Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/3/2016

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 550 Washington Street / Special Hudson River Park District. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 6, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 120 Broadway, New York 10271 and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/550-washington-street-hudson-river-park.page.

The action involves a proposal by the applicants, the New York City Department of City Planning and SJC 33 Owner 2015 LLC, for a series of discretionary actions that would facilitate the redevelopment of St. John's Terminal Building at 550 Washington Street in Manhattan, New York. The proposed actions include a zoning text amendment to establish the Special Hudson River Park District, a zoning map amendment, zoning special permits, authorizations, and a Chairperson's certification, as well as an action by the Hudson River Park Trust. An approval from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) for the proposed curb cut changes on Route 9A, and an approval from the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) for the proposed widening of the west sidewalk on Washington Street would be required. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal to develop a mix of uses on the development site, including up to approximately 1,586 residential units (including up to 476 permanently affordable units), retail uses (160-255,000 gross square feet), 229,700 gross square feet of hotel or office space, 41,400 gross square feet of event space, 20,750 square feet of new publicly accessible open space, and 772 accessory parking spaces. The Draft EIS identified significant adverse impacts with respect to Transportation (traffic only; no impacts to transit, pedestrian or parking ), Open Space (indirect impacts only, no direct impacts), and Construction Air Quality and Noise. Mitigation measures have been identified and will further be explored between the Draft EIS and Final EIS. The Draft EIS considered five alternatives: a No Action Alternative, a No Unmitigated Significant Adverse Traffic Impacts Alternative for the proposed project, a No Unmitigated Significant Adverse Traffic Impacts Alternative for the proposed project with big box retail, a no significant adverse open space impact alternative, and a Lesser Density Alternative.

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.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed La Central. The Final EIS is available from the NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, New York NY 10038; the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability, 253 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY 10038 and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/environmental-review.page.

The action involves an application to NYC HPD, on behalf of the project sponsor, La Central Manager, LLC, for approval of several discretionary actions intended to redevelop approximately 4.3 acres of currently vacant City owned property in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. By the 2020 build year, the Proposed actions would result in the construction of approximately 1.1 million gross-square-feet of mixed-use development, encompassing five buildings and containing approximately 832 units of affordable housing, approximately 160 units of supportive housing, approximately 46,800 gross square foot of local retail and commercial space, an approximately 50,500 gross square foot YMCA facility, approximately 32,700 gross square foot of other community facility space, public and private open space, and approximately 172 spaces of underground accessory parking. The project is generally bounded by Westchester Avenue, Brook Avenue, Bergen Avenue and East 153rd Street in the Bronx, New York.

Contact: Aaron Werner, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7A-4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5959, E-mail: wernera@hpd.nyc.gov


Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Citywide Ferry Service. The Final EIS is available on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oec/html/ceqr/15DME009Y.shtml

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC) to implement a Citywide Ferry Service (CFS) that would provide an affordable and convenient transit option to residents in otherwise transit-isolated neighborhoods. The proposed CFS would expand on the existing East River Ferry (ERF), a privately operated commuter and recreational transit service paid for and managed by the City of New York and NYC EDC. In support of the City's long-standing goal of expanding ferry service as a resource for commuters and recreational users, the Citywide Ferry Service would introduce five new ferry routes. The proposed expanded ferry service would provide numerous benefits to the city, including linking isolated areas to established business districts, supporting commercial and residential development in emerging waterfront areas, easing congestion on other transit systems, and providing a resilient transit alternative that would support the goal of strengthening the city's infrastructure to handle future storm and flooding events. In addition, the proposed CFS would provide additional service for recreational ferry users to waterfront parks and open spaces thereby supporting expanded visitation of parks and open spaces and the citywide effort to increase recreational activity on the waterfront. The project is located throughout New York City, New York.

Contact: Denise Pisani, New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability, 253 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 676-3290, E-mail: dpisani@cityhall.nyc.gov.


  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions