ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Boston Road Rezoning will have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves zoning map changes which would alter the types of permitted uses in the Boston Road corridor from auto-related and semi-industrial uses to general commercial, residential, and community facility uses. The project is located along Boston Road, between Astor Avenue and DeReimer Avenue in Community Districts 11 and 12 in the Bronx.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MRI Research Center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a three-story, approximately 18,778 sq. ft. building on the undeveloped center portion of the AECOM campus with 19 required accessory parking spaces provided from the existing permitted on-site parking spaces. The project is located on Block 4147, Lot 1 and block 4205, Lot 2, Bronx Community district 11, in R4 and R6 zoning districts.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Waterside Estates at Cresthaven will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the construction of 51 single family homes which would be accessed by two private roads ending in cul-de-sacs. The project is located on Powell's Cove Boulevard bounded by 3rd Avenue and 150th Street within Community District 7 in Queens.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.

Revised Negative Declaration
New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Regent Tower will not have a significant environmental impact. The project involves a building with HDC financing containing 350 apartments and a 355-space parking garage with 70 spaces reserved accessory to the building and a building with market financing containing 400 apartments and a 355-space parking garage with 80 spaces reserved accessory to the building. The project is located on the east side of Eighth Avenue between West 53rd and 54th streets in Manhattan Community District 5.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.

Positive Declaration

New York County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bellevue Hospital Center Ambulatory Care Facility and Office of Chief Medical Examiner DNA may have a significant adverse effect on the environment and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) must be prepared. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) has received a funding application from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) for its Bellevue Hospital Center Ambulatory Care Facility and Office of Chief Medical Examiner DNA Laboratory Projects. The proposed action consists of DASNY's issuance of Dormitory Authority obligations on behalf of HHC. The proceeds of DASNY's tax-exempt bond issuance will be used to finance and construct the proposed project which consists of the demolition of Bellevue Hospital Center's (BHC) 114,375-gross-square-foot (gsf), multistory, 392-space parking facility and the construction of a 9-story, approximately 207,050-gsf Ambulatory Care Facility in that location. Existing ambulatory care departments on the BHC campus will be consolidated into the new Ambulatory Care Facility, while the vacated spaces will be renovated and backfilled with other hospital services and units. Additionally, the City of New York Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is proposing to develop a new, multistory, approximately 280,000-gsf DNA Laboratory on the BHC campus. Several development scenarios are currently being evaluated for the new OCME DNA Laboratory. These scenarios will evaluate if the OCME's programmatic needs can be located in various combinations of renovating and/or demolishing BHC's C and D Building and/or adjacent Med Plan Building and the construction of the new DNA Laboratory in that general footprint. The project is located at Bellevue Hospital Center, South Manhattan Network, 462 First Avenue, New York, New York 10016.

Contact: Jack D. Homkow, Environmental Manager, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone: (212) 273-5033, fax: (212) 273-5121.

Notice of Completion of Final EIS

New York County - The NYC Board of Standards & Appeals, as lead agency, has completed a final EIS on the proposed Hudson Center Residential Project. 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. This is a Type I action as the project site is adjacent to, and partially in the Tribeca North Historic District. The build year for the proposed project is 2003.

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.