ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Revised Negative Declaration

New York City (New York County) - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 745 Seventh Avenue: Authorization of Off-Site Entertainment Use and Related Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of approximately 28,706 sq. ft. of office-related space in the ground floor of a commercial building under construction at 745 Seventh Avenue in a C6-7T and C65 district in Community District 4, Manhattan.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, New York 10007-1216, phone: (212) 720-3420.

Negative Declaration

New York City (Staten Island County) - The Department of Business Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Shore Empire Zone Expansion CEQR No. 02DBS001R 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 the Staten Island Community Board 1.

Contact: Deborah R. Weeks, Commissioner, Department of Business Services, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 513-6300, fax: (212) 618-8991.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed William A. Shea Municipal Stadium. The action involves the NYCDPR proposal to allow the development of a multi-purpose, 45,000-seat stadium on a portion of the parking field adjacent to the existing Shea Stadium, for use by the New York Mets. The new stadium with a retractable roof would replace the existing open-air Shea Stadium, which would be demolished to allow for parking following the completion of the stadium's construction. The development of the proposed stadium will require approval of several discretionary city actions, including: Approval of capital funding for the construction of a baseball stadium and parking facilities; and an amendment to the lease for the stadium site.

In addition, the proposed project will need to be reviewed for consistency with the New York State Department of State's Coastal Zone Management Plan and the New York City Department of City Planning's Waterfront Revitalization Program, and will require approvals from the New York City Art Commission for the landscaping and stadium design, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), and New York City Transit (NYCT) for the reconstruction of the rotunda and pedestrian bridge at the Willets Point/Shea Stadium subway station, and from the Federal Aviation Administration for structure height. The project is located between Northern Boulevard to the north, Roosevelt Avenue to the south and 126th Street to the east and the Grand Central Parkway to the west. It is located within Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

Contact: Joshua R. Laird, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 403, New York, NY 10021, phone: (212) 360-3402, Fax: (212) 360-3453.