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New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special West Chelsea District Rezoning may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until October 13, 2003. A public scoping session will be held on October 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) proposing a rezoning initiative for portions of several manufacturing districts in the West Chelsea area, from approximately West 30th Street to West 17th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues with one portion of the rezoning area extending 400 feet east of Tenth Avenue, between West 18th and West 16th streets in Manhattan Community District 4.

The proposed rezoning area is located within existing M1-5 and MX-3 (M1-5/R8A, and M1-5/R9A) zoning districts. With the proposed zoning map amendment, C6-2, C6-3, and C6-4 zoning districts would be mapped in a portion of the rezoning area. In addition, the proposal would rezone the MX-3 district and incorporate this area into the Special West Chelsea District. The M1-5/R9A district on West 23rd Street and the M1-5/R8A district on the south side of West 24th Street would be rezoned to C6-3A and C6-2A, respectively. DCP has identified 53 sites, of which 20 are projected development sites likely to be developed by 2013. In addition, there are 33 potential development sites which are considered less likely to be developed in the foreseeable future, but which are considered potential sites for future development.

The proposed actions require City Planning Commission (CPC) and City Council approvals through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).

The proposed rezoning would result in projected development on 20 sites in the rezoning area. The reasonable worse case development scenario (RWCDS) would be a net change in uses on the 20 sites as follows: increased residential and retail uses totaling 4,174 dwelling units and 249,588 square feet (sq. ft.) of retail (62,397 sq. ft. of regional retail and 187,191 sq. ft. of local retail), and 201,832 sq. ft. of community facility space and reductions of 761,125 sf of office, 75,440 sf of hotel, 40,809 sf of storage/manufacturing, 406,950 sf of parking/auto related uses, and 4,080 sq. ft. of vacant space. The project is located in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 4.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, DCP, 22 Reade Street Rm.4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495.


Bronx and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until October 10, 2003. Public scoping sessions will be held on September 22, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Town of Mount Pleasant, One Town Plaza (Court Room), Valhalla, New York and Monday, September 29, 2003, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Levinger Theater, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx, NY. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposing to design, construct, and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton Water Supply System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York.

This SEIS is being undertaken to update project changes from an environmental review conducted in 1999, which resulted in the selection of the Mosholu Golf Course in Van Cortlandt Park for the site of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant and the April 2003 DEIS proposing the Eastview and Harlem River Sites as potential locations for the Croton Water Treatment Plant. This new action will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant at three possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mount. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York; the Mosholu Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York; and 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 Delaware Water Supply System and either the NCA or the Kensico-City Tunnel for long term treated water conveyance. 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 Mosholu Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) and a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS); the construction of treated water conveyance tunnels; the construction of new distribution system connections at Jerome Park Reservoir.

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.

Rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures would occur to repair and maintain the aqueduct irrespective of the location of the proposed plant at any of the sites or the construction of the Croton WTP at any of the sites. The repairs are required to preserve the aqueduct and prevent it from falling into disrepair.

The project is located in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard, in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge, or in the Bronx, New York under the Mosholu Golf Course within Van Cortlandt Park.

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