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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/1/2015

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DSNY M6/6A/8 Garage, Borough Command and Adjacent Development Parcels may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on July 22, 2015. A public scoping session will be held on July 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at CUNY/Hunter College Brookdale Campus, 425 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10003.

The action involves the redevelopment of the current Brookdale Site - Health Sciences campus of Hunter College - which is being vacated for a new facility. On a site of approximately 86,450 square feet, the City of New York proposes to site a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) garage complex of approximately 450,000 gross square feet to house the equipment and support services for Manhattan Districts 6, 8 and Broom Depot 6A and the Manhattan Borough Command office. The facility will enable DSNY to vacate severely undersized facilities, achieve operating efficiencies, and cease storing equipment on public streets. The remainder of the site - two parcels of 46,638 and 52,230 square feet, respectively, would be redeveloped for commercial and/or residential uses, pursuant to a request for proposals to be managed by the New York City Department of Economic Development to further New York City's economic development and affordable housing objectives. Required approvals include Uniform Land Use Review Procedure approvals for site selection for a City capital project, rezoning part of the site to M1-5 and the rest to C6-4, certain bulk waivers, and other approvals from the New York City Planning Commission. The project's completion year would be 2022. The project is located at 425 East 25th Street, in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Abas Braimah, DSNY, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, Phone: (646) 885-4993, E-mail: abraimah@dsny.nyc.gov.


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYC IDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Staten Island Marine Development/ Brooklyn Brewery Industrial Development Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A Draft Scope of Work for the GEIS is available at: https://www.nycedc.com/event/nycida-public-scoping-meeting or from the contact person listed below. A public scoping meeting will be held by the NYC IDA on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island, 1100 South Avenue at Lois Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314 to hear comments from the public regarding the proposed scope of work.

The action involves two phases of development, which combined would result in approximately 3.08 million gross square feet of new development. Phase 1, with an anticipated build year of 2018, would consist of approximately 1.74 gross square feet of development comprised of: (1) an approximately 440,000 square foot production building for Brooklyn Brewery, along with a restaurant, visitor center with retail space, and outdoor beer garden; (2) an approximately 975,000 square feet high-cube warehouse building; (3) an approximately 325,000 square feet general warehouse building; (4) on-site parking and interior roadway connections; (5) a proposed new rail spur along the Travis Branch of the Staten Island Railroad to provide freight rail service to the brewery; and (6) the conversion of Gulf Avenue to a two-way roadway between Forest Avenue and Edward Curry Avenue. Phase 2, with an anticipated build year of 2020, would consist of approximately 1.34 million gross square feet of additional warehouse development. In addition, Phase 2 would also include the replacement of Old Place Creek Bridge and improvements to Tailwinds Boulevard and Frank W. Gay Boulevard.

The project is generally bounded by the Staten Island Expressway and Old Place Creek to the north, Gulf Avenue to the east, Bloomfield Avenue and River Road to the south, and the Travis Branch of the Staten Island Railroad to the west in Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Dina Rybak, NYC IDA, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 618-5763, E-mail: SIMD_BB_comments@edc.nyc.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Staten Island Mall Enlargement. The Final EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007 and on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves a proposal by the applicants, GGP Staten Island Mall, LLC, Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc. (Macy's) and JCPenney Corporation, Inc., to enlarge an existing commercial center known as the Staten Island Mall, located at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the Heartland Village neighborhood of Staten Island Community District 2, New York. The project site for the proposed project is located in a C4-1 zoning district and is bounded by Richmond Hill Road, Marsh Avenue, Platinum Avenue, and Richmond Avenue. The project site does not include the zoning lot containing Sears or its adjacent parking area.

The proposed actions include zoning authorizations pursuant to Section 36-023 of the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) for a group parking facility accessory to a commercial enlargement on a zoning lot in excess of 4 acres in a C4-1 zoning district and for a reduction of the parking requirement of ZR Section 36-21, and a certification of cross-access easements pursuant to ZR Sections 36-592 and 36-596(a). The proposed actions would facilitate the development of approximately 426,576 gross square feet of new uses at the project site, including 298,711 gross square feet of local and destination retail uses and 54,488 gross square feet of Use Group 8 cinema uses. The proposed project also includes the development of a new parking structure, as well as exterior landscape improvements.

Contact: 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, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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