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ENB - Region 2 Notices 1/24/2018

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Parks, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Andrew Haswell Green Park - Phase 2B will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the development of the Phase 2B portion of the multi-phased Andrew Haswell Green Park project in Manhattan. The Phase 2B project site is located along the East River between East 60th and East 62nd Streets and includes a pedestrian ramp and overpass that serves as the southernmost entrance to the East River Esplanade, as well as an unimproved area along the waterfront adjacent to the ramp. Phase 1, which has already been completed, improved a 1.98-acre portion of the park to the north of the project site. Phase 2A, which included improvements to the adjacent recreational pavilion, was recently completed and opened to the public in November 2017.

The current Phase 2B project includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the piers and platform supporting a portion of the park, rehabilitation of the East 60th Street pedestrian overpass and ramp structure, and park improvements (e.g., landscaping, construction of walkways, lighting). These improvements would create approximately 1.1-acres of primarily passive recreation area, including an extension of the waterfront esplanade, new terraced stairs leading from the ramp to the esplanade, a grass lawn slope, and a terraced garden.

The project is located in the Andrew Haswell Green Park in Manhattan, NY.

Contact: Owen Wells, 830 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10065; Phone: (212) 360-3492, Fax: (212) 360-3453, E-mail: owen.wells@parks.nyc.gov


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East 14th & Irving Place will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves an application from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC), in coordination with Fourteenth at Irving, LLC, to facilitate the development of an office and retail development on a City-owned site in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan (collectively, Proposed Project). The Proposed Project would consist of a 21-story (approximately 301-foot tall), 256,130 gross square feet, mixed use office and retail building that would include approximately 27,625 gross square feet, of retail uses; approximately 204,037 gross square feet, of office uses, including approximately 133,518 gross square feet, of step up and traditional office space; and approximately 70,519 gross square feet, of Civic Hall space. The remaining 24,468 gross square feet, would be allocated towards the lobby, common areas, and mechanical space. The Proposed Project is expected to be completed by 2020. To facilitate the Proposed Project, the Applicant is seeking discretionary approvals including zoning map and text amendments, a special permit for modifications for height and setback and yard regulations, and the approval of business terms pursuant to 384(b)(4). The Project Site is located on Block 559, Lot 16 and is part of a zoning lot which also includes Lot 55. Lot 55 is improved with an approximately 103,014 gsf, 12-story residential rental building constructed in 1994 known as the Genesis Robert F. Kennedy Apartments which will remain. The Project Site, which is under the jurisdiction DCAS, is intended to be leased for a period of 99 years to the New York City Land Development Corporation, which intends to assign said lease to Fourteenth at Irving, LLC. The NYCEDC will thereafter administer the lease.

The project is located at 24 East 14th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, Community District 3, New York.

Contact: Denise Pisani, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007; Phone: (212) 676-3290, E-mail: dpisani@cityhall.nyc.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jerome Avenue Rezoning.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) for a series of land use actions, including zoning map amendments, zoning text amendments and city map changes (Proposed Actions), in connection with the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Study (Study), devised in close partnership with community stakeholders and city agencies. The purpose of the Study is to support and implement the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan (Plan), which is the subject of an on-going community engagement process, to create opportunities for new affordable housing and community facilities including new parkland, establish requirements that a share of housing remain permanently affordable, diversify area retail, support small businesses and entrepreneurs, and promote a safe and walkable pedestrian realm.

The Proposed Actions would rezone an approximately 92-block area primarily along Jerome Avenue and its east west commercial corridors in Bronx Community Districts 4 and 5 and 7 (Rezoning Area), and would establish the Special Jerome Avenue District coterminous with the Rezoning Area. The Rezoning Area is generally bounded by East 165th Street to the south and 184th Street to the north; and also includes portions of Edward L. Grant Highway, East 170th Street, Mount Eden Avenue, Tremont Avenue, Burnside Avenue and East 183rd Street. The proposed city map changes are located a block outside of the Rezoning Area in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx, Community District 4. The Proposed Actions are expected to result in a net increase of approximately 3,250 dwelling units, 72,273 square feet of community facility space, 35,575 square feet of commercial/retail space; and net decrease of 47,795 square feet of industrial space and 98,002 square feet of auto-related uses.

The project is located Jerome Avenue, from East 165th Street to 184th Street in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.

A hard copy of the Final EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 120 Broadway, 31st Fl, New York, NY 10271

The online version of the Final EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/jerome-avenue.page

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


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