ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Public Meeting Notice

The NYC Watershed Protection and Partnership Council's Executive Committee has scheduled three public meetings to receive comments on the implementation of the New York City Watershed Agreement, 5 years after the signing of the Agreement.

New York State and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection have each produced written evaluations of their respective activities in regard to implementing the Agreement, and other activities relating to the protection of water quality in the New York City Watershed. The State report is available at the NYS Department of State website at www.dos.state.ny.us , the City report is available on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection website at www.nyc.gov/dep , or by contacting the WPPC Executive Director at 2 John Walsh Blvd., Suite 206, Peekskill, NY 10566 (914) 734-1347.

Meetings will commence at 7pm on the following dates at the locations indicated:

The public is encouraged to attend and offer comment. Written comments will be accepted beginning on the date of this notice and until 5pm on May 23, 2002.

Negative Declaration

Staten Island - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tysen's Park Shopping Center Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a reduction in parking required by ZR Section 36-21. The project site is developed with a 175,803 sq. ft. shopping center located at 2700-2754 Hylan Boulevard, bounded by Ebbitts Avenue, Tysens Lane and Mill Road, in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, Community District 2. The project site is located within a C4-1 zoning district.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, EARD, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: mgarcia@planning.nyc.gov


Manhattan - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ronald McDonald House of New York will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the allowing of a greater amount of floor area than is permitted as of right for a proposed community facility within a C6-3 zoning district. In addition, the applicant seeks a modification to a 1988 Restrictive Declaration to authorize the proposed building to increasse the amount of permitted community facility floor area and to make other changes relating to the proposed building. The project is located at 403-407 East 60th Street, between First Avenue and York Avenue within Community District 8 of Manhattan.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, EARD, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail:mgarcia@planning.nyc.gov


Queens - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hillside Manor Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center Enlargement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a special permit to enlarge the facility by approximately 14,247 sq. ft. The project is located at 182-15 Hillside Avenue, at the northeast corner of Hillside Avenue and Avon Street in Queens.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, EARD, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: mgarcia@planning.nyc.gov


Bronx - The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hebrew Hospital Home (Parking Lot) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a 58-space parking lot on a 32,000 sq. ft. site to provide additional much needed parking to serve the employees and the visitors of the adjacent Hebrew Hospital Home. The parking area will occupy approximately 70 percent of the undeveloped city-owned lot. The project is located at 2200 Givan Avenue or 801 Co-op City Blvd. intersection of Givan Avenue and Rombouts Avenue, Bronx.

Contact: Beverly Reith, The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Kings and Queens Counties - The NYS Dept. of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kosciuszko Bridge Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft EIS must be prepared. Public scoping sessions will be held on May 14, 2002 at 3:00PM - 9:00PM, at the Martin Luther High School Cafeteria, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 and on May 21, 2002 at 3:00PM - 9:00PM at the St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church Gymnasium, 84 Herbert Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. The Kosciuszko Bridge Project will study possible solutions for the rehabilitation or replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge, focusing on a 1.1-mile segment of I-278 (the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway -- BQE), from Morgan Avenue in Kings County to I-495 (the Long Island Expressway --LIE) interchange in Queens County. North of the bridge, the BQE connects to the LIE, the Grand Central Parkway (GCP), which extends to LaGuardia International Airport, and across the Triborough Bridge leading into Manhattan and the Bronx. To the south, the BQE connects to the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges as well as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, leading into Manhattan, and continues south as the Gowanus Expressway and across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, leading to Staten Island. As one of New York City's few north-south interstates, I-278 serves commuter and local traffic as well as a significant amount of truck traffic, which is prohibited from neighboring parkways. The Kosciuszko Bridge Project will address two primary problems identified with the bridge. The project is located along I-278 (the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway -- BQE) from Morgan Avenue in Kings County to I-495 (the Long Island Expressway --LIE) interchange in Queens.

Contact: Joseph Brown, P.E., NYS Department of Transportation - Region 11, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 482-4683, fax: (718) 482-6319, e-mail: kosciuszko@gw.dot.state.ny.us

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York City (Manhattan County) - The NYC Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Cooper Union development plan. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art ("Cooper Union"), proposes to establish a General Large-Scale Development Plan (GLSDP), consisting of three building sites in the East Village section of Manhattan, Community Board 3. The applicant is requesting the following actions:

These actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop approximately 824,545 gross square feet (gsf) that includes 649,978 gsf of new construction. The project involves the demolition of the existing 6-story Engineering Building and 2-story Hewitt Building. New construction at these building sites would replace the existing academic and administrative space and add an additional 361,238 gsf of commercial use and 31,785 gsf of street-level retail. No changes are proposed to the existing 174,850 gsf Foundation Building. In addition, a public pavilion would be provided on the Engineering Building site. The project is comprised of the 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.

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.