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ENB - Region 2 Notices 12/23/2015

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East New York Rezoning Proposal. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 6th, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., in the Courtroom Auditorium at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Second Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 19, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY, 10271-3100 and on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), together with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), is proposing a series of land use actions to implement recommendations of the East New York Community Plan, which is the subject of an ongoing community process, to create opportunities for housing, including affordable housing, community facilities, including a new proposed public school facility, economic development and other services for an approximately 190 block area of East New York, Cypress Hills and Ocean Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The affected area within East New York and Cypress Hills is generally bounded by Sheffield Avenue to the west, Lincoln Avenue to the East, Fulton Street to the north and Pitkin Avenue to the south. The affected area within Ocean Hill is generally bounded by Eastern Parkway Extension to the west, Van Sinderen Avenue to the east, Broadway to the north and East New York Avenue to the south.

NYC DCP is proposing zoning map amendment and zoning text amendments that would apply a new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program (MIH) to portions of the proposed rezoning area plus establish an Enhanced Commercial District and a Special Mixed Use District within the rezoning area. NYC HPD is proposing an amendment to the Dinsmore-Chestnut Urban Renewal Plan to conform land use restrictions to zoning, to refresh the urban renewal plan's general provisions, and to allow disposition of the urban renewal sites in accordance with the urban renewal plan. The analysis year for the environmental review is 2030.

The project is located within an approximately 190 block area of East New York, Cypress Hills and Ocean Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn, 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.


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