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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/21/2017

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dance Theater of Harlem will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request from the project sponsor, BRP DTH Development LLC, for construction financing from the NYC HPD Neighborhood Construction Program to facilitate the development of a new affordable housing building with community facility space. The project site is located at 847 St. Nicholas Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 9, New York. The privately-owned project site measures approximately 7,069 square feet in area and is currently vacant. The project site is located within the National Register (NR) listed Sugar Hill Historic District. Under the proposal, the project site would be developed with a new 7 story residential building containing 39 dwelling units of affordable housing and approximately 700 square feet of community facility space in the form of a dance studio. The proposed project would be built in conformance with the existing R7A district and is expected to be completed and operational in 2019. Construction of the proposed project would occur in accordance with a New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) approved Construction Protection Plan (CPP). The CPP has been prepared to avoid inadvertent construction damage to nearby historic buildings during construction of the proposed project. NYC LPC approved the CPP on May 11, 2017. Implementation of the NYC LPC approved CPP will be required through the Regulatory Agreement between NYC HPD and the project sponsor. In addition, the proposed project would be constructed in compliance with a Certificate of Appropriateness issued by NYC LPC, as required by the New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) for sites within historic districts seeking new building permits.

Contact: Aaron Werner, NC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7A-4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5953, E-mail:

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