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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/9/2016

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed BEC Phase 2 Year 15 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYC HPD, through its Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Portfolio Preservation (Year 15) Program, is proposing to extend the existing debt and is seeking approval of a tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL) of the State of New York for the properties located at 981-985 Park Place and 122 Kingston Avenue in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, Community District 8, and 67 Hanson Place in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 2. In addition to the above actions, substantial rehabilitation is proposed at these properties. No ground disturbance or changes to each building's overall floor area, height, or footprint are proposed. Partial funding for the rehabilitation activities would be provided by NYC HPD. The proposed actions are intended to preserve the affordability of the existing 132 dwelling units in these buildings. The buildings are located within the Crown Heights North (122 Kingston Avenue), Crown Heights North II (981-985 Park Place), and Brooklyn Academy of Music (67 Hanson Place) New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) designated and State/National Register-listed Historic Districts. The project sponsor is required to perform all rehabilitation activities at these properties in accordance with permits issued by NYC LPC's Preservation Department pursuant to Section 25-306 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. In the event that any State or Federal funding is sought in connection with the proposed project (not currently proposed), NYC HPD and the project sponsor would consult with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) prior to the release of any State or Federal funds and start of construction. The project is located at 981-985 Park Place, 122 Kingston Avenue, and 67 Hanson Place in Brooklyn, New .York

Contact: Aaron Werner, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5953, E-mail: wernera@hpd.nyc.gov


New York County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Third Party Transfer - Precise Management will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYC HPD, through its Third Party Transfer (TPT) Program, intends to facilitate the disposition through the accelerated Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP) process, of one City owned residential property, located at 157 West 122nd Street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, to the project sponsor, MLG 904 Development LLC, who will undertake rehabilitation at the property to provide four (4) dwelling units. The disposition and rehabilitation is being done in conjunction with two (2) additional privately-owned properties in Harlem, located at 23-27 West 119th Street and 244 Lenox Avenue. These two (2) properties were acquired in 2011 by Neighborhood Restore Housing Development Fund Corporation (NRHDFC) through the TPT Program. These two (2) properties will be sold to the project sponsor simultaneously with the disposition of the City owned property identified above, and will undergo rehabilitation to provide thirty-three (33) dwelling units. No ground disturbance or changes to each building's overall floor area, height, or footprint are proposed. The building at 244 Lenox Avenue is located within the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) designated Mount Morris Park Historic District, and the building at 157 West 122nd Street is located within the NYC LPC designated Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension. Therefore, any renovation or construction work at these two properties will require permits from NYC LPC's Preservation Department pursuant to Section 25-306 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. All three buildings are contributing buildings within the State/National Register of Historic Places (S/NR)-listed Mount Morris Park Historic District. In the event any State or Federal funding is sought in connection with all three buildings (not currently proposed), NYC HPD and the project sponsor would be required to consult with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) prior to the release of funds and commencement of any rehabilitation activities. The project is located at 3-27 West 119th Street, 244 Lenox Avenue and 157 West 122nd Street in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Aaron Werner, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5953, E-mail: wernera@hpd.nyc.gov


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lower Concourse North Project 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 December 19, 2016. A public scoping session will be held on December 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hostos Community College, Savoy Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 120 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451. The Scoping document is available from the contact listed below and on line at: www.nyc.gov/oec and www.nycedc.com.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the City of New York, is proposing a series of land use actions to activate a city-owned site along the Harlem River waterfront, referred to as the Lower Concourse North site, with new affordable and market-rate housing, commercial and community facility uses, and public open space (proposed project). It is assumed that the City of New York would design and construct the required waterfront open space at a future date per a design that would be completed in coordination with a specific development plan for the site once a developer has been selected. The proposed project would require the following approvals: a zoning map amendment; zoning text amendments; disposition of City owned property through sale or long-term ground lease in accordance with ULURP and New York City Charter Section 384(b)(4); and a New York City Planning Commission Special Permit pursuant to ZR Section 73-533 (reduction of parking spaces).

Finally, the proposed project would also require waterfront approvals from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the removal and replacement of the existing riprap shoreline and relieving platform that runs the length of the western side of the project site. For the purposes of presenting a conservative analysis, the reasonable worst case development scenario (RWCDS) anticipates that the project site would be redeveloped with up to 1,045 residential dwelling units, comprising a total residential floor area of 835,937 gross square feet; 50,000 gross square feet gross square feet of retail space; 25,000 gross square feet of food store space; 25,000 gross square feet of medical office space; and 50,000 gross square feet of office space. Roughly three acres of open space comprising waterfront open space, an extension of Mill Pond Park, and a new plaza fronting The project is located along the Harlem River Waterfront in the Bronx, New York.

Contact: Denise Pisani, Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 676-3290, E-mail: dpisani@cityhall.nyc.gov


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