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Public Notice

Extension of Public Comment Period for Con Ed Air State Facility Permit ID-2-6101-00042/00027, Hudson Avenue Station, Brooklyn

This project was previously noticed in the ENB on April 4, 2001. DEC is extending the public comment period for the proposed Air State Facility Permit for Boiler 100 at Consolidated Edison's Hudson Avenue generation station in Brooklyn, NY. Public comments on the draft permit must be postmarked no later than June 8, 2001.

DEC will hold a legislative public hearing on the permit modification on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Marriott, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Con Ed submittted an application to DEC on February 23, 2001, for an Air State Facility permit which would allow the reactivation of Boiler 100. The facility was taken off-line in 1997. A draft Air State Facility permit has been on file for public review and comment since April 4, 2001.

The project application, draft permit, relevant supporting material and applicable state and federal regulations are available for review during normal business hours at DEC's regional office in Long Island City. Written comments may be submitted to Elizabeth A. Clarke, NYSDEC Region 2 headquarters, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, New York 11101.

Negative Declaration

Brooklyn County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Foundations, Brownsville, Sites will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 19 2-family homes on vacant City-owned land that will be conveyed to a developer under the New Foundations Program prior to development through the accelerated UDAAP procedures. The project is located in Brooklyn Community Board 16.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038.

Brooklyn County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed WestBushwick Housing Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a new urban renewal area of up to 460 units of affordable housing and a combination of neighborhood retail and/or communicty facility uses will be constructed in the urban renewal area. The area is now largely vacant and zoned M1-1. The project is bounded by Flushing Avenue, Beaver Street, Jefferson Street and Evergreen Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn.

Contact: Helen Gitelson, Director, Environmental Remediation and Special Projects Unit, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038.

Amended Negative Declaration

Queens County - The New York State Dormitory Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed $100,000,000 Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, St. John's University Insured Revenue Bonds, Series 2001 A and Series 2001B will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This Amended Negative Declaration supersedes the original Negative Declaration of August 10, 1998. The action involves requested financing from the Dormitory Authority for the: a) construction of an approximately 110,000 gross sq. ft. six-story, Residence Hall containing 444 dormitory beds on the St. John's University Queens Campus; b) the construction of a 225 space, three-level, approximately 142,000 gsf parking garage on the Queens Campus; c) acquisition and installation of various information technology equipment and systems at the Queens Campus and St. John's other campuses; d) renovation of extant facilities, the acquisition of equipment, and other general campus improvements at the Queens Campus and its other Campuses; and e) refinancing of the $45,000,000 St. John's University, New York Insured Taxable Bonds, Series 1998 used for the construction and furnishing of three, previously-constructed Residence Halls with approximately 775 dormitory beds, as well as, paying, or reimbursing, the institution for additional costs of approximately $7,700,000 incurred in association with the Residence Halls financed with the proceeds of the Taxable Bonds. The project is located at the Queens Campus of St. John's University at 8000 Utopia Parkway in the Jamaica sectio of the Borough of Queens.

Contact: Jack D. Homkow, Director, Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2964, phone: (518) 257-3000.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The Planning Commission of New York City, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Meyers West 39th Street Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the applicant, Meyers Parking System, Inc., seeking a Special Permit pursuant to ZR Sections 13-562 and 74-52 to allow a public parking garage in a C5-3 zoning district The project site is located at 104 West 39th Street, a.k.a. 1029 Avenue of the Americas, between W. 38th and W. 39th Streets (Block 814, Lots 34, 35 and 45), in Manhattan Community District 5. The site is located in a C5-3 district within the Special Midtown District. The Special Permit would facilitate the construction of a 408-space public parking garage with 20 reserve spaces. The proposed garage would be located on a portion of the ground level and most of the sub-cellar, second and third floors of a new as-of-right development planned for the site. The overbuild development is expected to consist of a transient hotel with approximately 420 rooms and 3,162 square feet of ground level retail.

The new public parking facility would consist of approximately 80,213 gross square feet and an unobstructed parking area of approximately 67,028 square feet. Two-high parking stackers would be used on the second sub-cellar, second and third levels to achieve the 408-space capacity. Access to the proposed parking garage would be via two existing curb cuts located on West 38th Street and West 39th Street, approximately 80 feet west of Avenue of the Americas. No new curb cuts would be required.

The condition is:

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Bronx County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Middle School/High School 368 Bronx. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 14, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at P.S. 37, 360 West 230th Street, Bronx, New York. The action involves the construction of a new 1,200 seat middle and high school facility serving students in Community School District 10. The proposed school would be built on a vacant, City-owned property containing approximately six acres in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. The school building would contain a total of approximately 147,000 square feet within an approximately 40,000 square foot footprint. The remainder of the project site would contain landscaping, outdoor recreational facilities, and accessory parking. The project is located at 3380 Johnson Avenue, Bronx.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President and General Counsel, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.