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Notice of Public Hearing

New York City (Manhattan County) - The NYC Department of City Planning, as lead agency, will hold a public hearing on the Draft EIS described below on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York. The Draft EIS is a development plan for Cooper Union. 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.

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.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Domsey Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commending with the date of this notice. The action involves a request by the co-applicants, Wythe Garden, LLC and Waterview Gardens, LLC, for a zoning map amendment from an M3-1 district to an R7A district for a 5.2 acre site. The project site is located at 421 Kent Avenue (Block 2135, Lots 1, 35 and 100) in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn Community District 1. The property is bounded by South 8th Street to the north, South 11th Street to the south, Wythe Avenue to the east and Kent Avenue to the west. In connection with the proposed zoning map amendment, the co-applicants have recorded a restrictive declaration against the subject property which would limit its future redevelopment. The restrictive declaration would limit the number of dwelling units that could be built, require the provision of active and passive open space and establish a site plan.

The site is currently occupied by a one and two story, 113,620 sq. ft. warehouse/office and retail building (Domsey Trading facility) on Lots 1 and 100, and a one story, 14,950 sq. ft. industrial/office building (formerly occupied by Glantz Iron and Metal, Inc) located on Lot 35. The proposed action would result in the demolition of both buildings.

The proposed rezoning from M3-1, a heavy manufacturing zone (2 FAR), to R7A, a contextual residential district (4.0 FAR), would facilitate a proposal by the applicants to develop the property for residential use under the Quality Housing Program. Under R7A zoning, the site could be developed with up to approximately 1,400 dwelling units, a minimum of 65 percent lot coverage and accessory parking on or off site for 50 percent of the dwelling units. Under the restrictive declaration, the development would be limited to a maximum of 540 dwelling units, a maximum of 60 percent lot coverage, a minimum of 48,846 sq. ft. of private open space and on site accessory parking for 270 vehicles. The restrictive declaration would also ensure the proper construction, operation and repair of the private streets, street lights, sewer maintenance and snow removal. As shown on the site plan that is a part of the restrictive declaration, the 540 dwelling units would be provided in six (6) rows of seven (7) story buildings of approximately 75 feet in height. Two private streets would extend South 9th Street and South 10th Street from Wythe Avenue to Kent Avenue, dividing the block into three blocks. The private ownership of the streets would generate additional floor area for the proposed development. The private streets would have landscaped sidewalks and would be developed according to city standards for public streets. The private streets would conform to the same widths of street bed (30 feet) and sidewalks (15 feet) as South 9th Street and South 10th Street. Parking on these streets will be limited to the residents of the development. The open space (approximately 36,465 sq. ft. passive and 12,021 sq. ft. active) would be provided within the three rear courtyards of the proposed development and would include play equipment and benches. Of the 270 parking spaces, 222 spaces would be provided in three subsurface garages to be built beneath the three rear courtyards. The remaining 48 spaces would be provided as curb side parking on the two private streets. The proposal is expected to be fully developed by 2004.

The condition is:

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