ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Polytechnic University Master Plan Construction Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the lease of an approximately 43-acre parcel and conveyance of financial incentives for the construction of two air cargo and ancillary use facilities with a total of about 600,000 g.s.f. at John F. Kennedy International Airport on the former site of Hangers 8 and 9A.. The facilities will contain air cargo operations areas, administrative and customer service offices, storage and maintenance areas, approximately 550 parking spaces, 112 truck docks and seven air craft positions. Lufthansa and KLM Airlines will be the primary facility tenants. The project is located at John F. Kennedy Airport, Queens, New York.

Contact: Douglas Rice, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3750


New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Polytechnic University Master Plan Construction Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 88,500 s.f. academic building and athletic facility, a 200,000 s.f. 400 bed residence hall, renovations and improvements to Rogers Hall and the installation of wiring and wireless connectivity to the University's wide area network. The project is located on the southeast corner of Jay Street/Tech Place and north side of Tech Place between Jay and Bridge Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Douglas Rice, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3750


New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Public School 239-Q will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the site selection, acquisition acceptance of construction funding and construction of a new primary school serving up to 704 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The new school would be a four-story building containing a total of approximately 97,555 gross square feet, along with two playgrounds totaling approximately 10,325 square feet. The project is located at the north corner of Cypress Avenue and Weirfield Street in the Ridgewood Section of Queens County (1715 Weirfield Street, Block 3561, Lot 1).

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220


New York City County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Madison Avenue Development EAS will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of approximately 500 dwelling units up to 37,500 square feet of neighborhood retail and 140 accessory parking spaces. The project is located in Manhattan, CD #11.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York City County - The Department of City Planning for the City of New York, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Flushing-Bedford Rezoning. A public hearing will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission's citywide public hearing. Written comments will be received until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The action involves an amendment to the zoning map to change M1-2 and M3-1 zoning districts to R7-1 and M1-1 and M1-2 zoning district to M1-2/R7-1, for 15 blocks. The project is located in the Flushing Avenue and Bedford Avenue area of Community Districts 1 and 3, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007-1216, phone: (212) 720-3420


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Museum of Modern Art Expansion. The action involves rezoning of a portion of the mid-block on the north side of West 53rd Street, special permit pursuant to the modified ZR Section 81-066 to allow the transfer of bulk across district boundaries, and modification of rear-yard requirements in the Special Midtown District and Authorization pursuant to ZR Section 81-90 to modify street wall requirements. The project is located at 11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007-1216, phone: (212) 720-3495


New York County - The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hudson Center Residential Project. 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