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ENB - Region 2 Notices 5/2/2018

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hebrew Home for the Aged Expansion 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 the applicant, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, Inc., seeks a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 74-901 for a Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) within an R1-1 zoning district, as well as multiple authorizations pursuant to the Special Natural Area District 2 requirements. The applicant is also seeking a certification pursuant to ZR Section 105-45 (Certification of Restoration Plan) for a proposed restoration plan with respect to natural features that were previously altered without prior approval of the New York City Planning Commission (Proposed Actions). The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)/ Lon Term Care Facility (LTCF) at the existing Hebrew Home campus located at 5701-5961 Palisade Avenue in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, Community District 8. The proposed project would include the demolition of several existing buildings and construction of one new building comprised of three new building segments. One new building segment on the North Site (Building 1) would be approximately 443,190 gross square feet, comprised of 271 independent senior living units. The two building segments on the South Site (Buildings 2 and 3) would total approximately 190,700 gross square feet, comprised of 117 independent senior living units. The analysis year for the Proposed Actions is 2024.

For Conditioned Negative Declaration:

The New York City Planning Commission has determined that the proposed action will have no significant effect on the quality of the environment, once modified as follows:

  1. The applicant will enter into a Restrictive Declaration (RD) to ensure the implementation of project components relating to construction (transportation) which would avoid the potential for any significant adverse impacts. The project components are as follows:
    • The applicant agrees to provide off-site parking and a shuttle service for construction workers to and from the development site for the duration of the construction period, as specified in an RD to be recorded against the property.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271; Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Kings Counties - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed M1 Hotel Text Amendment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the Drat EIS are requested and will 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 New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY, 10271-3100 and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/eis-documents.page.

The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) is proposing a zoning text amendments to establish a New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) special permit for new hotel development in M1 districts citywide. The NYCPC special permit would be required for transient accommodations including hotels, motels, tourist cabins and boatels. This would allow for more balanced neighborhood growth and prevent conflicts with viable industrial businesses in core industrial areas, while supporting the growth of other kinds of commercial uses and, in limited instances, residential uses in other light manufacturing districts.

The proposed NYCPC special permit would apply to all M1 zoning districts, excluding MX or paired M1/R districts, except for: a) M1 districts that include airport property and areas adjacent to airports that are predominantly non-residential; and, b) M1 districts with existing hotel special permit provisions. The analysis year for the environmental review is 2028.

The project is located M1 zoning districts New York City-wide.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York Ciy Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271; Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov


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