ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Negative Declarations

Queens County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development as lead agency has determined that the proposed Allen Senior Residences will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the construction of 440 units of elderly housing in four, 10 story structures with 99 on-site parking spaces and 87,632 aq. Ft. of passive open space. The project is located between Merrick Boulevard, 107th Street, 166th Street and Hendrickson Place in Queens.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director Environmental Review, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038.


Richmond County - The New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Planning and Administration as lead agency has determined that the proposed "The Gardens" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the development of approximately 488,368 sq. ft. of commercial space with 1312 parking spaces on an approximately 21.3 acre parcel. The project includes two office buildings, a hotel/convention center complex, two restaurants, two small retail buildings and a four story 763 space parking garage . The project is located on 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island.

Contact: Annette Barbaccia, Office of Environmental Coordination, City of New York, Office of the Mayor, New York, NY 10007.


Richmond County - The New York City Department of Business Services as lead agency has determined that the proposed National Lighthouse Center and Museum will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the disposition of City owned property and rezoning to allow for the restoration of six deteriorated buildings on the site of the Historic U. S. Lighthouse Service Depot in order to create the National Lighthouse Center and Museum. The project is located on Staten Island.

Contact: Deborah Weeks, New York City Department of Business Services, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 (212) 618-8991.

Draft EIS & Hearing

Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA)as lead agency has accepted a draft EIS for the proposed construction of a new childhood center at Public School 228-Queens The project involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding and construction of a new early childhood center on an approximately 19,000 square-foot site on the northeast corner of Northern Boulevard and 93rd Street in Jackson Heights. The proposed project includes a 300-seat, three-story school facility and an approximately 3,000 square-foot early childhood playground. The proposed project site will include approximately 11,500 square feet of adjacent Intermediate School 227's playground. The proposed project would alleviate over-crowding in Community School District #30 elementary schools, which operated at 110 percent of capacity during the 1998-1999 school year. The project is located at 93-01 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, Queens. Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until December 27, 1999. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on December 6, 1999 at 4:00 PM at Public School 149, 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President & General Counsel, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 472-8220.