Public Meetings

The Environmental Justice Advisory Group, established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be holding four public meetings throughout New York State to solicit comments on environmental justice issues affecting the people of the State of New York. The meeting schedule is as follows:

June 27, 2000 New York, NY Federal Building
290 Broadway, 30th Floor, NY, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM AND
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 12, 2000 Albany, NY Council of Community Services Bldg.
200 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Please plan to arrive on time in order to participate fully in the meeting.*

Topics for Comment: We invite you to comment on any of the following issues, or any other environmental justice-related issues of concern to you:

If you cannot attend one of the public meetings, you can send written comments to:

Monica Abreu Conley, Esq., Environmental Justice Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 611, Albany, NY 12233-1040 or send an email at envirju@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (New York City) - The NYC Board of Standards & Appeals, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed BSA Cal. No.: 180-95-BZ, CEQR No.: 96-BSA-048M Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 26, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at 40 Rector Street (Conference Room - 9th Floor). Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 7, 2000. The action involves an application pursuant to Section 72-21 of the Zoning Resolution to (i) to allow the existing building, plus an additional story to be constructed on its roof, to be used for approximately 30 dwelling units, and to construct on the portion of the project site not in the historic district, a new 18-story structure, connected to the existing building by a one-story structure, which would contain 60 to 112 dwelling units, and (ii) construct below grade on the site a parking garage with 90 parking spaces, of which no more than 32 spaces will be accessory and the remainder for the public. The northeast portion of the project site is currently improved with a vacant five-story building which is located in the Tribeca North Historic District. The project is located 256 West Street and 416/424 Washington Street, Block 218, Lots 20, 23, and 28, Community District 1, New York, New York. The project site is located in an M1-5 zoning district and also in Area B2 within the Special Tribeca Mixed Use District.

Contact: Rory Levy, CEQR Examiner, Board of Standards & Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006-1705, phone:(212) 676-2818, Fax: (212) 676-2828.