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ENB - Region 2 Notices 4/15/2015

Public Notice

Extension of the Comment Period on the Draft Scope of Work for the Environmental Impact Statement for Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment Proposal (CEQR No. 15DCP104Y)

Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the Draft Scope of Work for the Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment proposal (CEQR No. 15DCP104Y) has been extended from April 6, 2015 to April 30, 2015.

A public scoping meeting on the Draft Scope of Work was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Spector Hall, at the New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. The New York City Department of City Planning, acting on behalf of the New York City Planning Commission as lead agency, will accept comments on the Draft Scope of Work until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Copies of the Draft Scope of Work may be obtained from Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423; or from Nilda Mesa, Office of Sustainability, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-7772. The Draft Scope of Work is available for download at: www.nyc.gov/planning. Public comments are requested with respect to issues to be addressed in the draft environmental impact statement.

This proposal is citywide.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3495
E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Revised Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 39-41 West 23rd Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Applicant, 39 West 23rd Street, LLC, is seeking a special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-711 to modify the rear yard equivalent regulations of Section 43-28, the rear yard regulations of Section 43-313, the streetwall height and sky exposure plane regulations of Section 43-43, and the use regulations of Section 42-10 to allow Use Group 2 residential uses. The Applicant is also seeking a special permit pursuant to Section 13-451 to allow for an accessory parking garage (collectively, proposed actions). The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to construct a 128,713 gross square foot mixed use building on a single zoning lot. The project site is located at 39-41 West 23rd Street and 20-22 West 24th Street in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 5, New York. The project site is located in an M1-6 zoning district and is within the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) designated Ladies' Mile Historic District.

The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to transfer approximately 24,000 gross square foot of unused development rights from Lot 1001-1005 to Lots 20 and 60 in order to construct a new, mixed use residential and commercial 128,713 gross square foot building. The Applicant's development proposal would consist of 119,173 gross square foot of residential space (38 market-rate units and 4 affordable units), 2,500 gross square foot of retail space, and a 50 space public parking garage accessed by an existing curb cut along West 24th Street. The proposed new development would consist of two towers, a 24 story (278 foot tall) residential tower facing West 23rd Street and a 10 story (130 foot tall) residential tower facing West 24th Street, atop a building base containing retail, parking garage, and residential lobby uses. The east side of the proposed new building would cantilever over a five-story existing building located on Lot 1001-1005.

It is expected that the proposed project would be constructed and occupied by 2017.

The proposed actions include an (E) designation (E-356) applicable to a portion of the project site (Block 825, Lots 20 and 60). The (E) designation would preclude significant adverse impacts related to air quality, noise, and hazardous materials.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3493, Fax: (212) 720-3495
E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Brighton Comfort Station. The Final EIS is available from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, 830 5th Avenue, Room 401, New York, NY; the Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, Brooklyn NY and on line at: http://nyc.gov/parks/new-brighton-comfort-station.

The action involves the installation of a modular comfort station near the eastern end of the Brighton Beach Boardwalk, in the neighborhood of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York. The proposed comfort station would be located adjacent to the boardwalk near the terminus of Coney Island Avenue and would replace the previously existing New Brighton comfort station, which was damaged beyond repair by Superstorm Sandy and subsequently demolished. The comfort station is designed to be resilient against future storm surges and resulting damage by raising the structure above the 100-year flood elevation as indicated on the FEMA Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map.

Contact: Colleen Alderson, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, 830 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10065, Phone: (212) 360-3441, E-mail: colleen.alderson@parks.nyc.gov.


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