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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/28/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 2840 Atlantic Holdings LLC for a site known as 2840 Atlantic Avenue, site ID #C224255. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 2840 Atlantic Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than July 28, 2017. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots Branch, 665 New Lots Avenue at Barbey Street, Brooklyn, 11207 and the Brooklyn Community Board 5, 404 Pine Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, 11208. 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: Steve Scharf, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway,12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-9620, E-mail: steven.scharf@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 661 Eighth Avenue Signage Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request by the applicant, 42nd & 8th Owner LLC, for a zoning text amendment to Zoning Resolution (ZR) §81-73 (Special Sign and Frontage Regulations) to apply the signage regulations applicable on the opposing three corners of 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue (Proposed Action) to the property located at 661 Eighth Avenue (Project Site) in the Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 4, New York. The Proposed Action would allow for advertising signage without size, elevation, or other restrictions, so long as the signage is oriented away from the predominantly residential uses to the west and north and is not produced with sound. The Proposed Action would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to install a digital rooftop advertising sign atop the existing building on the Project Site measuring no more than the diagonal length of the zoning lot, or approximately 110 feet (Proposed Project). The analysis year for this project is 2018.

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.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 220 Central Park South Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, VNO 224 West 58th Street LLC, for a Special Permit pursuant to New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 13-45 and 13-451 (Special Permit for Additional Parking Spaces and Additional Parking Spaces for Residential Growth). The Applicant is also seeking a joint New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) and New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Certification pursuant to ZR Section 26-16 (Curb Cuts). The Proposed Actions would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to increase the capacity from 24 spaces to 64 spaces (with 6 reservoir spaces) in a below-grade accessory parking garage (Proposed Garage) in a building that has been constructed on an as-of-right basis at 220 Central Park South (Block 1030, Lots 15, 16, 17, and 19, Project Site) within the Midtown neighborhood in Manhattan, Community District 5, New York. The Project Site is located immediately adjacent to New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) designated historic resources.

The Project Site is an irregularly-shaped midblock through lot facing Central Park South to the north and West 58th Street to the south; Block 1030 is bounded by Broadway to the west and 7th Avenue to the east. Currently, the Project Site is under construction pursuant to New York City Department of Building (NYC DOB) approved plans, which illustrate an approximately 625,000 gross square foot mixed-use building containing approximately 118 dwelling units (DUs), 460 gross square foot of local retail space, 24 parking spaces, and approximately 3,500 gross square foot of storage uses on the sub-cellar level. The Project Site has three curb cuts on West 58th Street with a combined length of 56 feet. These curb cuts served two parking garages formerly located on the Project Site but which closed prior to ongoing as-of-right construction on the Project Site.

The northern half of the Project Site, covering a portion of Lot 19, is located within a R10-H zoning district, while the southern half covering Lots 15, 16, 17, and the remaining portion of Lot 19 is located within an existing C5-1 zoning district. The Project Site is subject to the Manhattan Core parking requirements outlined in Article 1, Section 3 of the ZR, allowing new developments to provide accessory residential parking spaces equivalent to up to 20 percent of the number of new DUs (118 DUs, yielding approximately 24 spaces) and one space per every 4,000 square foot of commercial or community facility floor area.

Absent the Proposed Actions, the building on the Project Site, which is nearing completion, would be fully constructed pursuant to NYC DOB approved plans. The Project Site's three existing curb cuts on West 58th Street would be consolidated into two curb cuts and their locations would be shifted. These would include: (1) a 22 foot wide curb cut for the as-of-right accessory garage, located 5 feet east of the Project Site's western side lot line; and (2) a 22 foot wide curb cut for a motor court, located 19 feet west of the Project Site's eastern side lot line. The ground floor layout of the parking garage component of the building would contain six reservoir spaces, while the sub-cellar level of the existing garage would be used for storage and 24 parking spaces.

The proposed Special Permit, which would allow for the building to provide more parking spaces than allowed pursuant to the ZR, would permit an increase in the capacity of the below-grade, attended, accessory parking garage from 24 spaces to 64 spaces (along with 6 reservoir spaces), in approximately 15,537 gross square foot of space on portions of the first floor and sub-cellar levels. The requested 64 space capacity is based on the calculation of one space per 200 square feet (a calculation that provides the minimum capacity) per ZR Section 13-27, (Minimum and Maximum Size of Parking Facilities). The ground floor of the garage would contain six reservoir spaces, while the sub-cellar level of the garage would contain a mix of double-height stackers (7 stackers, providing space for 14 vehicles) and conventional attended-park spaces (50 spaces).

Pursuant to the proposed Certification, the dimensions and locations of the two curb cuts described above would be modified. Specifically, compared to the NYC DOB approved No-Action plans, the garage curb cut would be the same length but would be located three feet further to the east. As a result, the curb cut locations would be as follows: a 22 foot wide curb cut for the as-of-right accessory garage, located 8 feet east of the Project Site's western side lot line; and (2) a 22 foot wide curb cut for a motor court, located 19 feet west of the Project Site's eastern side lot line. Apart from the 3 foot shift eastward of the garage curb cut, No-Action and With-Action curb cut conditions would be the same, with no qualitative change in curb cut operations.

The analysis year for the Proposed Actions is 2018.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Campus Renovations Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a funding request received by DASNY from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA) for its Campus Renovations project, which would include the construction of a building to be used for student housing and a library (Proposed Project). For purposes of SEQR, the Proposed Action would consist of DASNY's authorization of the issuance of tax exempt Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 in an estimated aggregate principal amount not to exceed $51,000,000.

The Proposed Project would consist of the construction and equipping of a new, approximately 85,500 gross square foot building of eight stories plus a basement that would connect to JTSA's existing, approximately 127,711 gross square foot, 6 story (plus 10 story tower) building and house a new library facility and student residence hall. The new library facility would include general collection space for approximately 49,500 volumes, areas for special collections that would house approximately 37,500 items, areas for conservation and digitization, library staff offices, an approximately 202 seat capacity auditorium including a stage and green room, a 45 seat presentation room and two additional seminar rooms, an approximately 6,400 gross square foot atrium, a kitchen, a loading dock, an outdoor courtyard, a terrace and public bathrooms. The approximately 137 bed to 144 bed student residence hall would include two residence director apartments, study lounges and dining areas, kitchens, dishwashing pantries and laundry facilities. The Proposed Project would potentially also include reimbursement of costs related to the demolition of the former approximately 117,580 zoning square foot, 5 story JTSA library building that was located on the site of the new building to be constructed. The project is located at 3080 Broadway in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Sara E. Stein, DASNY, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10119, Phone: (212) 273-5092, E-mail: sstein@dasny.org.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tillary and Prince Streets Rezoning 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, YYY Brooklyn NY LLC., for a zoning map amendment from an R6 district to a C6-4 district, and a zoning text amendment to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 23-933 (Inclusionary Housing) Appendix F to establish a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area affecting a portion of a block (Block 2050, p/o Lot 1, Lot 100, and 104, the Rezoning Area) in the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood of Brooklyn Community District 2, New York. In addition, the Applicant is seeking a zoning text amendment to ZR Appendix E (Special Downtown Brooklyn District) to extend the Special Downtown Brooklyn District and the Flatbush Avenue Extension height Limitation Area over the Rezoning Area. The proposed zoning and text amendments (collectively the Proposed Actions) would facilitate a proposal by the Applicant to construct two attached predominantly residential buildings at 202-208 Tillary Street and 67-73 Prince Street (Lot 100, the Project Site) comprising a combined total of 266,542 gross square foot of residential use, including approximately 262 dwelling units, of which 79 would be affordable, 13,723 gross square foot of local retail space, and 44 vehicular accessory parking spaces and 132 bicycle parking spaces in a cellar-level garage. The Rezoning Area is located at the corner of Tillary Street and Prince Street. The Proposed Development is expected to be completed in 2020.

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. For purposes of presenting a conservative analysis, the Environmental Assessment Statement analyzed a development scenario which assumes the transfer of development rights from two non-applicant-owned sites within the Rezoning Area (p/o Lot 1 and Lot 104) to the Project Site. The traffic analysis under this scenario concluded that project-generated traffic has the potential to result in significant adverse impacts, during the AM peak hour, at the intersection of Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue, on the eastbound through movement, westbound through movement, and westbound right-turn movement. Average delays are projected to increase on all three movements (respectively, 5.3 seconds, 7.9 seconds, and 9.1 seconds), under Level of Service (LOS) F. During the PM peak hour, there would be significant adverse impacts at this intersection on the eastbound through movement, eastbound right-turn movement, and westbound through movement. Average delays are projected to increase on all three movements (respectively, 13 seconds, 3.2 seconds, and 5 seconds) under LOS F. The traffic analysis also found that project-generated traffic has the potential to result in significant adverse impact, during the AM peak hour, at the intersection of Tillary Street and Prince Street on the northbound right-turn movement, with an increase in average delays of 5.3 seconds under LOS D.

    The Applicant agrees to contact the New York City Department of Transportation, prior to the issuance of the first temporary or permanent certificate of occupancy for any portion of the Proposed Development, to inform them of the need to implement the following traffic mitigation measures:

    1. Transferring one second of green time at the intersection of Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue from the northbound/southbound signal phase to the eastbound/westbound through-right phase in the weekday AM and PM peak hours;
    2. Transferring one second of green time at the intersection of Tillary Street and Prince Street from the eastbound phase to the northbound phase in the weekday AM hour; and
    3. Transferring one second of green time at the intersection of Tillary Street and Gold Street, which operates on the same signal controller as the Tillary Street and Prince Street intersection, from the eastbound/westbound phase to the southbound phase in the weekday AM hour.

    The provision of the traffic mitigation measures described above shall be incorporated into a restrictive declaration that would be recorded against the Project Site (the Restrictive Declaration ) by the fifth business day prior to the scheduled public hearing. The Restrictive Declaration would restrict the manner in which the Project Site may be developed or redeveloped by requiring the Declarant to notify the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) prior to issuance of the first temporary or permanent certificate of occupancy for any portion of the Proposed Development. In consultation with NYC DOT, the proposed traffic mitigation measures were deemed to be reasonable and appropriate. Consequently, no significant adverse impacts related to traffic would occur.

  2. To avoid potential significant adverse impacts for hazardous materials, air quality, and noise, an(E) designation (E-347) would be assigned to the Project Site (Block 2050, Lot 100).

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: o_abinad@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lower Concourse North Project. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS and TM001 will be held in conjunction with the public hearing on the associated Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the Lower Concourse North Project on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the DGEIS and TM001 are requested and will be received and considered by the lead agency until 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017. The Draft GEIS is available on line at: www.nyc.gov/oec.

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. 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. For the purposes of presenting a conservative analysis, the Reasonable Worst Case Development Scenario 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 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 along Exterior Street would be created as part of the proposed project. The build year for the proposed project is 2023. The project is located in the Borough of 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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