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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/3/2013

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 365 Jay Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request by the project sponsor, Jay Street HQ Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) for construction funding from NYC HPD in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of an 18 unit residential building located at 365 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, Community District 2, New York. NYC HPD received disposition authority for the property in March 2011 and is now proposing to convey the property in connection with the loan closing. NYC HPD's construction loan would facilitate the moderate rehabilitation of the building, with no changes to the existing floor plans or overall floor area of the building.

The existing building at 365 Jay Street is the site of the former Brooklyn headquarters of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), and is listed as a New York City Landmark and also listed on the State and National Register (S/NR) of Historic Places. Based on the review of the proposed project by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) and the National Park Service, no further action is required and the rehabilitation can proceed as proposed. Furthermore, pursuant to Section 25-306 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and in order to ensure that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse impacts to a New York City Landmark, the project sponsor is required to perform all rehabilitation activities in accordance with Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) issued permits.

Contact: Patrick S. Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 9I-6, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 963-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.


Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 211 West 147th Street HDFC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by NYC HPD, on behalf of the project sponsor, 211 West 147th Street HDFC, for the disposition of City owned property and designation of the project site (211 West 147th Street) as an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP). In addition, the project sponsor is requesting construction financing from NYC HPD to facilitate the rehabilitation of the 5 story, 15 unit residential building on the site. Under the proposed actions, substantial exterior and interior rehabilitation would occur and some units would be combined resulting in a total of 12 units of affordable housing.

The proposed project is located within the State and National Register listed West 147th - 149th Streets Historic District and is therefore considered a Type I action under SEQRA. The proposed rehabilitation work is intended to address deteriorated conditions in the building and restore the building's facade to its original condition. No construction related impacts to neighboring properties are anticipated as no ground disturbance or changes to the building's overall floor area, height, or footprint are proposed. For all the reasons discussed above, the proposed project would not result in significant adverse impacts to historic resources.

In the event that any State or Federal funding is sought in connection with the proposed project, consultation with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 would be required prior to the release of funds and commencement of any construction activity at the site.

The project is located at 211 West 147th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Patrick S. Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 9I-6, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 963-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.





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