ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

New York City - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hazareth House will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of an existing, vacant school building into offices for Nazareth House, a social services agency, and 15 units of low-income transitional housing. The project is located at 206 East 4th Street, Manhattan.

Contact: Walter Roberts, New York City 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.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Richmond County - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kreischerville will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The project involves the following actions to facilitate a proposal to construct a residential development on a 4.84 acre parcel located within the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRD) in the Charleston section of Staten Island, Community Board 3 (Block 7465, Lots 114, 115, 126): A Special Permit pursuant to Section 74-711 of the Zoning Resolution (ZR) for a modification of the use regulations of ZR Section 107-69 to allow a multi-family detached building, Authorization for the modification of an accessory group parking facility and curb cut on an arterial pursuant to ZR Section 107-68, Authorization for the modification of existing topography pursuant to ZR Section 107-65, Authorization for the removal of trees pursuant to ZR Section 107-64, Certification for school seats pursuant to ZR Section 107-123. The proposed special permit pursuant to ZR Section 74-711 and the proposed authorization pursuant to ZR Section 107-68 are both subject to CEQR. The remaining actions are not subject to CEQR.

The site is in the Area M zone of the SSRD within an M1-1 zoning district. The project site contains a designated New York City Landmark, the Kreischer Mansion, which is a 3-story Victorian structure of approximately 4,100 square feet. The site also contains two sheds, which would be demolished as part of the proposed project, an unpaved driveway and parking area and grassland.

The applicant proposes to develop a 4-story, 151,100 gross square foot residential building containing 130 dwelling units for persons age 55 and over. The development would provide 115 accessory parking spaces within a cellar garage and 66 accessory outdoor parking spaces along the development’s circular driveway. In addition, the proposed actions would result in the restoration of the Kreischer Mansion, which is expected to be used as a club house for the building’s residents during the day and a restaurant in the evening. The proposed project would eliminate an existing driveway curb cut on Arthur Kill Road and add three new curb cuts on Arthur Kill Road to provide access/egress on the southern frontage of the site to the cellar garage and access/egress to the new driveway from both the northern and southern frontages of the site. Construction of the proposed project is expected to be complete by April 2005.

As a condition of the special permit, exterior renovations of the Kreischer Mansion would be undertaken to bring the building up to a sound first-class condition and aid in its long-term preservation. Additionally, a Restrictive Declaration would be placed on the property ensuring the building’s continued maintenance and preservation as an historic structure. The applicant has also recorded a Declaration of Covenance with the Staten Island Taxpayers Association binding the proposed project for use by persons 55 years of age and over.

The northeasterly side of the project site is bordered by the Colonial Rifle and Pistol Club located at 4484 Arthur Kill Road. The gun club contains a pistol and rifle shooting range which is located near the property line of the project site. Therefore, as part of the proposed project, the rear wall of the northeasterly side of the development, which faces the gun club, would be constructed with double steel studs and include the installation of triple glazed windows to provide additional noise attenuation. The southerly side of the project site is bordered by vacant land owned by the MTA. The MTA is proposing to develop the property as a bus storage and light maintenance facility, which will provide parking and light maintenance space for a maximum of 200 express buses and 332 employee parking spaces. The other two sides of the project site are street frontages along Arthur Kill Road. The surrounding area consists of low density commercial, industrial and residential development.

In summary, conditions include: The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to implement the following noise mitigation measures on the project site: (1) A two foot high and 150 foot long berm would be constructed on the project site parallel to the property line between the Colonial Rifle and Pistol Club and project site starting at a point perpendicular to the back wall of the gun club shooting range. (2) A 10 foot high and 150 foot long sound barrier wall would be constructed on top of the proposed berm starting at the point perpendicular to the back wall of the gun club shooting range. The proposed sound barrier wall would be manufactured by Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. with PLYWALL post and panels providing a measured Sound Transmission Class (STC) of 38. (3) Significant landscaping would be implemented with trees and shrubberies planted along the entire 150 foot length of the sound barrier wall. The restrictive declaration serves as a mechanism to ensure that the mitigation would be implemented prior to the issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for the proposed project and is binding upon the property’s successors and assigns.

Contact: Brad Kieves, New York City, Department of City Planning, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov