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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/24/2013

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Long Island University Athletic Field Expansion 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, Long Island University (LIU), for a zoning map amendment to the New York City Map involving the narrowing, by elimination, discontinuance and closing of Willoughby Street between Fleet Street and Ashland Place, and of Ashland Place between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, a change of the treatment lines in Fleet Street between Willoughby Street and Flatbush Avenue, and the delineation of public access easements, including the authorization of an acquisition or disposition of real property. The proposed action would facilitate an approximately 5,140 gross square feet expansion and reconfiguration of LIU's outdoor athletic field, which includes an approximately 5,000 gross square foot building containing accessory services to the athletic field, such as concessions, restrooms, bleacher seats and dugouts. The project site is located at 153 Ashland Place at the northeast corner of LIU's campus, which occupies a large block bounded by Willoughby Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Flatbush Avenue and Fleet Street to the west in downtown Brooklyn in Community District 2, New York.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees to submit a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and associated Construction Health and Safety Plan (CHASP) to New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) for review and approval prior to construction as per the letter from the NYC DEP dated January 30, 2013.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Midtown Rezoning and Related Actions. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 19, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423; Robert Kulikowski, Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-9956 and on line at:http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves a request by the applicant, New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), for zoning map and zoning text amendments, and a potential change to the New York City Map affecting an approximately 70 block area within East Midtown, in Manhattan Community Districts 5 and 6, New York. The rezoning area is generally bounded by East 39th Street to the south, East 57th Street to the north, Second and Third Avenues to the east and a line 150 feet east of Fifth Avenue to the west. Since the issuance of the Draft EIS, NYC DCP has proposed a modification to the proposed text amendment, pursuant to ULURP No. 130247(A) ZRM. The modification to the proposed text amendment will be fully analyzed as an alternative in the Final EIS. A preliminary screening indicates that development under the proposed text amendment would not have the potential to result in new or significant adverse impacts.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.

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