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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/7/2017

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Primary School K557. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Board 7, 4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 27, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www.nycsca.org/Community/New-School-Sites.

The New York City School Construction Authority on behalf of the New York City Department of Education proposes the acquisition of two private sites, including the former 68th Street Police Precinct Station House and Stable, to construct a new approximately 332 seat primary school The project is located at 4302 4th Avenue & 364 43rd Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Kelly Murphy, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 472-8204, E-mail: kmurphy@nycsca.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pfizer Sites Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the New York City Planning Commission's citywide public hearing pursuant to Universal Land Use Review Process (ULURP). Written comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be received by the New York City Department of City Planning until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. Hard copies of the Draft EIS are available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/pfizer-sites.page.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Harrison Realty LLC, for a zoning map amendment from M3-1 to R7A/C2-4, R7D/C2-4, R7D, and R8A/C2-4 zoning districts and a zoning text amendment to designate a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Area (MIHA) to facilitate new mixed-use development on two blocks in the South Williamsburg section of Brooklyn Community District 1, new York. The 182,366 square foot project area owned by the Applicant consists of two trapezoidal-shaped blocks, including: (1) the 71,322 square foot Northern Block, bounded on the north by Walton Street, on the east by Harrison Avenue, on the south by Wallabout Street, and on the west by Union Avenue; and (2) the 111,044 square foot Southern Block bounded on the north by Wallabout Street, on the east by Harrison Avenue, on the south by Gerry Street, and on the west by Union Avenue.

The project area, which is currently undeveloped and is used for temporary activities pursuant to short-term rental agreements, would be rezoned from M3-1 to R7A, R7D, and R8A; a C2-4 commercial overlay would be mapped on the majority of the rezoning area, except for a 65 foot wide, 3,900 square foot portion of the Northern Block. The applicant also seeks a zoning text amendment to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Appendix F to establish the project area as a MIHA, which would require a share of residential floor area be reserved for affordable housing pursuant to the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program. The applicant proposes to map Option 1 and Option 2 of MIH; Option 1 requires that at least 25 percent of the residential floor area be reserved for residents with incomes averaging 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI), with ten percent of units affordable at 40 percent AMI; Option 2 requires 30 percent of residential floor area is provided at 80 percent AMI. In connection with the proposed project, the Applicant will develop two publicly-accessible open spaces totaling 26,000 square foot within the project area. The publicly accessible open space is incorporated into a Restrictive Declaration (RD) recorded against the property.

The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to construct a 1,771,487 gross square foot mixed use development consisting of eight buildings featuring reaching a maximum height of 140 feet (14 stories) and two publicly accessible open space amenities. The development would provide a total of 1,146 Dwelling Units (DU), of which 287 DUs would be affordable in accordance with the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program; 64,807 gross square foot of local retail space; 404 accessory parking spaces; and 26,000 square foot of publicly accessible open space. The publicly accessible open space would be provided in midblock corridors on each block measuring 65 feet wide by 200 feet long and aligned on a north-south axis parallel to Harrison Avenue.

The proposed rezoning and text amendments are discretionary actions, subject to environmental review.

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.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Greater East Midtown Rezoning. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/eis-documents.page.

The action involves a proposed zoning text and zoning map amendments (Proposed Action) within the East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan. The Proposed Action is intended to reinforce the area's standing as a premiere Central Business District, support the preservation of landmarked buildings, and provide for public realm improvements.

The proposed action includes a zoning text amendment to establish the East Midtown Subdistrict within an approximately 78 block area generally bounded by East 57th Street to the north, East 39th Street to the south, a line generally between 150 and 200 feet easterly of Third Avenue and a line 250 feet westerly of Madison Avenue. The proposed Subdistrict would supersede the existing Grand Central Subdistrict, and would allow for increased floor area ratios (FARs) between 18.0 and 27.0. The text amendment would also create five new discretionary mechanisms within the Subdistrict. The zoning map amendment would rezone an existing C5-2 district (bounded by East 43rd Street to the north, East 42nd Street to the south, Second Avenue to the east, and a line 200 feet easterly of Third Avenue to the west) would be replaced by a C5-3 district, and would be included in the proposed East Midtown Subdistrict. The project is generally bounded by East 57th Street, Third Avenue, East 39th Street, and Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212)720-3423, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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