ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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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 St. Teresa of Avila Senior Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of an eight-story building for low-income housing of a Non-Profit Residence for the elderly under the HUD Section 202 Support Housing Program. The project is located in Brooklyn, Community District No. 8.

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 (Queens County) - The NYC Department of City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Taxi Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposal involves an application by Department of City Planning to amend Sections 32-15 and 32-23, and Section 62-562 of the New York City Zoning Resolution regarding water taxis. The proposed changes to Sections 32-15 and 32-23 would increase the vessel capacity limitation for docks for water taxis in Use Group 6 and 14. Currently, docks for water taxis are limited to vessels with a capacity of 50 passengers. The proposed text change would increase the vessel capacity to 99 passengers. The proposed amendment to Section 62-562 (Passenger drop-off and pick-up areas for docking facilities) would remove a reference to docks for ferries with a capacity of less than 100 passengers. This category of docks has no drop-off or pick-up requirements. Currently, docks for water taxis and for ferries are allowed as-of-right in manufacturing and commercial districts and by special permit in R3 through R10 districts. This would not change under the proposed text amendment.

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


New York City - The Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 7 World Trade Center (WTC) Reconstruction Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed project would replace the two Con Edison electrical substations and the office tower located on the 7 WTC site that were destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The main, approximately 16-acre WTC site lies south of the project site in the superblock bounded by Vesey, Liberty, Church, and West Streets. Prior to the creation of the WTC complex the 7 WTC site consisted of two blocks divided by Greenwich Street, which ran north-south through the area. The proposed project would preserve the option to open a Greenwich Street corridor to pedestrians and possibly vehicles through the 7 WTC site. The substations and the office building would be built on the portion of the site west of the Greenwich Street corridor. In order to accommodate the substations, which must be at grade level, as well as the lobby and loading area for a Class A office building, the building footprint must be expanded. This would be accomplished by extending the site south into Vesey Street to align its southern edge with the neighboring buildings, the Church Street Station/Federal Office Building to the east and the Barclay-Vesey Building (140 West Street) to the west. The triangular area east of the Greenwich Street corridor would retain a modified vehicular ramp to the main portion of the WTC site and subsurface mechanical and support space for the project. To accomplish this project, ESDC would acquire the necessary portion of Vesey Street through exercise of its power of eminent domain and override any compliance with the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and other local laws, including Sections 197-c, 197-d, 198, and 199 of the New York City Charter, that would otherwise be required in connection with the proposed 7 WTC construction. Upon acquisition of title to the necessary portion of Vesey Street from the City, ESDC would transfer the title to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The 7 WTC site is bounded by Vesey, Barclay, and Washington Streets and West Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 803-3252.


New York City (Staten Island County) - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Page Avenue Service Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a service station/convenience store. The project site is located at 15 Page Avenue (corner of Page Avenue and Boscombe Avenue), Staten Island Community District 3.

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


New York City (Staten Island County) - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed AKR Retail will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a one-story, 18,050 sq. ft. commercial building with 60 accessory parking spaces. The project site is located on the south side of Arthur Kill Road, between Getz Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue, in Community District 3, Staten Island.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Richmond County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed "Bricktown Centre at Charleston." The applicant proposes to dispose of approximately 67 acres of city-owned land to Charleston Enterprises, Inc., for the development of "Bricktown Centre at Charleston," a retail center with approximately 679,406 gross square feet (gsf) of retail space for three "big box" retail stores, about nine smaller retail stores, and 2,606 surface parking spaces. The project is bounded to the south and east by Veterans Road West (a service road for the West Shore Expressway), and additional city-owned property to the north and west.

Contact: Meenakshi Varandani, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312 3861, fax: (212) 312 3911.