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ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/11/2015

Revised Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Xu Hotel and Residences will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, CG & J Realty LLC, for a zoning map amendment to rezone Block 4960, Lot 29 (project site) and part of Lots 28, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, and 63 from a R6/C2-2 district to C4-3 and R6 districts in the Downtown Flushing neighborhood of Queens, Community District 7 (proposed action). The proposed action would facilitate the construction of an approximately 214,539 gross square foot eleven story, mixed-use building containing hotel, residential, commercial, and community facility uses.

A Revised Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) issued on February 27, 2015, reflects a correction in the description of the proposed rezoning area. Block 4977, Lot 130 had been previously included in the list of lots to be rezoned by the proposed action. It should be noted that Block 4977, Lot 130 is a designated park and therefore is not subject to zoning.

As detailed in the Revised EAS, it was determined that the corrections to the rezoning area would not have the potential for significant adverse impacts on the environment and would not alter the conclusions of the previous environmental review.

The proposed project is expected to be completed by 2017.

The project is located at 137-61 Northern Boulevard in the Downtown Flushing neighborhood of in Queens, Community District 7, New York.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3321, E-mail:

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