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ENB - Region 2 Notices 5/25/2016

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Street Upgrades Text Amendment may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted June 27, 2016. A public scoping session will be held on June 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran, 309 Saint Pauls Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304. The Draft Scoping document is available on line at: www.nyc.gov/planning.

The action involves a Zoning Map and Text Amendments sought by New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), the disposition of three City-owned properties sought by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC), New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), and New York City Citywide Administrative Services (NYC DCAS); and a City Map Amendment sought by NYC EDC. Each of these actions is described below.

  1. Zoning Map Amendments to:
    • Extend the existing Special Stapleton Waterfront District (SSWD) boundary to include the Bay Street Corridor as a Subarea;
    • Within the proposed Bay Street Corridor Subarea, rezone the existing M1-1 zoning district to R6 and R6B zoning districts. The proposed rezoning would also establish new C2-3 and C2-4 commercial overlay districts; and
    • Outside the SSWD, along the Canal Street Corridor, rezone the existing R3-2/C2-2 and R4/C2-2 zoning districts to R6B/C2-3 zoning districts.
  2. Zoning Text Amendments to Section 116-00 (Special Stapleton Waterfront District) to:
    • Create a new Subarea within the SSWD comprised of the Bay Street Corridor Study Area. Text amendments will modify the underlying use, bulk, and parking regulations for this Subarea; and
    • Within the Stapleton Waterfront Subarea A and B1, modify the existing height controls, including modifying the maximum height of buildings from 55' to 125'.
  3. Zoning Text Amendments to Appendix F (Inclusionary Housing) to designate the Bay Street Corridor and Canal Street Corridor areas, subject to a Zoning Map Amendment as described above, as Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Areas (MIHAs).
  4. Disposition of City-owned property to NYC EDC and then to a private entity for development through 384(b)(4) approval of the following sites:
    • Disposition Site 1: Block 9, Lot 9 (55 Stuyvesant Place, NYC DOHMH)
    • Disposition Site 2: Block 34, Lot 1 (539 Jersey Street/100 Brook Street, DSNY); and
    • Disposition Site 3: Block 6, Lot 20 (54 Central Avenue, NYC DOT).
  5. A City Map Amendment to de-map unimproved portions of the Victory Boulevard Extension on parts of Block 6, Lots 14, 18 and 20, in order to facilitate development at Disposition Site 3, 54 Central Avenue.

The directly affected area is approximately 45 acres located in Staten Island, Community Board 1 and consists of five parts: 1) a contiguous 14 block area on Bay Street, generally bounded by Victory Boulevard to the north; Van Duzer Street to the west, Staten Island Railroad (SIR) tracks to the east; and Wave Street to the south; 2) a 2 block area on Canal Street bounded by part of Canal Street and Tappen Park to the north; Wright Street to the east; Broad Street to the south; and to a depth of approximately 100 feet of Canal Street to the west; and 3) three city owned properties located at 55 Stuyvesant Place, 539 Jersey Street/100 Brook Street and 54 Central Avenue; 4) two additional City owned properties located at the Homeport Site within the Special Stapleton Waterfront District (SSWD); and 5) the Victory Boulevard Extension on parts of Block 6, Lots 14, 18 and 20.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3321, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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