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ENB - Region 2 Notices 12/21/2016

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 255 Randolph Street Properties, LLC for a site known as 255 Randolph Street, site ID #C224247. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 255 Randolph Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than January 20, 2017. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Brooklyn Public Library-Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, 11206 and the Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, 11211. 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: Richard Mustico, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7015;, Phone: (518) 402-9647, E-mail: richard.mustico1@dec.ny.gov.

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Conditioned Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 125 Edgewater Street 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, Pier 21 Development LLC,& for a series of land use approvals to facilitate a mixed-use development with a waterfront public access area on a property located at 125 Edgewater Street, Block 2820, Lot 90 (Development Site) in the Rosebank neighborhood in Staten Island, Community District 1, New York. The area affected by the Proposed Actions also includes Block 2820, Lot 95, and parts of Lots 105 and 110. The Proposed Actions involve several discretionary approvals: 1. Zoning Map Amendments to extend the Special Stapleton Waterfront District (SW) to include the Project Area, and to change an existing M2-1 Zoning District to a M2-1(SW), R6(SW) and R6/C2-2 (SW) Zoning Districts; 2. Zoning Text Amendments to create two new subareas (Subareas D and E) in the Special Stapleton Waterfront District and to establish regulations for these subareas; to amend Appendix Maps 1-5 and to modify Appendix F to incorporate Mandatory Inclusionary Housing; 3. A Zoning Authorization from the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) pursuant to ZR Section 62-822(c), Authorization for phased development of waterfront public access areas. The Proposed Actions also involve a Zoning Certification from the Chairperson of the NYCPC pursuant to ZR Section 62-811(b), Waterfront public access and visual corridors. In addition, a tidal wetland permit approval, a State action, by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation would be required. The Proposed Actions would facilitate the construction of three mixed-use buildings totaling 351,567 gross square foot of residential space, 24,173 gross square foot of commercial space, 102,954 square foot of parking space, and a waterfront public access area consisting of public open space, upland connection, and visual corridors. Absent the Proposed Actions, it is expected that the development site would not be redeveloped. The analysis year for the Proposed Project is 2019. To avoid any potential significant adverse impacts, an (E) designation (E-401) for air quality and noise would be placed on Block 2820, Lot 90, and an (E) designation (E-401) for hazardous materials would be placed on Block 8=2820, Lots 90, 95, 105 and 110.

The conditions are:

The New York City Planning Commission has determined that the Proposed Actions will have no significant effect on the quality of the environment, once it is modified as follows:

  1. The following project improvements shall be incorporated into the proposed project to avoid traffic impacts:
    1. Bay Street and Edgewater Street/Front Street: Modify the signal timing by shifting 2 seconds of green time from the westbound phase to the northbound/southbound phase during the weekday midday peak hour. Coordinate the signal offset with the adjacent intersection of Bay Street and Willow Avenue during the weekday PM peak hour.
    2. Bay Street and Willow Avenue: Modify the signal timing by shifting 1 second of green time from the northbound/southbound phase to the eastbound/westbound during the weekday AM and PM peak hours, and shifting 2 seconds of green time from the eastbound/westbound phase to the northbound/southbound during the weekday midday peak hour. Shift the signal offset
      from 22 seconds to 8 seconds to coordinate with the adjacent intersection of Bay Street and Edgewater Street/Front Street during the weekday PM peak hour.
    3. Bay Street and Hylan Boulevard: Modify the signal timing by shifting 2 seconds of green time from the eastbound lead/southbound right turn lag phase to the eastbound/westbound phase and 2 seconds of green time from the northbound/southbound phase during the weekday AM peak hour; modify signal timing by shifting 1 second of green time from the eastbound lead/southbound right turn lag phase to the eastbound/westbound phase and 1 second of green time from the northbound/southbound phase during the weekday midday peak hour; and shifting 2 seconds of green time from the eastbound lead/southbound right turn lag phase to the eastbound/westbound phase and 1 second of green time from the northbound/southbound phase during the weekday PM peak hour.
    4. Edgewater Street and Lynhurst Avenue. Install an all-way stop control at this intersection to allow for pedestrian crosswalks to be implemented across Edgewater Street which would facilitate pedestrian flow to and from the project site.
  2. The Applicant shall conduct an all-way stop control warrant study at the intersection of Edgewater Street and Lynhurst Avenue/Project Driveway during the Build year and submit it to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Signals Division for review and final approval.
  3. The Applicant shall inform the New York City Department of Transportation six (6) months prior to the completion and occupation of the proposed project Upon the full build-out condition, all expenses related to the design, installation of the all-way stop control, proposed geometric modifications, traffic signs and pavement markings, etc. shall be funded by the Applicant.
  4. The applicant agrees to incorporate the above referenced improvements into the proposed project via the Restrictive Declaration to be recorded in conjunction with a zoning certification from the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to ZR Section 62-811(b) (Waterfront public access and visual corridors). By the terms of ZR Section 62-811(b), no excavation or building permit can be issued for development on the site prior to the issuance of the certification, and no certification can be issued except on the condition that the Restrictive Declaration is executed and recorded pursuant to ZR Section 62-74 (Requirements for Recordation).

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


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