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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/8/2015

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 368 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by NYC HPD, on behalf of the project sponsor, FSG Realty LLC for the disposition of New York City-owned property and designation of the project site as an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP). These actions would facilitate the rehabilitation of a 4 story apartment building located at 368 Lafayette Avenue between Classon Avenue and Grand Avenue in Brooklyn, Community District 2, New York. In connection with the disposition/UDAAP, NYC HPD would provide construction financing to the project sponsor to assist with the proposed rehabilitation activities. The proposed project would be developed through NYC HPD's Multifamily Preservation Loan Program (MPLP). The existing four-story building contains approximately 7,460 square feet of floor area with a total of eight dwelling units. Under the proposed action, moderate rehabilitation would occur and the total units would remain eight upon completion of construction. No changes to the building's overall floor area, height or footprint are proposed. The project site is located within the State and National Register-listed Clinton Hill Historic District and the proposal is therefore considered a Type I action under SEQR/CEQR. Financing allocated by NYC HPD would include New York City Capital funds. In the event that any State or Federal funding is sought in connection with the proposal, NYC HPD and the project sponsor would be required to consult with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) prior to the release of funds and commencement of any construction activity at the site.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A3, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.


Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 29 and 35 Brevoort Place and 226 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYC HPD, through its Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Portfolio Preservation (Year 15) Program, is proposing to modify existing debt and extend the term of an existing NYC HPD regulatory agreement for three existing residential buildings in connection with a tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL). The buildings are located at 29 and 35 Brevoort Place and 226 Lefferts Place in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 3, New York. The proposed actions are intended to preserve the affordability of the existing 18 dwelling units. In addition to the above actions, moderate rehabilitation of these properties would be funded through bonds provided by the New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYC HDC), an Involved Agency for the environmental review. The buildings are located within the Clinton Hill South National Register Historic District. No construction related impacts to neighboring properties are anticipated as no ground disturbance or changes to each building's overall floor area, height or footprint are proposed. The Building Loan Agreement between NYC HDC, the lending bank, and the project sponsor would require that all construction activities at these three properties occur in accordance with all conditions set forth by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP).

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A3, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 377 Edgecombe Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request by the project sponsor, Central Harlem MHA HDFC, for construction financing from NYC HPD for the rehabilitation of an existing five-story apartment building located at 377 Edgecombe Avenue in the Central Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 10, New York. Rehabilitation activities would be funded through NYC HPD's Preservation Loan Program (PLP). The existing building contains a total of 16 dwelling units which are currently occupied. The proposed rehabilitation activities would require no relocation of tenants. In a letter dated February 18, 2014, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) determined that the project site is located within the NYC LPC designated Sugar Hill Northwest Historic District. The project sponsor would therefore be required to perform all rehabilitation activities in accordance with permits issued by NYC LPC. The project site is also located within the Sugar Hill Historic District, which is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. In the event that any State or Federal funding is sought in connection with the proposed project, the project sponsor would be required to consult with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP). The project site is associated with an open spill case on file with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation(NYS DEC - spill # 1500221) related to a leaking underground storage tank and a tank test failure. The project sponsor would be required to investigate and close the spill in a timely manner and in accordance with all NYS DEC requirements. A copy of the spill closure letter would be provided to NYC HPD upon receipt.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A3, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 207 West 147th Street HDFC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request by the project sponsor, 207 West 147th Street HDFC, for construction financing from the NYC HPD in connection with moderate rehabilitation activities proposed at the existing 15-unit residential building located at 207 West 147th Street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in the Central Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 10, New York. The activities would be funded through NYC HPD's Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation Program (MHRP). The building will undergo a moderate rehabilitation which includes kitchen and bathroom renovations, new windows, plumbing, roofing, masonry and all systems will be replaced. In addition, the rehabilitation would include abatement of identified asbestos and lead-based paint hazards. The proposed rehabilitation would require no relocation of tenants. No ground disturbance or change in building footprint is proposed. The building is located within the West 147th Street - West 149th Street National Register-listed Historic District. Financing allocated by NYC HPD would include New York City Capital funds. In the event any State or Federal funding is sought in connection with the proposed project, NYC HPD and the project sponsor would be required to consult with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) prior to the release of funds and commencement of any construction activity at the site.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A3, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The Empire State Development (ESD), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Steiner Studios Media Campus. The Final EIS is available from the ESD Office at 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY and on line at: http://esd.ny.gov/PublicMeetings_Notices.html.

The action involves the approval of ESD funding for infrastructure improvements to support the development of a "Media Campus" for future expansion of Steiner Studios' operations at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The development would include approximately 350,000 square feet of floor area (including both the reuse of approximately 180,000 square feet of existing structures and approximately 170,000 square feet of new structures) for production support and related academic uses inside the Naval Annex. Outside the Naval Annex, ESD funding for infrastructure improvements would facilitate an additional approximately 70,000 square feet of new development for a "Backlot." In addition, Steiner Studios intends to seek additional ESD funding in the future for the development of a 250,000 square-foot Kent Avenue Parking Structure envisioned for the area outside the Naval Annex, and therefore this parking structure is considered as part of the project for this environmental review. The project is located at the Naval Annex and surrounding area located in the east end of Brooklyn Navy Yard near Kent Avenue and Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Soo Kang, ESD, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 803-3253, E-mail: Soo.Kang@esd.ny.gov.


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