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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/3/2015

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1901 Emmons Avenue, Cherry Hill Gourmet Legalization will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal from the applicant, Cherry Hill Gourmet, Inc., for a zoning text amendment to the Special Sheepshead Bay District (SSBD) to amend Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 94-061 in order to permit Use Group 6A food stores in "Area B" of the SSBD (project site). In addition, the proposed text amendment would allow for technical clarifications to ZR 94-061 language pertaining to permitted uses in SSBD Areas A through H. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to legalize an existing non-conforming food store (Cherry Hill Gourmet Market, approximately 15,000 gross square feet in total, the Proposed Development) located in an existing three-story, 51,924 gross square feet building (Building) at 1901 Emmons Avenue within Area B of the SSBD in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn Community District 15, New York. The Project Site coincides geographically with "Area B" of the SSBD, is zoned R5/C2-2. The R5/C2-2 zoning district covers the entire SSBD, which permits low-density residential development and a range of retail, service, community facility, and office uses. The existing building is a designated New York City Landmark and is listed on National Register of Historic Places.

The existing building on the project site is occupied by two eating and drinking establishments, the subject Cherry Hill Gourmet food store and restaurant, office spaces, and retail uses. The analysis year for the project is 2015.

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:

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