ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

New York County - The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), as lead agency, has determined that Hudson River Park Improvements, consisting of up to three tennis courts, a skating rink and appurtenant structures within Segment 3 of the Hudson River Park, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

Contact: Irene Chang, Esq., Vice President for Legal Affairs and Counsel, LMDC, One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY, phone (212) 587-9648.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Queens County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Arverne Urban Renewal Area. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 24, 2003 at 10:00 AM at 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. The action involves a set of actions that would result in the redevelopment of most of the vacant portions of the Urban Renewal Area (URA). The Arverne redevelopment requires approval by the City Planning Commission and Council of the City of New York pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedures (ULURP) of the following actions: amendment of the Arverne Urban Renewal Plan, amendment of the City Map, amendment of the zoning map, acquisition of private property, and the disposition of City-owned property to private developers. These actions would result in the phased development of up to 3,900 housing units, up to 770,000 square feet of commercial space, new community facilities including a school, and a community recreation center, a central park/nature preserve, privately owned but publicly accessible open space, several beachfront preserve areas, and public parking. The Arverne URA, in Queens County, New York City, is generally bounded on the south by an existing City-owned boardwalk between Beach 32nd Street and Beach 74th Street, Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 74th Street and Beach 81st Street, and Hammels Boulevard between Beach 81st Street and Beach 84th Street; on the north by the northern side of Rockaway Freeway between beach 32nd Street and Beach 84th Street; on the east by Beach 32nd Street between the boardwalk and Rockaway Freeway; and on the west by an irregular line extending along Beach 84th Street from Rockaway Freeway to Beach Channel Drive/Hammels Boulevard, then to Beach 81st Street to Rockaway Beach Boulevard and then to Beach 74th Street where it continues to the boardwalk.

Contact: Helen Gitelson, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 863-8052, e-mail: gitelsoh@hpd.nyc.gov