ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx County) - The New York City Housing Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposal at 3800 West Putnam Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and financing for a seven-story residential housing building comprising 44 rental units, along with an on-site medical office and 13 accessory parking spaces. The site is presently occupied by vacant land. The project is located at 3800 West Putnam 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 (Queens County) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Acquisition of property for Administration Building for Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to acquire and obtain a special permit for land adjacent to the eastern boundary of the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) to build an Administration Building, an electrical substation, and additional facility staff parking. This construction would be used to accommodate present and future staffing, and operational needs for the existing Rockaway WPCP. The proposed project would develop a total of 67,830 square feet (1.56 acres). The gross square foot area of the project would be 13.370 square feet for the footprint of the Administration Building and 4,800 square feet for the electrical substation building. The project is located in the Borough of Queens, in Community District 14.

Contact: Mark N Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Blvd, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail: markpa@dep.nyc.gov

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) - The New York City Housing Development Corporation, as lead agency, 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 construction and financing for a seven-story mixed-use building. The development will comprise 68 dwelling units, along with more than 7,000 square feet of community facility space and 24 accessory parking spaces. The site is presently occupied by a one-story plumbing supply showroom, which will be demolished prior to the new construction. The project is located at 343 Fourth Avenue (Brooklyn, NYC).

The conditions involves: Phase I and Phase II studies have revealed potential concerns regarding underground storage tanks and underground hydraulic reservoirs. However, these concerns will be addressed prior to construction through a mitigation plan being submitted by the developers for approval by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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 Errata of Final EIS

Manhattan County - The New York City, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has issued a Notice of Errata. A Notice of Completion of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) was issued on August 23, 2002. The FEIS incorrectly stated on page 17-24 of the Alternatives chapter that the 7.5 FAR Astor Place Site Alternative would not result in significant, adverse impacts to pedestrian circulation and would not require mitigation.

The analysis of this alternative should have identified significant, adverse impacts to pedestrian circulation at the north crosswalks at the intersections of Lafayette Street and East 8th Street during the AM peak hours and Fourth Avenue and East 8th Street/Astor Place during the PM peak hours. Pedestrian impacts at these same locations were also identified under the original and modified programs in the FEIS during both the AM and PM peak hours, and crosswalk widening measures were identified in the FEIS to fully mitigate these potential impacts. The mitigation measures identified for the original and modified programs in the FEIS would also fully mitigate the significant, adverse impacts that would occur under the 7.5 FAR Astor Place Site Alternative.

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.