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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/11/2013

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 845 Grand Development LLC for a site known as the Former Bennett Trucking Corp., site ID #C224181. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Kings, and is located at 845 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than October 11, 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: Larry Alden, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail: ljalden@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City Point - Downtown Brooklyn will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of Phases 2 and 3 of the mixed-use City Point project in Downtown Brooklyn. Phase 2 would include approximately 1.3 million square feet of residential (including affordable housing), retail, and office uses; and Phase 3 would include be an approximately 586,000 square foot tower with retail, residential, and possibly office or hotel uses. Phases 2 and 3 of the City Point project are expected to be completed in 2016 and 2019, respectively. The proposed project is seeking bond financing to develop the proposed affordable housing in Phase 2's Tower 1, and mayoral overrides of several Zoning Resolution requirements, specifically for accessory parking requirements for Phases 2 and 3 of the development, and for street wall, height, setback, and ground floor use requirements for Phase 2. The project is located at 1 DeKalb Avenue, 445 Gold Street and 336 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Wesley O'Brien, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-2932, E-mail: wobrien@cityhall.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping (Corrected Notice)

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan - Replacement Nursing Facility Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the Draft Scoping Document will be accepted for a period of ten calendar days following the close of the Public Scoping Meeting. A public scoping session will be held on September 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 163, 163 West 97th Street, New York, NY 10025. The action involves the NYS DOH's approval of a construction application filed pursuant to Section 2802 of the Public Health Law (PHL) that would consist of Jewish Home Lifecare (JHL), Manhattan's plan to rebuild its Manhattan Division, currently located at 120 West 106th Street. The Proposed Project would result in the construction of a new 414 bed skilled nursing facility in a single newly constructed building on the Project Site with private and semi private rooms, replacing the 514 existing, mostly semi private beds currently located in several older buildings in JHL, Manhattan's existing nursing facility. This would represent a reduction in the NYS DOH certified bed complement of 100 beds. The Proposed Project would redevelop an existing, approximately 31,804 square foot, 88 space surface accessory parking lot located on the project site with a new, 20 story (plus cellar floor), approximately 376,000 gross square foot building. The project is located at 125 West 97th Street, in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Charles P. Abel, NYS DOH, Corning Tower, Room 1805, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Phone: (518) 402-0967, E-mail: dhfpdivoffice@health.state.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Charleston Mixed-Use Development. The Final EIS is available on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oec/html/ceqr/13dme001r.shtml.

The action involves the development of an approximately 66 acre parcel, located in Charleston, Staten Island, with parkland, retail, residential, and community facility uses and the mapping and construction of new public streets. In addition, the project would map as parkland an existing approximately 20 acre Conservation Area, located adjacent to the project site, and would map adjacent privately-owned streets. The overall proposed project is referred to as the Charleston Mixed-Use Development and collectively will encompass approximately 93 acres to be completed by 2020. The project is located in an area bounded by Veterans Road West (east and south), Arthur Kill Road (west) and Englewood Avenue (north) in Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Robert Holbrook, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3706, E-mail: rholbrook@nycedc.com.


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed St. George Waterfront Redevelopment. The Final EIS is available on line at: http://www.nycedc.com/project/st-george-waterfront.

The action involves the simultaneous development of two sites along the St. George Waterfront. The North site would be would be developed with the New York Observation Wheel with complementing uses, and parking. The South site would be developed with Retail Development, including a hotel and parking. These projects require multiple ministerial and discretionary actions to implement, including tax lot subdivisions, adoption of a text amendment modifying the Special St. George District, a zoning map amendment to reflect the extension of the Special St. George District, new special permits to establish development requirements in the new subdistrict that will also modify previous special permits for the Stadium, approval by the Public Design Commission, long-term lease and development agreements, and other local and state approvals as necessary. The project is located in Staten Island, Community Board 1, New York.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3703, E-mail: hadasko@nycedc.com.


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