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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/30/2015

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 550 Clinton Partners LLC for a site known as 550 Clinton Avenue, site ID #C224228. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 550 Clinton Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than October 30, 2015. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Brooklyn Public Library - Clinton Hill Branch, 380 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Sarah Quandt, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9824.

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Negative Declaration

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Text Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) is proposing a city-wide Zoning Text Amendment to create a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program within the existing Inclusionary Housing program authorized in the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 23-90. The proposed action would amend ZR Sections 12-10 (Definitions), 23-10 (Open Space and Floor Area Ratios), 23-90 (Inclusionary Housing), 62-80 (Special Review Provisions), 74-00 (Powers of the City Planning Commission), and 74-30 (Special Permits Uses and Bulk Modifications). The proposed action would require permanently affordable housing set-asides for all developments over 10 units or 12,500 zoning square feet within MIH areas or, as an additional option for developments between 10 and 25 units, or 12,500 to 25,000 square feet, a payment into an affordable housing fund. The proposed MIH program would not affect existing provisions in the Zoning Resolution that apply to the regulation and administration of the Inclusionary Housing Program within existing Inclusionary Housing Designated Areas or R10 or R10 equivalent districts. The proposed text amendment would have no effect until mapped or implemented through subsequent discretionary actions of the New York City Planning Commission. The purpose of the proposed MIH program is to promote neighborhood economic diversity in locations where land use actions create substantial new housing opportunities. The analysis year for the proposed text amendment is 2024. Absent the Proposed Action, there would be no program in place to require affordable housing. The project is located in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, New York.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment. The action involves a request by the New York City Department of City Planning for zoning text amendments with citywide applicability. The proposed action would make it easier to provide the range of affordable senior housing and care facilities needed to meet the varied needs of an aging population, and to help seniors remain in their communities; enable Inclusionary Housing (IH) buildings, which provide mixed-income housing, to construct high-quality buildings that fit the full amount of housing they are allowed under zoning; and free up resources to create more affordable housing by enabling cost-effective, transit-accessible affordable housing, through modifications to parking requirements. It would also encourage better ground-floor retail spaces and residential units with adequate ceiling heights raised off the street; change rules that lead to flat, dull apartment buildings, to accommodate and encourage façade articulation, courtyards, and other elements; and better address irregular site conditions that are not well considered by zoning rules today. The project is located in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, New York.

A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Review and Assessment, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007 or online at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/zoning-quality.shtml.

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


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