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ENB - Region 2 Notices 2/24/2016

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Deegan 135 Realty LLC for a site known as 198 East 135th Street, site ID #C203084. This site is located in the New York City Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 198 East 135th Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than March 25, 2016. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library, Mott Haven Branch, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY. Information regarding the site 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,12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9824, E-mail: sarah.quandt@dec.ny.gov.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Ace Suede-Life, Inc. for a site known as Ace Suede and Leather, site ID #C203072. This site is located in the New York City Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 808 East 139th Street (a/k/a 808-822 East 139th Street). Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than March 25, 2016. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library, Mott Haven Branch, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: David Harrington, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway,12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9768, E-mail: david.harrington@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stuypark House will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC HPD, through its HUD Multifamily Program, to fund moderate rehabilitation activities at Stuypark House, an existing senior housing building located at 77 New York Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. No ground disturbance or change in land use would occur. The scope of work includes renovation of the kitchens, bathrooms, terrace doors and public spaces including lobby redesign as well as some façade work. The requested funding from NYC HPD would facilitate the continued preservation of a total of 103 units of affordable housing for seniors. In addition to City capital funding through NYC HPD, the activities may also be financed through long terms bonds from the NYS Housing Finance Agency (NYS HFA) and low income housing tax credit equity. The building is located adjacent to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)-listed and State/National Register (S/NR)-listed Crown Heights Historic District. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) have concluded that the proposed work would have no significant adverse impact upon historic resources.

Contact: Aaron Werner, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7A-4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5953.


New York County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kenmore Hall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYC HPD, through its Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Portfolio Preservation (Year 15) Program, is seeking approval of a tax exemption pursuant to Section 420-c of the Real Property Tax Law and is proposing to fund construction activities involving the moderate rehabilitation of Kenmore Hall, an existing 326 unit residential building located at 143 East 23rd Street, New York, New York. All 326 units within the building are efficiency units. In addition to these actions, the property will be receiving a new Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract for Project-Based Section 8 vouchers through the New York City Housing Authority. The Section 8 vouchers originate from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The proposed actions are intended to preserve the affordability of the existing 326 residential units in the building. The building is located adjacent to the State and National Register (S/NR)-listed United States Post Office - Madison Square Station building. Based on the scope of work for the rehabilitation, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) concluded that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse impacts to this resource.

Contact: Aaron Werner, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7A-4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5953


Notice of Acceptance of Final 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 Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment. The Final EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Review and Assessment, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271 and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/zoning-quality.page.

The New York City Department of City Planning is requesting 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 of 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 Final EIS has identified significant adverse impacts with respect to shadows, historic and cultural resources (archaeological), hazardous materials, and, noise. However, no practicable mitigation measures were identified which would reduce or eliminate these impacts. The Final EIS considered five alternatives to the Proposed Action: a No Build Alternative; a New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (NYC BSA) Parking Special Permit Alternative; a Removal of Basic Height Increases Alternative; and a Modified Text Amendment Alternative; in which the Proposed Action is modified with respect to the comments received since the issuance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

The project is located throughout the City of New York, 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: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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