ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn County) - The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fountain Avenue Partnership Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of one, three-story, two-family house with a total gross floor area of 1,600 sq. ft. The completed project will provide a total of 2 units. There will also be one on-site parking space for the house. The project is located in Brooklyn, Community District No. 5.

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, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 876 Broadway will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the change of use from a photo studio to residential use for the fourth floor only in an existing 6-story building located at 876 Broadway in Manhattan, Community District 5. The project site is located within the Ladies Mile Historic District in an M1-5M zoning district.

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

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York City County - The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Arverne Mixed-Use Project (Arverne Urban Renewal Area) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments shall be sent to Beverly Reith the contact person through the tenth business day, following the scoping meeting. A public scoping session will be held on Tuesday June 4, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Queen's Borough Hall, 120-55 Queen's Boulevard, Room 213, Kew Gardens, New York 11424. The Arverne URA is a 308 acre beachfront parcel located on the eastern section of the Rockaway Peninsula, Queens, New York. The project area has generally been subdivided into three sub-areas for the purposes of this project description.

The Western Portion of the Arverne Mixed-Use Project site is expected to include approximately 2,500 residential units in a predominately low-rise neighborhood of one-and two-family homes with mid-rise apartment buildings along major streets. Up to 250,000 square feet of commercial/retail is expected to be located on the ground floors of the apartment buildings and along the east-west boulevard immediately south of the elevated subway. An approximately 800-seat K-8 school and a community recreation center are also planned.

The Central Portion is to be developed as a park and natural preserve area.

The Eastern Portion of the Arverne Mixed-Use Project will include up to 500,000 square feet of commercial/retail development, up to 1,500 residential units and approximately 45 acres of mapped parkland. In both the West and East Portions of the Arverne Mixed-Use Project, significant infrastructure improvements will be necessary, including new streets, sewers, water mains, sidewalks and streetscape. Dune restoration, parkland development, subway station improvements and community facilities construction are also contemplated.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, Room 5-E1, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 863-7941.