ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York (Manhattan) County - The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposal at East 105th Street Plaza will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development and construction of a new residential eight-story building, maximum, for a total, of up to 54 units in East Harlem. The project is located on East 105th Street, 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 (Bronx County) - The New York City Housing Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposal at 1314 Nelson Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and financing for a housing development to contain one building and 115 rental units on land that is presently vacant. The project is located at 1314 - 1328 Nelson Avenue, Bronx.

Contact: James P. Quinlivan, 110 William Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 227-7030, fax: (212) 227-6815, email: jquinlivan@nychdc.com


New York City (Brooklyn County) - The New York City Housing Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposal at 221 Parkville Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and financing for a six-story residential housing development to contain 42 rental units plus 14 accessory parking spaces. The site is presently occupied by small, vacant buildings. The project is located at 221 Parkville Avenue, Brooklyn.

Contact: James P. Quinlivan, 110 William Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 227-7030, fax: (212) 227-6815, email: jquinlivan@nychdc.com


New York City (Brooklyn County) - The New York City Housing Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposal by Scott Village/Ralph Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and financing for 36 four-family residential homes to contain 144 dwelling units on land that is presently vacant. The project is located at 1961 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn.

Contact: James P. Quinlivan, 110 William Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 227-7030, fax: (212) 227-6815, email: jquinlivan@nychdc.com

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Manhattan County - The New York City, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hearst Tower. A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, to receive comments from the public on the DEIS. Comments are requested on the DEIS and will be accepted until ten days after the close of the public hearing.

The DEIS analyzes a proposal by the Hearst Corporation to construct a new corporate headquarters in Manhattan by constructing a 36-story tower above its existing 6-story headquarters building (the Hearst Magazine Building) located at 959 Eighth Avenue between West 56th and 57th Streets. The proposed project would be 42 stories tall (approximately 595 feet tall) with a total zoning floor area of approximately 723,006 square feet and a floor area ratio (FAR) of 18.0. The development would total approximately 858,557 gross square feet (gsf) or 737,000 occupiable gsf, an increase of 653,919 gsf (563,541 occupiable gsf) over existing conditions of 204,638 gsf (173,459 occupiable gsf). Of this occupiable area, 717,000 gsf would be for office use, and 20,000 gsf would be for retail use.

The project requires City Planning Commission (CPC) approval of a special permit for a subway improvement bonus pursuant to section 81-292 of the Zoning Resolution, and New York City Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approval for financial incentives. The subway improvements must be reviewed and approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit (NYCT).

In addition, the existing Hearst Magazine Building is a New York City Landmark and as such its alteration is subject to the review and approval of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) pursuant to the Landmarks Law. LPC approved the proposed addition, the proposed master plan, and the proposed restoration work and issued a Certificate of Appropriateness on March 18, 2002.

The CPC special permit is subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR). IDA funding approval is subject to review pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) is acting as "lead agency" for the coordinated environmental review. LPC approval is not subject to CEQR, SEQRA or ULURP. It is anticipated that construction would be complete in 2006.

Contact: Brad Kieves, City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, (212) 720-3423, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Manhattan County - The New York City, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cooper Union. The FEIS analyzes a proposal by the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Cooper Union) which would facilitate the redevelopment of two of its properties, the Abram S. Hewitt Building site, located at 43-55 Third Avenue, and the Engineering Building site, located at 51 Astor Place, in the East Village section of Manhattan, Community Board 3. The proposal is for the following actions:

The FEIS identifies potential impacts related to pedestrian circulation at two locations as a result of the proposed actions, and identifies mitigation measures that would eliminate the impacts. The DEIS also considers nine alternatives to the proposed action: two No Action Alternatives; a No Significant Adverse Impact Alternative; three alternatives that do not entail rezoning of the sites; and three alternatives that entail rezoning actions.

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.