ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jamaica Mid-Block Project, CEQR No. 99DME010Q, 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 construction of a 352,200 sf mixed-use development, including 183,000 sf of retail/office space, 179 residential units and a 406-vehicle parking garage. The project site is comprised of 19 lots, 13 of which are city-owned, divided into four parcels totaling 3.5 acres. The project requires Special Permits from the New York City Planning Commission for the following actions: 1) a Zoning Map Amendment for the two residential buildings; 2) General Large-Scale Development approval to consolidate all accessory parking in one location and to locate one of the residential buildings without regard to rear yard regulations; and 3) a parking garage with more than 150 spaces. In addition, business terms of the disposition of city-owned property are subject to mayoral approval. The project is located in an area bound by Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica Avenue, 163rd Street and 89th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens.

The conditions are:

1) Visual contextual analysis is required at the time of completion of preliminary design. Said analysis will be submitted to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for review and approval.

2) An expanded Phase Ia archaeological documentary study is required prior to site preparation. Said study will set thresholds for the next level of review. Findings will be submitted to LPC for review and approval.

3) Traffic signal modifications are required at the following intersections: Hillside Avenue and 164th Street, Jamaica Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard/163rd Street, and Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Boulevard.

4) A soil-sampling protocol and worker Health and Safety Plan (HASP) are required to be completed and submitted to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for review and approval. Any remedial actions determined to be necessary by DEP as a result of the approved protocol are also required to be completed.

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


Revised Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West 117th Street (SWC) at Frederick Douglas Boulevard will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The original Negative Declaration was published on October, 10, 2001 http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2001/20011010/not2.html . The revised action involves a reduction in the amount of square footage for the retail space, open space recreation and charter school. The revised proposed action involves the new construction of an eight-story, mixed-use residential building with 96 units. The project will also include approximately 8,800 gross square feet of ground floor retail space fronting on Frederick Douglas Boulevard, approximately 1,530 square feet of outdoor recreation space on the second floor terrace for the residences and 15,250 square feet for a "Charter School" with approximately 120 seats, fronting West 117th Street. A 1,255 square foot playground to serve the school is also proposed. There will be 24 residential parking spaces, in a lot, in the center of the site, accessed from West 117th Street.

Contact: Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.