ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East 161st Street C1-4 Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves establishing a C1-4 commercial overlay within an R6 district on two block fronts (Block 2647, Lots 43, 44, 45, 47 and Block 2657, Lots part of 3, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19 and 20) located along the south side of East 161st Street between Jackson and Tinton Avenues.

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 (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Forest Hills/Rego Park Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a change in the zoning on all or portions of 61 blocks in the Forest Hills and Rego Park sections of Community District 6, Queens. The proposed action would change the zoning designations within six subareas:

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 (Staten Island) County - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pleasant Plains Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves an application by the Pleasant Plains/Princes Bay/Richmond Valley Civic Association to amend the Zoning Map to change from R3-2 and R3-1 zoning districts to R3X and R1-1 zoning districts an area generally bounded by the Korean War Veterans Parkway to the north, Page Avenue to the west, Raritan Bay to the south, and Wolf’s Pond Park to the east, in the Special South Richmond Development District of Community District 3, Staten Island. A C2-1 overlay district, which is mostly located in Long Pond Park and was never developed with commercial uses, is also proposed to be removed from the map.

The area proposed for rezoning consists of approximately 130 blocks. This area is predominately developed with one- and two-family detached houses on large lots. The current R3-1 and R3-2 zoning districts allow attached and semi-detached dwellings that are not consistent with current development in the area.

The proposed R3X zoning district would preclude the development of semi-attached and attached housing, but would not significantly affect the location of future development. The proposed R1-1 zoning district is proposed to be established over a portion of Mt. Loretto State Park. The goal of the proposed action is to insure that density and character of new development is similar to that of the existing development, without precluding future development opportunities.

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 (Staten Island) County - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tottenville Commons 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. The action involves the applicant proposing to develop a retail center on a 232,758 square foot site located on the west side of Page Avenue, south of the Staten Island Rapid Transit right-of-way (Block 8008, Lots 134,153), in the Tottenville section of Staten Island Community District 3. The site is zoned M1-1 and is within the Special South Richmond Development District. The proposed 60,062 square-foot retail center will consist of six buildings including a food store, fast food restaurant, car wash and other retail uses, as well as an open parking lot for 223 cars.

The conditions are:

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


Revised Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Positive Learning Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the rehabilitation of a community facility (formerly a church) for conversion to an adult education/career training facility. A facility geared towards providing multi-services to the community. The facility will have four (4) floors and will have a total of 9,310 square feet. The facility will consist of a computer-training center, an auditorium and meeting hall, a fully equipped recording studio, an exercise room, adult education center to prep for exams leading to employment, administrative office and counseling rooms for career guidance. There will be no on-site parking.

The only action involved is an Urban Development Action Area Designation (UDAAP) project approval.

The proposed action will be implemented in conformance with the following provision to be incorporated into the Land Disposition Agreement in order to ensure that there are no significant environmental impacts. The project is located on Block 1774, Lot 6, 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.