone: 212-788-8749, E-mail: rlevy@bsa.nyc.gov.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 209-231 McGuinness Boulevard 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 the applicant, McGuinness Realty, for a zoning map and zoning text amendments. The proposed actions would rezone a portion of Block 2576 from M1-1 to R7A with a C2-4 overlay along McGuinness Boulevard. The proposed actions include a text amendment, which would extend an adjacent Inclusionary Housing designated area to apply the Inclusionary Housing program to the proposed rezoning area.

The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop Lots 20 and 23, with an eight story 155,000 square foot mixed-use building, containing 141 dwelling units, of which 40 would be affordable pursuant to the Inclusionary Housing Program, and approximately 23,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. In addition to the mixed-use building, there would be an approximately 48,000 square foot, 91 car sub-grade garage, which would be accessed via a 25 foot curb cut at the southern end of the development.

The affected area is currently zoned M1-1, which permits industrial and commercial uses to an FAR of 1.0 and some community facility uses to an FAR of 2.4. New residential development is not permitted. In M1-1 districts, buildings may rise to 30 feet at the street, above which they are controlled by a sky-exposure plane after a required setback.

The proposed R7A district with the Inclusionary Housing program would permit residential uses to an FAR of 3.45. With an inclusionary housing bonus, the maximum FAR may be increased to 4.6 with the provision of affordable housing. Buildings would be permitted to a height of 65 feet at the street, and 80 feet after a setback and contextual street-wall lineup provisions would apply. The C2-4 overlay permits a maximum FAR of 2.0 for commercial uses.

The project is located on a block bounded by McGuinness Boulevard to the west, Eckford Street to the east, Calyer Street to the south and Greenpoint Avenue to the north in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 1, New York.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration prepare a Phase II Environmental Assessment Statement (ESA), hazardous materials sampling protocol and health and safety plans, which would be submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC 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 NYC DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plans.

Contact: Celeste Evans, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3321, Email: c_evans@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The Hudson River Park Trust, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pier 57 Redevelopment Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be determined. The Draft EIS is available from the Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014 and on line at: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Young Woo and Associates, through the entity Hudson Eagle LLC (Hudson Eagle) to redevelop the Pier 57 site with retail, restaurant, and other commercial uses; a marina; and educational and cultural and public open spaces uses. Integral to the proposed project is the repair and rehabilitation of Pier 57's historic pier structure, including its caissons. The project is located at Pier 57, West Street at West 15th Street in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Noreen Doyle, Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014, Phone: (212) 627-2020 ext. 8756, E-mail: ndoyle@hrpt.ny.gov


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