ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

New York City (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sr. Louise deMarillac Manor will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of a three-story apartment building for disabled individuals on vacant privately-owned land with nineteen one-bedroom apartments. There will be ten on-site accessory parking spaces. The project is located at 9 Hygeia Place, between Boyd and Grove Streets, Stapleton, Staten Island.

Contact: Walter Roberts, 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.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

New York City (Bronx County) - The NYC Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East 153rd Street Bridge over Metro-North Railroad may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The public scoping session will be held on December 3, 2002 at 10:00 am at the Bronx Borough President’s Office, 198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room, Bronx, NY 10451, phone: (718) 590-6252. The public comment period ends on December 13, 2002. The action involves the construction of a four-lane bridge that extends over the Metro-North Railroad between Grand Concourse and Morris Avenue to provide an additional east-west corridor in the South Bronx. This bridge will be constructed to replace a two-lane bridge that was built in 1902 and later demolished in 1992 due to structural problems. The original bridge was located within the existing Right-of-Way that extends from east to west over the Mott Haven Yard. The proposed bridge will be 32+ meters wide and 149.5 + meters long. It will be supported with steel cables strung to two (2) 46.3 + meter high towers. The existing grade below the proposed bridge ranges from elevation 6.08 meters to 4.82 meters, from west to east respectively. The surface of the proposed bridge is at elevation 16 + meters at the west end and 11.25 meters at the east end. The bridge was designed to align with the elevation of the existing roadway, which is at approximately 15.99 meters at the west approach and approximately 10.26 meters at the east approach. The bridge deck cross section will have a depth of approximately 1.32 meters. The project site is located in the Bronx, New York. The western boundary of the project site is the intersection of Grand Concourse and East 153rd Street. The eastern boundary of the project site is the intersection of East 153rd Street and Morris Avenue.

Contact: Naim Rasheed, Chief, Office of Project Analysis/CEQR, NYCDOT Bureau of Traffic Operations, 40 Worth Street, Room 928, New York, NY 10013, phone: (212) 676-1680, e-mail: Nrasheed@dot.nyc.gov


New York City (Queens County) - The NYS Urban Development Corporation d/b/a/ Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tower One Jamaica Center Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled to take comments on the scope of work for the DEIS. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 2PM at the Jamaica Farmers Market’s Harvest Room, 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica NY. Comments regarding the scope of work of the DEIS may be made in writing to the lead agency contact listed above or in testimony at the public scoping meeting. Written comments regarding the scope of work for the draft environmental impact statement will be accepted until close of business December 9, 2002. The project involves new construction of an approximately 572,500 gross square foot office building with ground floor retail and a parking garage for approximately 250 spaces. An override of the New York City Zoning Resolution is proposed to allow for the development of a 15-story commercial office building in an underlying manufacturing zone. The parcels needed for development are anticipated to be acquired by the project applicants, a joint venture consisting of LCOR Operating Company, LLC (“LCOR”) and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. However, ESDC may assist through its statutory authority to condemn, if necessary. It is anticipated that ESDC will ultimately take title to the assembled parcel and enter into a lease with LCOR for the construction and operation of the proposed office tower. The proposed action is located on Block 9998, Lots 25,42,43,47, 48, Part of 52 and 144 at the northeast corner of Sutphin Boulevard and 94th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens County.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York City (Manhattan County) - The City of New York, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hearst Tower. The action involves construction of 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 is located at 959 Eighth Avenue between West 56th and 57th Streets, Manhattan.

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.