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ENB - Region 2 Notices 4/18/2018

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Technical Memorandum on the proposed Inwood Rezoning Proposal. A public hearing on the Draft EIS and Technical Memorandum will be held on May 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning, Lower Concourse, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Public comments on the Draft EIS and Technical Memorandum will end on May 21, 2018. An on-line version of the Draft EIS and Technical Memorandum are available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www1/nyc/gov/site/oec/environmental-quality-review/17DME007M.page

The City of New York, acting through the New York City (NYC) Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, is proposing a series of land use and other discretionary actions (the Proposed Actions) to implement recommendations of a comprehensive plan, the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan, to redevelop and revitalize an approximately 59 block area of the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 12, New York.

Since the issuance of the Notice of Completion for the Draft EIS, the City of New York has proposed modifications to the zoning map amendments. With these modifications, the Proposed Actions by 2032 are expected to result in a net increase of 4,340 dwelling units (DUs), including up to 1,560 affordable units, 451,902 square feet of community facility space, and 1,216,645 square feet of commercial space, and a net decrease of 50,614 square feet of light industrial space. An assessment to determine whether these modifications would alter the conclusions of the DEIS is presented in a Technical Memorandum. The assessment concludes that the proposed modifications would not result in any new or different significant adverse impacts that were not already identified in the Draft EIS. Modifications shown in the Technical Memorandum will be incorporated into the Final EIS.

The Proposed Project would require the following discretionary approvals: Zoning map amendments, Zoning text amendments, City Map Changes, Disposition of Real Property, Acquisition of Real Property, Urban Development Action Area and Urban Development Action Area Project Designation, and a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Tidal Wetlands Permit.

Contact: Esther Brunner, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007; Phone: (212)676-3203, E-mail: ebrunner@cityhall.nyc.gov


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