ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Public Notice

Office of General Services

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law, the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York have declared certain lands and premises known as 8 Diana's Trail, City of New York, Borough of Staten Island, County of Richmond, abandoned and no longer useful or necessary to their respective purposes.

For further information, contact:

Thomas A. Pohl
Office of General Services
Legal Services
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12242
Phone: (518) 474-8831
Fax: (518) 473-4973


Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bayswater Peaking Facility Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of a permit to construct and operate a power generation facility pursuant to the New York City Air Code. The project includes the installation and summer operation of a new Pratt & Whitney FT8 Twin Pac Gas Turbine Power Plant (two gas combustion turbines driving one generator) that would produce a total of 55 megawatts (MW) nominal of electricity. The project is located at 1425 Bay 24th Street, Far Rockaway, Queens, New York.

Contact: Joseph W. Ketas, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Blvd., Corona, Queens, NY 11368.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 306 West 44th Street project 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 special permit from the City Planning Commission (CPC), pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 13-562, to allow for the construction of a sub-surface parking garage on a site located at 693-697 and 699 Eighth Avenue and 306 West 44th Street (Block 1034, Lots 33, 34, 36 and 37), Manhattan Community District 4. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a 25-story apartment building containing 241 dwelling units (including 48 low to moderate income dwelling units under the 80/20 program); 13,759 square feet of ground level retail; and a 436-space, predominantly below-grade, public parking facility. The site is currently occupied by a 9-story, public, above ground parking garage; a 40-room hotel; an adult entertainment establishment; and neighborhood retail uses. The remainder of the project area (Block 1034, Lot 33) is occupied by a 5-story residential and commercial building.

The condition is:

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


New York City (Brooklyn) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 306 West 44th Street project 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 an amendment to the zoning map to change from a M1-1 district to a R6 district, property bounded by Delavan, Richards, Verona and Dwight Streets, in the Red Hook section of Community District 6 in Brooklyn. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to convert existing warehouse buildings located at 5 and 27 Delavan Street (Block 523, Lots 13 and 18) to 91 residential units. The building located on Lot 18 is partially occupied by 40 artists work spaces and is partially vacant. Under the proposed R6 zoning, it could be converted to 83 dwelling units. The project is located at 5, 27, 31 and 47 Delavan Street, Brooklyn, New York.

The conditions are:

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


Change of Public Scoping Session

New York City County - The public scoping session for the Cooper Union General Large-Scale Development Plan for the site consisting of Abram S. Hewitt Building site (Block 462, Lot 1), located at 43-55 Third Avenue; the Foundation Building site (Block 544, Lot 76), located at 8-17 Third Avenue; and the Engineering Building site (Block 554, Lot 35), located at 51 Astor Place in Manhattan, originally noticed in the August 29, 2001 ENB [link in background to http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2001/20010829/not2.html, will now be held on October 31, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at 2 Washington Street, Room 1980, New York, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, NYC Dept. of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Rm 4E, New York, NY 10007, (212) 720-3423, Fax (212) 720-3495.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York City County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East River Science Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 10, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Hearing Chambers, City Hall, New York, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 22, 2001. The proposed East River Science Park is a three-phased project to consist of biotechnology laboratories and related uses on a 6.76 acre site in Manhattan formerly used by Bellevue Hospital.

The Project is located between First Avenue, the FDR Drive, former East 30th Street, and former East 28th Street in Manhattan.

Contact Person: Hardy Adasko, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703, Fax: (212) 312-3911.