ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
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Negative Declaration

Brooklyn County - The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Los Sures Senior Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a seven-story 56,311 gross square foot residential elevator building containing 65 one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom apartment for a resident superintendent. The facility will be a nonprofit residence for the elderly for a Section 202 facility. The project is located at 145 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn.

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

Kings County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Throop Avenue and Wallabout Street Rezoning 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. An amendment to the City zoning map to change the zoning designation of four blocks in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn Community District 1 from M1-2 to R6. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop, pursuant to optional Quality Housing regulations, a total of 21 dwelling units in attached 4-story buildings on two sites within the rezoning area. The first, located at 86-90 Walton Street (Block 2250, Lots 10, 11, and 12) is currently occupied by vacant lots and a warehouse. The second, located at 161-163 Harrison Avenue (Block 2250, Lot 4) is occupied with a storefront fabricator. It is expected that the redevelopment of the sites would be completed by 2004.

In addition, the proposed action could facilitate the development of up to 13 potential development sites in the rezoning area. These sites could be developed with attached 4-story residential buildings built pursuant to the optional Quality Housing regulations. As with the sites proposed for redevelopment by the applicant, these sites are currently occupied by vacant lots, commercial sites, warehouses and manufacturing uses. The proposed rezoning would also make conforming a public school, church and numerous one-to-three-family residences within the rezoning area.

Three of the blocks proposed for rezoning (Block 2242, all Lots; Block 2246, all Lots; and Block 2250, all Lots) are bounded by Throop Avenue on the east, by Harrison Avenue on the west, Wallabout Street on the south and Middleton Street on the north. The remaining block (Block 2241, all Lots) is bounded by Marcy Avenue to the west, Harrison Avenue to the east, Middleton Street to the north and Lorimer Street to the south. The four blocks contain approximately 400,000 square feet of lot area. The northernmost blocks are primarily residential, with some auto-related and storage uses. The middle block is entirely occupied by a public school and its playground. The southernmost block contains open lots, warehouse buildings, a community garden and residences, as well as parcels which are currently being developed for residential use pursuant to BSA variances. The surrounding area is zoned R6, M3-1, M1-2, C4-4 and C8-2.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, e-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Bronx And Westchester Counties - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. A joint public hearing for the Draft EIS and the ULURP for the Harlem River Site will be held as follows: August 13, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposes to design, construct and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd), with an average flow of 144 mgd, water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York.

Construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would take place at one of two possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York or the Harlem River Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the NCA and the Delaware Water Supply System and possibly the Catskill Water Supply System. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Pumping Station would also be involved.

Construction of a WTP at either site would also include rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures to varying degrees.

The project location is either in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard or in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge.

Contact: Mark N. Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4395, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail mpage@dep.nyc.gov