Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/12/2016

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Acadia 3780-3858 Nostrand Avenue LLC for a site known as Former Debbie Cleaners, site ID #C224237. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 3800-3808 Nostrand Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 11, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue and the Brooklyn and Brooklyn Community Board 15, Kingsboro Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, C Cluster, Room C124, 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: Michael MacCabe, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9687, E-mail: michael.maccabe@dec.ny.gov.

To have information such as this notice sent right to your e-mail, sign up with county e-mail listservs available at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 62-10 Northern Boulevard LLC for a site known as the Queensboro Toyota, site ID #C241187. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Queens, and is located at 62-10 Northern Boulevard. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 11, 2016. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Queens Library at Woodside, 52-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377. 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: Javier Perez-Maldonado, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-8172, E-mail: Javier.Perez-Maldonado@dec.ny.gov.

To have information such as this notice sent right to your e-mail, sign up with county e-mail listservs available at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Bronx) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Barnett Avenue Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Upper Manhattan Development Corp., for a zoning map amendment affecting a portion of Block 2458 (Block 2458, Lots 6, 13, 35, 43, 49, and p/o Lots 16, 25, and 26, Affected Area) in the Concourse Village neighborhood of Bronx, Community District 4, New York. The zoning map amendment would rezone the Affected Area from the existing C8-3 district to three new districts: R8 (applicable to Block 2458, Lot 13), R7D (applicable to Block 2458, Lots 49, 6, 35, 43 and p/o Lots 16, 25 and 26), and R7D/C1-4 (applicable to Block 2458, Lot 35 and p/o Lot 26). The Applicant is also seeking a zoning text amendment to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 23-933 Appendix F to establish a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area that is coterminous with the entire Affected Area. The proposed zoning map and text amendments (collectively, Proposed Actions) would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to construct three buildings on three sites under their control: Block 2458, Lot 13 (Projected Site 1); Lot 35 (Projected Site 2); and Lot 49, (Projected Site 3). The development proposed on Projected Sites 1-3 would total 218,617 gross square feet of residential uses (213 dwelling units, 140 of which would be affordable for households earning up to 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)), 6,300 gross square feet of commercial retail use, 9,500 gross square feet of community facility use, and 49 accessory parking spaces (Proposed Developments).

In addition to the proposed zoning map and text amendment, the Applicant also seeks discretionary financing for the residential component of the proposed developments on Projected Sites 1-3, from the New York City of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD). A coordinated environmental review was conducted with NYC HPD acting as an involved agency.

For the purposes of presenting a conservative environmental review analysis, it was assumed that two additional sites, not under the Applicant's control, would be redeveloped in the future with the Proposed Actions: Block 2458, Lot 6 (Projected Site 4) and Block 2458, Lot 43 (Projected Site 5). In total, all five Projected Sites are expected to be redeveloped with a total 432,964 gross square feet of residential use (433 dwelling units, 130 of which are expected to be affordable pursuant to the Mandatory Inclusionary Program), 6,300 gross square feet of commercial use, 40,246 gross square feet of community facility use, and 114 accessory off-street parking spaces.

The sites located within the Affected Area are developed with a total of 4,250 gross square feet of general service use (Use Group 16), 9,800 gross square feet of community facility use (Use Group 4), 43,146 gross square feet of manufacturing use (Use Group 17 and 18), and 399 public parking spaces. Specifically, Projected Site 1 is occupied by an existing parking facility with 150 public parking spaces. Projected Site 2 is occupied by a 4,250 gross square feet general service building shared between an automotive repair service and a laundromat, and 99 unenclosed public parking spaces. Projected Site 3 is occupied by a 150 space public parking lot. Other lots within the Affected Area include a 9,800 gross square feet church (Lot 43, Projected Site 5), and a 43,416 gross square feet manufacturing building which contains a furniture warehouse and poultry facility (Lot 6, Projected Site 4). The rezoning area also includes portions of lots developed with three 6 story art-deco apartment buildings on Lots 16, 25, and 26, which are not expected to be affected by the proposed actions. These buildings are located within the Historic District designated by New York City Landmark Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) and the National Register of Historic Places.

The entire Affected Area is currently zoned C8-3, which permits a maximum allowable commercial FAR of 2.0 and community facility FAR of 6.5. Portions of the Affected Area (p/o Lots 6, 13, 16, 25, and 26) are within the Special Grand Concourse Preservation District.

The proposed rezoning would permit a maximum residential FAR of 7.2 in the proposed R8 district, a maximum residential FAR of 5.6 in the proposed R7D district, and a maximum commercial FAR of 2.0 within the proposed C1-4 commercial overlay. In the future with the Proposed Actions, the current development on Projected Site 1 would be demolished, and the site would be redeveloped with a 14 story 56,623 gross square feet residential building with 53 dwelling units and 8 accessory parking spaces; Projected Site 2 would be developed with a 12 story 116,817 gross square feet mixed residential and commercial building containing 90 dwelling units, 6,300 gross square feet of ground floor retail use, and 23 accessory parking spaces; and Projected Site 3 would be developed with a 100,531 gross square feet mixed residential and community facility building containing 70 dwelling units, 9,500 gross square feet of community facility use, and 18 accessory parking spaces. Per Option 2 of the MIH program, at least 30 percent of the residential floor area would be reserved for residents with incomes averaging 80 percent AMI. In accordance with the MIH program, and NYC HPD and New York Housing Development Corporation (NYC HDC) discretionary financing approvals, it is expected that 140 dwelling units out of the proposed 213 units would be affordable for households earning up to 60 percent AMI, and 73 would be affordable for households earning up between 80 to 100 percent.

The analysis year for the Proposed Actions is 2021. Absent the Proposed Actions, the Affected Area is expected to remain in its existing condition.

Subsequent to the issuance of an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) on May 20, 2016 (the May 2016 EAS) and Negative Declaration on May 23, 2016, a Revised EAS was issued on September 30, 2016. The Revised EAS provides additional supplemental information which clarifies State regulations of odor emissions from an existing facility within the Affected Area. The additional information provided does not alter the conclusions of the May 2016 EAS or the May 2016 Negative Declaration.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY10271, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: oabinad@planing.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