Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Southern Brooklyn Community Organization CEQR # 00DCP039K and ULURP # N000286ZRK will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the seeking of two amendments to the text of the NYC Zoning Resolution. First, an amendment to section 23-146, would create a new subparagraph "(e)" that eliminates the BSA special permit requirement for expansion of residences in the Boro Park Neighborhood and second, a companion amendment to section 73-622 would delete reference to the Boro Park Neighborhood, as the first amendment eliminates the special permit requirement for this type of residential expansion. The project is located within a 206 block area bounded by 39th Street, Dahill Road, Ditmas Avenue, McDonald Avenue, Bay Parkway, 61st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in the Boro Park Section of Community District 12, Brooklyn.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

New York - The NYC Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 300 Madison Avenue Office Building may have a significant adverse impact on the environmental and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A revised public scoping session will be held on July 13, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at 110 William Street, New York, NY, 4th Floor Conference Room. The action involves the construction of a new approximately one million gross sq. ft. office building with ground floor retail space and a 25 car accessory parking garage on the block bounded by 42nd and 41st Street, Madison and Fifth Avenues, Manhattan.

Contact: Douglas Rice, Vice President Planning, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3750, fax: (212) 312-3989, e-mail: drice@nycedc.com

Notice of Acceptance of a Draft Supplemental EIS and Public Hearing

New York City - The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hudson Center Residential Project. A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS will be held on July 26, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor (Conference Room). The project involves a Zoning Resolution to allow the existing building, plus an additional story to be constructed on its roof, to be used for approximately 30 dwellings 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 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 project is located at 256 West Street & 416/424 Washington Street, manhattan, Block 218, Lots 20, 23 and 28, Community District 1.

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