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ENB - Region 2 Notices 4/20/2016

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from LPC Development Group LLC for a site known as the Williamsburg Bridgeview Apartments, site ID #C224233. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 105 S. 5th Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 4, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburgh Branch, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn and the Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street, New York. 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: Brian Jankauskas, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-9626, E-mail: brain.jankauskas@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 7 East 19th Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request by the applicant, Seveneast 19 LLC, for a Zoning Authorization pursuant to New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 15‐20(b) (Regulations Governing Residential Conversions Within Existing Buildings in C6‐2M, C6‐4M, M1‐5M and M1‐6M Districts) affecting a single site located at 7 East 19th Street in an M1-5M zoning district within the New York City Landmarks Preservation Committee (NYC LPC) designated Ladies' Mile Historic District, in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan Community District (CD) 5, New York. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to occupy the second story of an existing building located at the project site with Use Group 2 (UG 2) residential uses.

A Restrictive Declaration governing the permitted uses and recorded against the project site, in connection with prior approvals on the project site (described below), would prohibit residential uses within the building's second floor, contrary to the proposed Authorization. In connection with the proposed action, the Applicant would also seek an NYC LPC Certificate of Appropriateness for the proposed project, and execute and record a new Restrictive Declaration to reflect the proposed change of use and the Applicant's responsibility to restore and maintain the building pursuant to ZR 15-20(b) (Regulations Governing Residential Conversions Within Existing Buildings in C6-2M, C6-4M, M1-5M and M1-6M Districts), and would terminate the current Restrictive Declaration.

The project site is currently occupied by a five-story, 10,957 gross square foot building, and is currently vacant. The ground floor and second story on the existing building were previously occupied with UG 16D warehouse, UG 6 commercial office and UG 12B gallery showroom uses. The project site is zoned M1-5M. M1 zoning districts are light industrial use districts that allow industrial, commercial, and certain community facility uses. In M1-5M districts, space in an industrial building may be converted to residential use, provided a specified amount of floor area is preserved for particular manufacturing and commercial uses. In 1996, the project site was granted a certification pursuant to ZR 15-21 (Use Regulations - Transfer of Preservation Obligations and Conversion Rights) to convert floors 3, 4 and 5 to UG 2 residential uses. A Restrictive Declaration was recorded against the site in connection with the prior approvals, preserving the ground floor and second story for conforming commercial and manufacturing uses. The current Restrictive Declaration is expected to be terminated in connection with this proposal, and will be expressed via language inserted into the new Restrictive Declaration, required for authorization, which will be recorded after an approval of the authorization by the New York City Planning Commission. The termination would revert the first floor to the underlying zoning.

Collectively, the proposed approvals would permit UG 2 Residential uses to occupy the second through fifth stories. In total, with the proposed approvals, the building would be occupied with 2,300 gross square foot of UG 6 commercial retail space at the ground floor, and 8,630 gross square foot of UG 2 residential uses on the second through fifth stories.

Absent the proposed actions, it is assumed that the building at the proposed project site would be re-occupied with as-of-right uses pursuant to the existing Restrictive Declaration and prior approval (UG 6 commercial retail on the ground floor and second story, and UG 2 residential uses on the 3rd through 5th floors), pursuant to NYC LPC and New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) approved plans.

The analysis year for the proposed project is 2018.

The proposed action includes an (E) designation on the development site (Block 848, Lot 7) in order to preclude future air quality impacts. The (E) designation number is E-381.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 95-97 Horatio Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request by the applicant, 95-97 Horatio LLC, for a modification to Restrictive Declaration D-93 to remove use restrictions and marketing requirements imposed on the currently vacant "Industrial Space" located within the northwest corner of the ground floor of the existing building at 95-97 Horatio Street within the Gansevoort Market Historic District in Manhattan Community District 2, New York. Restrictive Declaration D-93 was originally executed and recorded in conjunction with the 1984 Meat Market West Village Rezoning (C840260 ZMM), and restricted uses in the 4,700 square foot Industrial Space to certain industrial and meat-related uses (e.g., Use Groups 17A and 17B). The proposed action would modify D-93 to remove the use restriction and marketing requirements in Article 2 Section 2.03 to allow uses pursuant to the underlying C6-2A zoning district (e.g., Use Groups 1-12). The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to re-tenant the 11,650 square foot project site with restaurant or retail use (Use Group 6).

The project site is comprised of the 11,650 square foot vacant space located in the northwest corner of the lot, which includes the 4,700 square foot area designated as Industrial Space and, subject to use restrictions in D-93, a 3,405 square foot portion of the ground floor that is not use restricted, as well as a 3,545 square foot associated cellar space that is not subject to D-93. The existing building is a 10 story mixed-use building containing 272 residential units, approximately 31,630 square foot of commercial space, and the Industrial Space, subject to use restrictions in D-93.

As a condition of the 1984 Meat Market West Village Rezoning (C840260 ZMM), Restrictive Declaration D-93 was recorded against Lot 1 (specifically, a portion of the lot designated as "Industrial Space") in order to mitigate the potential adverse impacts that residential development might have on industrial meatpacking businesses.

A Technical Memorandum (Technical Memorandum #003) analyzed the effects of the current proposal. As is stated in Technical Memorandum #003, given changes in the surrounding area's land uses, neighborhood character and socioeconomic conditions since 1984, as well as changes in the meatpacking industry in New York City, the D-93 Restrictive Declaration's requirements limiting the use and marketing of the Industrial Space to industrial and meat-related uses have become obsolete and unnecessary. The proposed modification is intended to allow re-tenanting of the Project Site and Industrial Space to uses permitted pursuant to the underlying C6-2A zoning district and consistent with surrounding land use.

Absent the proposed action, the Project Site would be reconfigured into two separate spaces, with the non-use restricted area (3,405 square foot) used for as-of-right restaurant or retail, and the Industrial Space and cellar (8,245 square foot) to remain vacant.

The proposed project is expected to be completed by 2017.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.



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