ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York City (Manhattan County) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East 102nd Street, (Church Relocation) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new church facility (5,500 sq. ft.) with eight on-site parking spaces to replace an existing church facility located on Block 1674 in the neighborhood. The project is located in Manhattan Community District 11.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Department of Housing Preservation, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Queens County) - The New York City Department of Business Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed South Jamaica Empire Zone Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves providing tax credits and utility discounts to businesses that create jobs or invest in manufacturing. The project is located in Queens Community Board 12.

Contact: George Glatter, Executive Director, Department of Business Services, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 513-6300, fax: (212) 618-8991.


New York City (Queens County) - The New York City Department of Business Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East Mid-Manhattan Business Improvement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves supplemental services: sanitation, special events, commercial revitalization, small capital improvements and administrative services. The project is located in the Manhattan Community Board 2.

Contact: George Glatter, Executive Director, Department of Business Services, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 513-6300, fax: (212) 618-8991.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eagle Electric/21st Street Rezoning 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 a proposal by Pistilli Realty Group to rezone from R5 to R7X and R7X/C1-2 the block bounded by 19th Street, 23rd Terrace, 21st Street and 24th Avenue (Block 890, Lot 1) in Queens Community District 1. The proposed C1-2 commercial overlay district would be mapped along 21st Street between 23rd Terrace and 24th Avenue, to a depth of 165 feet.

The rezoning would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to expand and convert the Eagle Electric building, located at 19-19 24th Avenue, to residential and commercial use. The building consists of a three-story portion, consisting of a vacant former warehouse, and a one-story portion, which is partially used as a warehouse. Under the applicant’s proposal, the existing building would contain approximately 331,867 sq. ft. of floor area, including approximately 308 dwelling units; 10,998 sq. ft. of retail space with 37 at- grade, accessory parking spaces; and a 308-space below grade parking garage with accessory parking for building residents.

The applicant intends to expand the building to six stories by adding three stories within the building’s existing envelope. In addition, three tiered penthouse floors would be constructed on the roof, resulting in a total of nine stories (approximately 88 feet). The existing one-story portion of the building, facing 21st Street, would be expanded to four stories. The upper floors would contain residential uses and the ground floor would contain retail (Use Group 6) uses.

The below-grade parking garage, to be located on the cellar level of the existing 3-story building, would be accessed via two existing curb cuts on 24th Avenue. Access to the 37-space at grade accessory parking lot would be via a curb cut on 24th Avenue, which would be relocated 70 ft. east of its current location.

The conditions are:

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


New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bay Terrace Shopping Center 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 seeking of a grant of an authorization by the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Section 36-023 of the Zoning Resolution, for an accessory group parking for new commercial development on a zoning lot having a lot area in excess of four acres in a C4-1 zoning district in Queens Community Boards 7 and 11. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center occupies approximately 22 acres of lot area (Block 5900, Lots 2, 24, 100) at the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 26th Avenue and houses approximately 31 retail stores, 23 offices, and 9 restaurants, with a total gross building floor area of approximately 280,787 square feet. The shopping center is proposing development which will result in approximately 39,538 of new building area, including two new buildings to be constructed along Bell Boulevard and an enlargement to an existing supermarket. In conjunction with the new development, a new 103,940 square foot parking deck for 221 cars will be constructed. With this parking deck, there will be a net increase of 113 parking spaces in the shopping center, increasing the total number of parking spaces from an existing 1,491 spaces to 1,604 spaces. The new development complies with all zoning regulations, however, Section 36-023 of the Zoning Resolution requires that, in C4-1 Districts, for zoning lots having a lot area in excess of four acres, all group parking facilities that are accessory to new commercial developments or enlargements shall be subject to authorization by the City Planning Commission. The proposed development would be constructed in 2002.

The conditions are:

  1. At the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 26th Avenue, 2.0 seconds of green time would be transferred from the eastbound-westbound phase to the northbound-southbound phase.
  2. At the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 24th Avenue, the 12.0 second exclusive westbound phase would be eliminated, and the 24 second exclusive eastbound phase would become an eastbound-westbound phase.
  3. At the intersection of Bell Boulevard, 212th Street, Totten Avenue, and the entrance ramp to the southbound Cross Island Parkway, one second of green time would be transferred from the Bell Boulevard eastbound phase to the 212th Street/Totten Avenue northbound-southbound phase.
  4. At the intersection of 26th Avenue and Corporal Kennedy Street, 3.0 seconds of green time would be transferred from the northbound-southbound phase to the eastbound-westbound phase.

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


New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 727 11th Avenue 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 rezoning of property bounded by West 51st Street, Eleventh Avenue, West 52nd Street and a line approximately 125 feet west of Eleventh Avenue (Block 1099, Lots 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35 and 36) from an M2-3 zoning district to an M1-5 district, in Manhattan Community District 4. The site is located within the "Excluded Area" of the Special Clinton District.

The site is currently developed with a 36,000 square-foot studio building. The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing building and develop a 100,000 square foot studio building, consisting of 42,500 square feet of studio space and 57,500 square feet of studio offices. For analysis purposes, the Environmental Assessment Statement examines the effects of a 7-story, 117,500 square foot studio building with 42,500 square feet of studio space and 75,000 square feet of studio offices, which would use all of the available zoning floor area.

The conditions are:

  1. The applicant agrees to implement a remediation plan under the supervision of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) in accordance with the terms of a restrictive declaration acceptable to NYCDEP. The applicant agrees to record and execute such declaration prior to any action by the City Planning Commission in connection with this application.

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


New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 500 West 56th Street 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 seeking an amendment to the zoning map in Manhattan, Community District 4, for property fronting on West 55th and West 56th streets, located between Tenth and Eleventh avenues, from an M1-5 to an R8 zoning district, (Block 1084, Lots 39 and p/o 25), and from an M1-5 to a C2-7 zoning district, (Block 1084, Lots 38 and p/o 25). The site is located within the "Excluded Area" of the Special Clinton District and is within the Clinton Urban Renewal Area. The site had been previously developed with single story buildings containing a supermarket and light-industrial and auto-related uses, but those buildings have been removed and it is currently vacant and undeveloped. The proposed rezoning would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to redevelop the project site for residential and commercial use. The development site, which has a lot area of 40,167 square feet, consists of the proposed rezoning area (Block 1084, Lots 25,38, and 39), as well as an adjacent zoning lot (Block 1084, Lots 29 and 36) located in a C2-7 zoning district. Under the proposed zoning, the site could be redeveloped with a 380,000 square foot, 26-story mixed use building) which could have approximately 299,000 square feet of residential space (up to 281 housing units), 51,000 square feet of retail use on the first two floors, 28,000 square feet of community facility use on the lower floors, and a 40,000 square foot cellar which could include an accessory parking garage.

The conditions are:

  1. The applicant agrees to implement a remediation plan under the supervision of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) in accordance with the terms of a restrictive declaration acceptable to NYCDEP. The applicant agrees to record and execute such declaration prior to any action by the City Planning Commission in connection with this application.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York City (Bronx County) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Middle School/High School 368 – Bronx. 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 three-story 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, New York.

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