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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/16/2015

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 321 Canal Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, 321 New Canal LLC, for a special permit per the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-711 to modify the use provisions of ZR Sections 42-10 and 42-14D (2)(b) in connection with a proposal to allow Use Group (UG) 6 commercial retail and UG 2 residential uses in a four-story building located at 321 Canal Street in an M1-5B zoning district within the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District in Manhattan, Community District 2, New York.

The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to enlarge the existing, 4,786 gross square foot building by extending the second and third floors by 676 gross square foot, for a total development size of 5,462 gross square foot. The existing footprint would be maintained at the ground and fourth floors. Upon approval of the proposed action, the ground floor and cellar levels of the building would be converted to UG 6 commercial retail uses, and the second through fourth floors would be converted to UG 2 Residential uses (three dwelling units). M1-5B zoning districts permit light manufacturing and wholesale uses; residential uses are not permitted on an as-of-right basis.

The building, which has been vacant for over two years and does not have a Certificate of Occupancy, is currently undergoing emergency repair work pursuant to New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) approvals. In connection with the proposed project, the applicant has also received approvals for repair and restoration work from the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) on May 8, 2014 and July 15, 2014.

The analysis year for the proposed project is 2018. Absent the proposed action, the building is expected to remain vacant, and would remain in its present size of 4,786 gross square foot.

In connection with the proposed action, an (E) designation (E-364) is assigned to the project site to avoid potential significant adverse impacts related to air quality and noise.

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: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 323 Canal Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, 321 New Canal LLC, for a special permit per the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-711 to modify the use provisions of ZR Sections 42-10 and 42-14D(2)(b) in connection with a proposal to allow Use Group (UG) 6 commercial retail and UG 2 residential uses in a four-story building located at 323 Canal Street in an M1-5B zoning district within the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District in Manhattan, Community District 2, New York.

The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to enlarge the existing, 5,793 gross square foot building by extending the second and third floors by 930 gross square foot, for a total development size of 6,723 gross square foot. The existing footprint would be maintained at the ground and fourth floors. Upon approval of the proposed action, the ground floor and cellar levels of the building would be converted to UG 6 commercial retail uses, and the second through fourth floors would be converted to UG 2 Residential uses (three dwelling units). M1-5B zoning districts permit light manufacturing and wholesale uses; residential uses are not permitted on an as-of-right basis.

The building, which has been vacant for over two years and does not have a Certificate of Occupancy, is currently undergoing emergency repair work pursuant to New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) approvals. In connection with the proposed project, the Applicant has also received approvals for repair and restoration work from the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) on May 8, 2014 and July 15, 2014.

The analysis year for the proposed project is 2018. Absent the proposed action, the building is expected to remain vacant, and would remain in its present size of 5,793 gross square foot .

In connection with the proposed action, an (E) designation (E-365) is assigned to the project site to avoid potential significant adverse impacts related to air quality and noise.

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: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


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