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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/31/2016

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, and Final Investigation Report from 101 Lincoln Associates Property LLC for a site known as the Former Bronx Freight Terminal, site ID #C203082. This site is located in the Borough and County of Bronx and is located at 101 Lincoln Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than October 15, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, Final Investigation Report and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the New York Public Library, Mott Haven Branch, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx and the Bronx Community Board 1, 3024 Third Avenue, Bronx. 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: Mandy Yau, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4897, E-mail: man-tsz.yau@dec.ny.gov.

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Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and Final Remedial Investigation Report from New 470 LLC for a site known as the New 470 Project, site ID #C224242. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 12 Eckford Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than October 15, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, Final Remedial Investigation Report and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the New York Public Library, Greenpoint, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Community Board District 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn. 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: Larry Alden, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail: larry.alden@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

New York County (Bronx) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Community Facility Minor Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, the Horace Mann School, for a minor modification (Proposed Action) to a Large Scale Community Facility Development previously authorized pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 79-21, affecting the Horace Mann school campus located at 231 West 246th Street in the Fieldston section of Riverdale, Bronx Community District 8 (Project Site), New York. The Proposed Action would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to develop new community facility (Use Group 3) development totaling approximately 100,993 gross square foot on the Project Site (Proposed Project). Specifically, the Proposed Project would result in the construction of a 58,550 gross square foot science center, a 32,943 gross square foot aquatics center, a 4,500 gross square foot new entry into an existing gymnasium, and a 5,000 gross square foot maintenance building. In addition, the Applicant proposes to improve access and connections between existing buildings within the school campus. The Project Site is coterminous with the Large Scale Community Facility Development (Horace Mann LSCFD or LSCFD), and is generally bounded by Broadway to the east, West 246th Street to the south, Waldo Avenue to the west and West 251st Street to the north (Bronx Block 5814, Lots 1401, 1462, 1463, 1465; Block 5806, Lots 681; Block 5816, Lot 1701, as well as a portion of Block 5814, Lot 1102).

The Project Site is currently occupied with Use Group 3 community facility buildings and related accessory uses totaling 306,859 gross square foot. The Project Site is mapped with three zoning districts: R4, R6/C2-2 and R1-2. The R4 district permits a maximum of 0.75 FAR (0.9 with attic bonus) for residential use and 2.0 for community facility use. The R6/C2-2 district permits a maximum FAR of 2.43 for residential uses, 4.8 for community facility uses, and 1.0 for commercial use. The R1-2 district permits a maximum FAR of 0.5 for residential use. In addition, the Project Site is located in a Special Natural Area District that is designed to guide development in order to protect and preserve natural features.

The Project Site is governed by the LSCFD that was approved as part of an authorization in 2001 (Application No. N 000617 ZAX, the Authorization), regarding the location and use of the Horace Mann school's facilities, the maximum developable floor area and the bulk and height of buildings. The New York City Planning Commission approved the Authorization pursuant to Section 79-21 of the Zoning Resolution to allow for the construction of a new theater, entry and library on the school campus without regard for front yard requirements or height and setback regulations.

The Proposed Project would require a minor modification to the previously approved authorization to update the LSCFD Site Plan and to adjust its boundary to include Block 5814, Lot 1102; and to permit construction of 100,993 gross square foot of additional floor area.

Absent the Proposed Action, no new development would occur within the Project Site and the campus would remain in its current condition.

The analysis year for the Proposed Project is 2019.

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.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greater East Midtown Rezoning 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 until October 4, 2016. A public scoping sessions will be held on September 22nd, 2016 in two sessions with the first session starting at 2:00 pm and the second starting at 6:00 pm at the Manhattan Municipal Building, Mezzanine level, 1 Centre Street, New York, New York 10007; access through the North Entrance.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) for a zoning text amendment and a zoning map amendment ( Proposed Action) affecting an approximately 78 block area within the Greater East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan Community Districts 5 and 6, New York. The zoning text amendment would establish the East Midtown Subdistrict (Subdistrict) within the Special Midtown District which will supersede and subsume the existing Grand Central Subdistrict. The zoning map amendment would replace an existing C5-2 district with a C5-3 district, and extend the Special Midtown District and the East Midtown Subdistrict over the proposed C5-3 district.

The Proposed Action is anticipated to primarily facilitate new commercial office development by 2036, the analysis year for environmental review purposes. The reasonable worst case development scenario (RWCDS) for the Proposed Action identifies 16 projected development sites. On these sites, the Proposed Action is expected to result in a net increase of approximately 6.6 million gross square foot of office space and 0.16 million gross square foot of retail; and, a net decrease of 44 residential units and 0.8 million gross square foot of hotel space.

The proposed actions are intended to reinforce the area's standing as a premiere central business district, support the preservation of landmarks, and provide for public realm improvements.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning; 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271-3100; Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3488, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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