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ENB - Region 2 Notices 2/11/2015

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Aldrich Management Co., LLC for a site known as 77-57 Vleigh Place, site ID #C241168. This site is located in the neighborhood of Flushing, within the County of Queens, and is located 77-39/63 Vleigh Place. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than March 13, 2015. 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: MD Hoque, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail: md.hoque@dec.ny.gov.

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The City of New York Department of Sanitation Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill

The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island Borough Hall, first floor conference room (Room 125), located at 10 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, NY 10301. Please use the Stuyvesant Place entrance.

The meeting will provide information on the following:

  • Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order Milestones
  • An overview of landfill closure and post-closure plans

Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and representatives of DSNY will be available to answer questions.

Contact: Phillip Gleason, DSNY, 44 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004, Phone: (212) 437-4420.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 41 Great Jones will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, 41 Great Jones Holdings, LLC, seeking a Special Permit pursuant to New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section §74-711 to modify the use regulations of ZR Section §42-00 in order to allow Use Group 2 residential uses within an existing building located in an M1-5B zoning district. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to convert a mixed-use building at 41 Great Jones Street to residential uses. The project site is located at 41 Great Jones Street within an M1-5B zoning district in the NoHo Historic District Extension in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 2, New York.

M1-5B districts are light manufacturing districts that permit offices, certain community facilities, and most retail uses; residential uses are not permitted. The building at the project site is currently occupied with a non-conforming (Use Group 6) art gallery on the cellar and ground floors; commercial offices (Use Group 6) currently occupy floors two through five. It is the applicant's intention to enlarge the building by a single story, resulting in a six-story building. In the future with the proposed action, the enlarged building would be occupied entirely with residential uses. The proposed project is expected to be completed in 2016.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pier 54 Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves HRPT's consideration of a proposed lease with Pier55, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, and an amendment to the Hudson River Park's existing General Project Plan (GPP). Both of these actions are considered a significant action under the Hudson River Park Act. In addition to HRPT's consideration of the proposed lease and GPP amendment, the project will require New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) authorization under Article 15 of the ECL Protection of Waters, and Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, as well as modifications of United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) permits under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for construction of the proposed project within the Hudson River. The proposed project would also require a modification to the 1999 waterfront certification by the chairperson of the New York City Planning Commission for Hudson River Park under waterfront zoning.

The lease contemplates that Pier 54 would be redeveloped north of its existing footprint as an approximately 2.7 acre public open park space that would also serve as cultural event space within the Park. The piles at the existing Pier 54 would be preserved and maintained as pile field habitat.

The project is located between the current Pier 54 footprint and the Pier 56 pile field to the north, within Hudson River Park at approximately West 13th Street, in Manhattan Community District 2, New York.

Contact: William Heinzen, Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 627-2020, E-mail: wheinzen@hrpt.ny.gov.


Revised Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 341 Canal Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In 2007, the prior applicant, Judo Associates, sought a special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution section 74-712 to modify use regulations in a mixed-use building to be constructed at 341 Canal Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in Manhattan Community District 2, New York. For the purposes of a conservative analysis, it was assumed that the special permit would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a seven story, 66,170 gross square foot, mixed-use containing 32 dwelling units and 23,108 gross square foot of commercial uses on the ground floor. An Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) was issued on October 24, 2007 and a Negative Declaration was issued on October 29, 2007. The special permit was approved by the New York City Planning Commission (NYC CPC) on February 13, 2008. Since 2008, the approved special permit has lapsed; the proposed building in connection with the prior approval has not yet been constructed and the property at 341 Canal Street is currently utilized as parking. The property has also changed ownership, and the applicant for the modification is 11 Greene Street, LLC (the former owner and applicant was Judo Associates).

The applicant, 11 Greene Street, LLC, is proposing a modification to the original, approved special permit. The modified application includes: recessing the windows of the building at 341 Canal Street along its Greene Street facade by approximately 1 foot 10 inches aligning the proposed building with an existing building to the north, and lowering the building's cornice line by approximately 1 foot 0 inches as requested by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC); and relocating floor area lost in adjustments made to the building per NYC LPC to fill the area of a previously approved interior airshaft. The overall size of the proposed building (total zoning floor area) is expected to remain unchanged. The proposal also involves a change to the previous analysis year from 2008 to 2016.

It was found that the modified special permit does not alter the conclusions of the Environmental Assessment Statement dated October 24, 2007, prepared in connection with the proposed project, and is thus not expected result in significant adverse impacts.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East New York Rezoning may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on March 3, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Community Board 5, 127 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), together with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), for a zoning map amendment, zoning text amendments, and an amendment to the Dinsmore-Chestnut Urban Renewal Plan affecting an approximately 191 block area of East New York, Cypress Hills and Ocean Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Community Districts 5 and 16, New York.

The proposed actions are anticipated to facilitate new residential, commercial, community facility, and manufacturing development. The reasonable worst case development scenario (RWCDS) for the Proposed Actions identifies 81 projected development sites. On these sites, the Proposed Actions are expected to result in a net increase of 6,970 dwelling units; 902,145 square feet of commercial space; 378,987 square feet of community facility space; and 27,082 square feet of manufacturing space; and net decreases of 137,175 square feet of auto-related space, 97,551 square feet of hotel space, 73,170 square feet of warehouse/storage space, and 3,055 square feet of garage space. The analysis year for this proposal is 2030.

The land use objectives of the Proposed Actions are:

  1. create opportunities for new residential development with significant amounts of permanently affordable housing and preserve existing affordability to ensure that the neighborhood continues to serve diverse housing needs;
  2. encourage mixed-use development on key corridors;
  3. enhance and revitalize major thoroughfares through new economic development; and,
  4. protect neighborhood character of residential core and ensure predictable future development.

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


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