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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/10/2015

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The Empire State Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fountain Avenue Land Use Improvement and Residential Project 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 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Room, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Starrett City, Brooklyn, NY 11239. The Draft Scoping document is available from the contact listed below and online at: http://esd.ny.gov/PublicMeetings_Notices/2015/10202015_Fountain_Ave_ScopeofWork.pdf.

The action involves the sale of two non-contiguous parcels comprising undeveloped property on the northern and southern ends of the Brooklyn Developmental Center (BOC) campus at 888 Fountain Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, by the New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development (ESD) to a conditionally designated developer (Fountain Seaview Limited Partnership) for residential development. With the proposed action, ESD, in consultation with New York City, would override the New York City Zoning Resolution with respect to certain bulk regulations, including height, setback, and floor area. It is anticipated that ESD would adopt and approve a General Project Plan (GPP) to facilitate the construction of approximately 1,000 units of affordable housing and 122,500 ± square feet of commercial space.

Contact: Nicole Jordan, ESD, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 803-3100, E-mail: FountainAve@esd.ny.gov.


Manhattan County (New York) - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East Side Coastal Resiliency Project 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 December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bard High School Early College, 525 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002.

The action involves a proposal by the City of New York to construct an integrated flood protection system called the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project, located along the East River waterfront of Manhattan, New York, between Montgomery Street and East 23rd Street. This proposed project involves installing a flood protection system that is within City parkland and streets. This flood protection system may include a combination of berms (or bridging berms), floodwalls, and deployable systems with other infrastructure improvements to reduce flooding. In addition to providing a reliable coastal flood protection system for a portion of the East Side of Manhattan, a goal of the ESCR Project is to improve open spaces and enhance access to the waterfront, including the John V. Lindsay East River Park and Stuyvesant Cove Park.

Contact: Owen Wells, NYC DPR, 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 401, New York, NY 10065, Phone: (212) 360-3492, E-mail: escr@parks.nyc.gov.


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