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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/6/2016

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 14-18 Carroll Street Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, 14-18 Carroll LLC, for a Zoning Map Amendment from an M1-1 to an R6B zoning district affecting 14-18 Carroll Street, (project site), and a Zoning Text Amendment to Appendix F of the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) to establish a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Area (MIHA) coterminous with the rezoning area. The project site is bounded by Carroll Street to the north, Van Brunt Street to the west, Hamilton Avenue to the southwest, and Summit Street to the south, and is located in the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, Community District 6, New York. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a total of 10 dwelling units within a single four-story, approximately 16,900 gross square foot building at the project site.

The project site, which is currently vacant, is mapped with an M1-1 zoning district. M1-1 zoning districts allow light manufacturing uses and some commercial uses at a maximum permitted floor area ratio (FAR) of 1.00, as well as certain community facility uses at a maximum FAR of 2.40. Residential uses are not permitted. M1-1 districts do not specify a maximum building height, but the maximum street wall height under M1-1 is 30 feet or two stories, whichever is less. The proposed R6B zoning district is a medium density residential zone that permits residential and community facility uses at a maximum FAR of 2.20 when mapped as a MIHA. For the purpose of a conservative analysis, the Environmental Assessment Statement assumes that the proposed rezoning would facilitate the development of a four story, approximately 16,900 gross square foot mixed use building containing 11 dwelling units on the second through fourth floors, and approximately 3,000 gross square foot of community facility use on the ground floor at the project site. Six surface accessory parking spaces would be provided to the rear of the building, accessible via a ten-foot-wide covered driveway at the western edge of the site.

Absent the proposed actions, no reuse or redevelopment would occur at the proposed project site, which would remain vacant.

The analysis year for the proposed project is 2018.

To avoid any potential significant adverse impacts, an (E) designation (E-382) related to air quality would be assigned to the project site.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a Restrictive Declaration to conduct archeological identification, investigation and mitigation in accordance with the CEQR Technical Manual and New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) Guidelines for Archeological Work in New York City. The Restrictive Declaration also restricts the applicant from submitting any permit applications to the New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) that would allow for soil disturbance on the subject property until such time that NYC LPC provides the necessary written notice to NYC DOB.

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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