ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The NYC Dept of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Boerum Place Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the City zoning map to change the zoning designation of the affected area from C6-2A and C5-2A to a C5-4 zoning district, and a special permit pursuant to section 74-52 of the Zoning Resolution for a 215-space public parking garage. In addition, the project requires height and setback variances from the BSA. The applicant is also seeking funding through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), which is a discretionary action involving the authorization of the issuance of Dormitory Authority tax-exempt bonds. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop a 22-story dormitory with approximately 251,079 gross square feet (gsf) of space above grade (381 beds), 63,951 gsf below grade with public parking for approximately 215 cars, for a total of 315,030 gsf of development. The proposed dormitory would occupy two contiguous lots (Block 271, Lots 1 and 8), located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Street and Boerum Place, at 58 Boerum Place and 205 State Street.

The proposed rezoning area consists of 157,276 square feet and is located on the eastern portion of three blockfronts located between Joralemon Street to the north, Boerum Place to the east and State Street to the south (Block 266, Lots 1,30 and part of 50; Block 269, Lots 1, 40 and part of 9; Block 271, Lots 1,41,43,45,47 and parts of 8 and 34) within the Special Downtown Brooklyn District of Brooklyn Community District 2.

A portion of the project site was recently occupied by a 3-story garage, which has been demolished, and the remainder of the project site is an approximately 100 space parking lot. The former garage site has been incorporated into the current parking lot operation, expanding the at-grade lot to a total of 133 spaces. The predominant surrounding land uses are institutional, commercial and residential. The larger commercial and institutional buildings comprise Downtown Brooklyn’s civic and commercial center, to the north and east. There is lower scale residential development in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights to the west and Boerum Hill to the south. The predominant zoning classifications are R6, R6A, C5-2A, C5-4, C6-1, C6-1A and C6-2A. The entire rezoning area and much of the surrounding area are included in the Special Downtown Brooklyn District.

The anticipated period of construction of the proposed dormitory is eighteen months and is expected to be completed in 2004.

Contact: Brad Kieves, NYC Dept of City Planning, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov


New York City County - The Dormitory Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jewish Theological Seminary of America New 60-Unit Dormitory will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves DASNY’s authorization of the issuance of an amount not to exceed $42,000,000 of Dormitory Authority obligations on behalf of Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The proceeds of the tax-exempt bond issuance will be used to finance the demolition of two existing, six-story buildings containing 22,500 gross square feet (gsf) of space; the construction of a modern, 57,000-gsf, 13-story graduate student dormitory containing 60 residential units; and the refinancing of existing JTSA debt. The demolition is required to allow the construction of the new facility on the same site. The project is located at 814-816 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York.

Contact: Jack D. Homkow, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone: (212) 273-5055, fax: (212) 273-5128 (fax), e-mail:_jhomkow@dasny.org


New York City (Manhattan County) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Encore West Residence (HUD 202 Elderly Housing and UR Plan changes) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an eight-story residential building with 85 dwelling units for elderly housing. The project is located on 755-765 Tenth Avenue, Block 1080, Lot 25, Manhattan.

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.


New York City (Manhattan County) - The City Planning Commission of New York City, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 58 Walker Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for an authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 111-23 to modify the use regulations of Section 111-101 to allow residences below the level of the third floor of a five-story building located in Area B-1 of the Special Tribeca Mixed Use District. The project is located at 58 Walker Street (Block 194, Lot 3) within the Tribeca East Historic District in Community District 1, Manhattan.

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 City Planning Commission of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 475 Ninth Avenue Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a City Planning Commission special permit to permit a public parking garage with more than 150 spaces in a C6-2A district and to permit space within the garage, up to a height of 23 feet above curbe level, to be exempted from floor area calculations. The project is located at 475 Ninth Avenue (Block 734, Lot 37) within a C6-2A zoning district in Community District 4, Manhattan.

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


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC Dept of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 72-76 Greene 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. Public Comment Period ends May 24, 2002. The action involves a special permit pursuant to Section 74-711 of the Zoning Resolution to modify the use regulations of Section 42-14D(2)(a) of the Zoning Resolution to allow Use Group 6 (Retail) uses below the level of the second story of the existing building located at 72-76 Greene Street in Manhattan (Block 485, Lot 8), Community District 2. The project site is located within the Soho-Cast Iron Historic District and is zoned M1-5A.

The proposed action would legalize approximately 13,500 gross square feet of existing, non-conforming retail space in the cellar, ground-floor, and mezzanine levels of the existing building. As part of the proposed action, exterior renovations of the building would be undertaken with a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Additionally, as a condition of the special permit, the applicant will comply with the obligations and restrictions of a continuing maintenance program for the on-going preservation, repair and maintenance of the building. The project is located at 72-76 Greene Street in Manhattan (Block 485, Lot 8), Community District 2.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

Contact: Brad Kieves, NYC Dept of City Planning, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Final Second Supplemental EIS

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Glen Oaks School Campus - Roadway Improvements. The action involves modifications to the previously proposed and approved plan for the Glen Oaks School Campus. In December 2000, the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Glen Oaks School Campus, which involves the construction of three new schools on the block bounded by the Grand Central Parkway to the north, Cross Island Parkway to the west, Commonwealth Boulevard to the east, and Union Turnpike to the south.

At this time, the SCA has accepted a Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSSEIS) concerning the following proposed project changes intended to facilitate vehicular access to and from the Glen Oaks School Campus; the construction of additional access roads connecting Union Turnpike to the Glen Oaks School Campus; the construction of an entrance/exit to the campus on Commonwealth Boulevard for use only by southbound vehicles; and the widening and reconfiguration of existing roadways on the grounds of Creedmoor Hospital. The project is located at 78-70 Grand Central Parkway North.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045.