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ENB - Region 2 Notices 12/26/2012

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from LGA Hospitality, LLC for a site known as the LGA Hotel, site ID #C241142. This site is located in East Elmhurst, within the County of Queens, and is located at 112-24 Astoria Boulevard 11369. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than January 27, 2013. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to Michael MacCabe, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9687, E-mail: mdmaccab@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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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 Development Project in Hudson River Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the City of New York Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, in Lower Manhattan. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 4, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from the Hudson River Park Trust Office, Pier 40, Suite 201, 353 West Street, New York, New York between the hours of 9:00 and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, public holidays excepted and online: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org.

The action involves a proposal for the redevelopment, reuse and enlargement of the historic Pier 57 structure including the headhouse and adjacent site as a world-class commercial, cultural, educational and public space destination with 428,000 gross square feet of retail, restaurant, other commercial, and educational and cultural uses; 110,000 gross square feet of public open space; a 141 slip marina; and an approximately 75 space accessory parking garage. As more particularly described in the Draft EIS and Land Use Review Application, the project would require discretionary approvals from the Hudson River Park Trust, New York City Planning, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and possibly other agencies, including the New York State Department of Transportation. With regard to New York City Planning approvals, the following actions are required for the project: (1) Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning of the project site from an M2-3 District to an M1-5 District; (2) Special Permit pursuant to (a) Section 62-834(b) - to modify the use regulations of Sections 62-241 (Uses on existing piers and platforms), the waterfront yard regulations of Section 62-332 (Rear yards and waterfront yards) and the height and setback requirements of Section 62-342 (Developments on piers); and (b) Section 62-834(c) - to modify the waterfront public access requirements of Section 62-57 (Requirements for Supplemental Public Access Areas) and the visual corridor requirements of Section 62-513 (Permitted obstructions in visual corridors); (3) Special Permit pursuant to Section 74-922 - to modify the use regulations of Section 32-10 (Uses Permitted As-of-Right) to allow large retail establishments with no limitation on floor area per establishment; (4) Special Permit pursuant to Section 13-561 - to allow an enclosed accessory parking garage with a maximum capacity of 74 spaces in a portion of the cellar level; and (5) Certification by the Chairperson of the New York City Planning Commission to the New York City Department of Buildings or Department of Business Services, as applicable, pursuant to Section 62-811 that a site plan has been submitted showing compliance, as modified by the special permits, with the provisions of Section 62-50 (General Requirements for Visual Corridors and Waterfront Public Access Areas) and 62-60 (Design Requirements for Waterfront Public Access Areas).

The project is located in Manhattan, New York on the west side of the Miller Highway (Route 9A) between West 14th Street and West 16th Street.

Contact: Noreen Doyle, Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 40, 2nd Floor, 353 West Street. New York, NY 10014, Phone: (212) 627 2020, E-mail: Pier57comments@hrpt.ny.gov.

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