ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

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 action involves the construction of 330 units of elderly housing in three, 7 story structures with 83 on-site parking spaces and 77, 633 square feet of open space. The project is bounded by Merrick Boulevard, 107th Avenue, 166th Street and Hendrickson Place.

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

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The NYC Board of Standards & Appeals, as lead agency has determined that the proposed application for a BSA variance pursuant to Z.R. 72-21 to permit, in an M3-1 zoning district, the proposed residential use on a site currently occupied by an accessory parking lot for restaurant patrons and auto storage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. The project is located at103/117 Kent Avenue, Block 2317, Lots 1, 3, 5/8 and 36, Brooklyn.

The conditions imposed are: 1. The Landmarks Preservation Commission's (LPC) has completed its review of the applicant's archaeological documentary study submitted for the above-referenced project site and finds it acceptable. LPC's review of the study indicates that there is the potential for the recovery of remains from circa 1850s occupation on the project site for 105, 107, and 109 Kent Avenue and 61 North 7th Street. Accordingly, a field testing scope of work shall be prepared for LPC's review. The applicant shall not commence any site grading, excavation, or building construction on the project site until the LPC approves of this study and determines that there are no archaeological concerns. 2. DEP's Bureau of Air, Noise and Hazardous Materials (BANHM) has reviewed the Revised Sampling Protocol for soil gas and soil/groundwater testing on Block 2317, Lots 1, 3, 5/8 and 36 and finds it acceptable. The applicant is required to conduct soil and groundwater testing on the project site to further characterize and delineate the potential for hazardous materials contamination. In addition, appropriate remediation actions, if necessary would be undertaken by the applicant. The applicant agrees through a Declaration reviewed and approved by the NYC DEP to address/remediate all contamination on the site prior to any site disturbance (i.e. - site grading, excavation, demolition, or building construction). Adherence to these procedures will ensure that no significant impact on the public health of future site occupants or construction workers would occur. 3. A minimum of 35 dBA window/wall attenuation shall be provided so that, with the windows closed, the interior noise levels for the proposed residential project do not exceed the 45 dBA noise level requirement. The closed window condition requires that an alternate means of ventilation be provided including, but not limited to, the provision of central air-conditioning and the provision of air-conditioning sleeves containing air-conditioner or HUD-approved fans.

BSA CAL. NO.: 236-98-BZ

CEQR NO.: 99-BSA-002K

Please refer to the project's BSA Calendar and CEQR numbers in all correspondence. The final date of the public comment period will be March 9, 2000.

Contact: Rory Levy, CEQR Examiner, Board of Standards and Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10006-1705


Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority as lead agency has determined that the proposed Intermediate School 137 - Queens will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of an intermediate school, serving sixth through eighth grades, with a capacity of up to 1,700 seats. The project site (Block 9176, Lots 100 & 130 and Block 9172, Lots 85 (portion) & 150 (portion)) is approximately 169,246 square feet (3.89 acres) in area and is irregular in shape. The proposed school would vary in height from one to four stories tall and would contain approximately 181,500 gross square feet of space devoted to classroom, administrative, library, gymnasium, and support functions. An existing ball field would remain on the southernmost portion of the site in addition to 12,000 square feet of outdoor play area. The building and its main entrance would face 98th Street. The proposed project would help to relieve the overcrowding that exists in Community School District 27. The project is located 109-01 98th Street, Ozone Park, Queens.

The conditions imposed include adjustments to traffic signal phasing and restriping of Rockaway Boulevard to create an exclusive right-turn lane onto Woodhaven Boulevard, could successfully mitigate the traffic impact of the proposed action. The SCA will petition the New York City Department of Transportation prior to completion of construction to implement adjustments to traffic signal phasing and restriping to result in no significant impact on traffic and transportation in the project site area. In the absence of any compensating changes in traffic signal cycle times or posted regulations, the proposed action would have a significant adverse impact on the westbound approaches to several intersections along Rockaway Boulevard. During the morning peak hour, the westbound approaches to the 97th Street, 98th Street, Liberty Avenue, and Woodhaven Boulevard intersections would all experience significantly increased levels of congestion. In the absence of mitigation, the proposed action would also have a significant adverse impact on the eastbound Liberty Avenue approach to the avenue's intersection with Cross Bay Boulevard and 94th Street during the morning and afternoon peak hours. Finally, without traffic mitigation measures, the project would have a significant adverse impact on the unsignalized intersection of 99th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, through which all school buses and special education vehicles would pass on their way to and from the school.

Contact: Ross Holden, Vice President & General Counsel, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 472-8220 Fax: (718) 472-8808.