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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/18/2017

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 1299 First LLC for a site known as Former Nu-Brite Cleaners, site ID #C231072. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of New York, and is located at 1299 1st Avenue.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at New York Public Library, 67th Street Branch, 328 East 67th Street, NY 10065.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Bryan Wong, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4905, E-mail: yukyin.wong@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by November 17, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Ahold U.S.A., Inc. for a site known as Belle Harbor Shopping Center, site ID #C241048. This site is located in the neighborhood of Belle Harbor, within the County Queens, and is located at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Central Library, Archive Department, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 and Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue #311, Far Rockaway, NY 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Hasan Ahmed, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-6405, E-mail: hasan.ahmed@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by November 17, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Conditioned Negative Declaration (Revised)

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.

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, 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 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, Project Site) comprising a combined total of 266,542 gross square feet of residential use, including approximately 262 dwelling units, of which 79 would be affordable, 13,723 gross square feet 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. An Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) was completed on June 16, 2017 and a Conditional Negative Declaration (CND) was issued on June 16, 2017. A revised EAS, dated September 15, 2017, incorporates adjustments to the air quality mobile source and stationary source analyses after the issuance of the CND on June 16, 2017. The revised air quality analyses resulted in additional restrictions incorporated into the (E) designation as it relates to heating, ventilating and air conditioning stack location (HVAC) requirements on Building B. The proposed project as described and illustrated in the Revised EAS, would comply with the new restriction. As described in the Revised EAS, it was determined that the revised air quality analyses would not otherwise alter the conclusions of the previous EAS and CND

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 morning 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 afternoon/evening 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 morning 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 morning and afternoon/evening 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 morning 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 morning hour.

The provision of the traffic mitigation measures has been incorporated into a restrictive declaration (Restrictive Declaration) that was executed on August 3, 2017 and recorded against the Project Site on August 23, 2017. The Restrictive Declaration restricts 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 filing any builder's pavement plan with the New York City Department of Buildings in connection with an application for a permit for the Proposed Development. The Restrictive Declaration also requires that the Declarant notify 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-437) would be assigned to the Project Site (Block 2050, Lot 100).

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: oabinad@planing.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed West 108th Street West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing Development. A public hearing on the targeted Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the New York City Planning Commission's (NYCPC) public hearing pursuant to Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Written comments on the Draft EIS are requested and would be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/environmental-review.page.

The action involves an application by New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) and the project sponsor, the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH), for approval of several discretionary actions subject to NYCPC approval (collectively, Proposed Actions) to facilitate the construction of two new buildings consisting of affordable and supportive housing and community facility uses on West 108th Street in the Manhattan Valley neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 7, New York. The Proposed Actions would result in the construction of approximately 277 units of affordable housing (including supportive housing), an approximately 31,000 gross square feet transitional housing facility for older adults with approximately 110 shelter beds, and an additional approximately 6,400 gross square feet of other community facility uses. This proposed development would consist of two buildings: the Western Development (Block 1863, Lots 5, 10, and 13), with approximately 193,000 gross square feet of floor area (maximum height of 11 stories), and the Eastern Development (Block 1863, Lot 26), with approximately 45,000 gross square feet of floor area (maximum height of 11 stories). The Western Development is expected to be completed and fully operational by the end of 2020. The Eastern Development is expected to be completed and fully occupied by the end of 2025.

Contact: Aaron Werner, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7A-4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5953, E-mail: wernera@hpd.nyc.gov.


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