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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/28/2015

Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The Dormitory Authority - State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed South Beach Psychiatric Center New Inpatient Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 233,000 gross square foot, 5 story, new inpatient residential building to be located on an approximately 12 acre footprint in the northeast portion of the campus, adjacent to the newly-constructed Central Services Building (CSB). The proposed project would include the construction of new access driveways, the reconstruction of an existing parking area, the relocation of a sanitary sewer pipe within the campus boundaries, and the installation of new pipe where necessary. Additionally, the proposed project would include the placement of additional fill material throughout the proposed development area to raise the existing grade and, thereby, improve resistance to future natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Along the northeast border of the project site, adjacent to undeveloped New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR) parkland, the proposed project would include the construction of a 3 to 7 foot high retaining wall for the purpose of containing the additional fill material on the project site. The project is located at 777 Seaview Avenue in Staten Island, New York .

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, DASNY, One Penn Plaza, 52 floor, New York, NY 10119, Phone: (212) 273-5097, E-mail:

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 550 Washington Street / Special Hudson River Park District may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on November 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007. The action involves several approvals: a zoning text amendment, a zoning map amendment, two zoning special permits and a Chairperson's certification, as well as an action by Hudson River Park Trust. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by SJC 33 Owner 2015 LLC to construct a mixed-use development of 1,961,200 gross square feet to include residential, hotel, retail and event space uses. The full build out of the proposed project is assumed to include approximately 1,334,100 gross square feet (approximately 1,586 units) of residential uses, including up to 476 permanently affordable units serving a variety of income levels (in total, 30% of units and 25% of residential zoning floor area will be affordable); 160,000 gross square feet of retail uses; 229,700 gross square feet of hotel space; 41,400 gross square feet of event space; 14,200 square feet of publicly accessible open space; and 886 parking spaces. For the environmental review, two reasonable worst case development scenarios will be considered. Under the first scenario, the development site would be redeveloped with the proposed project. Under the second scenario, the development site would be redeveloped as above, except the amount of retail use would increase from 160,000 gross square feet to 255,000 gross square feet, of which 104,000 gross square feet would be big box retail, and the number of parking spaces would be reduced from 886 spaces to 412 spaces. Absent the proposed actions, the Applicant would develop the site with a 1,152,000 gross square foot development including office, hotel, retail, event space and 176 parking spaces. The analysis year for full build out is 2024. The proposed project may be phased and development of the three sites may take place in any order; therefore, the environmental review will also consider an interim build year if full development would result in significant adverse impacts requiring mitigation. The project is located at 550 Washington Street in Manhattan, New York.

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:

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