ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York (Queens County) - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bayswater Peaking Facility Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition and lease of property in Far Rockaway, Queens to Bayswater Peaking Facility, LLC for the installation and summer operation by Bayswater to two gas-fired Pratt & Whitney FT-8 turbine generators that will produce a total of 44 MW of electricity for the New York City grid in the portion of Queens served by LIPA. LIPA would enter into a power purchase agreement with Bayswater to purchase the output of the Peaking Facility. The project is bordered by Granada Street to the East, Mott Avenue to the South, Edgewater and Faber Roads to the West and Mott Basin to the North.

Contact: Stephen S. Rosen, Allee King Rosen & Fleming, Inc., 117 East 29th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016-8022, phone: (212) 696-0670.


New York County - The Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adult Establishment Text Change will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the modification of the Zoning Resolution which would amend the 1995 Adult Use Regulations. Specifically, the changes would clarify the definition of an Adult Establishment, and modify the location regulations and buffer zone provisions for "mixed-use" manufacturing districts and priority rights.

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


New York County - The Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 161 West 61st Street Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and operation of a public parking garage. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal to develop a 22,590 sq. ft. parking garage with two cellar levels and a capacity of 140 cars. The garage would be constructed in portions of two existing cellar levels of The Alfred residential condominium. The project is located in the West Side area of Manhattan Community District 7.

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


New York County - The Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Thomas Parish Parking Lot will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 107-68 for an accessory group parking facility and an authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 107-64 for the removal of trees for the construction of a new 125-space accessory parking lot to serve its parish church and elementary school. The project is located in an R3-2 district within the Special South Richmond Development District.

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

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York County - The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed application use variance 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 application for a use variance pursuant to the New York City Zoning Resolution Section 72-21 allowing in a M1-5B district the erection of a seven-story residential building (eleven dwelling units) with ground floor retail space. The site consists of 5,582 SF and is currently used as a parking lot (35 spaces). The project is located at 3-7 Wooster Street, MANHATTAN Block, 228, Lot 41.

The conditions imposed is:

The applicant shall submit an archaeological documentary study for the above-referenced project sites to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for its evaluation and approval. 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.

Contact: Roy Starrin, Zoning Examiner, Board of Standards & Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10006-1705, Phone: (212) 676-2830, Fax: (212) 676-2828.