ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation And Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Diversity Houses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land, designation of the development site as an Urban development action area plan project. These actions will facilitate the development of two seven-story residential buildings yielding 44 low-income units on approximately 63, 467 square feet of vacant City-owned land respectfully known as Site A and Site B. Approximately 10, 962 square feet will be developed as community facility with medical offices in the building on Site A and art and crafts classrooms/center in the building on Site B. The Site A location is 242-246 E. 2nd Street and Site B is located at 227-231 E 3rd Street, Manhattan.

Contact: Walter M. Roberts, New York City Department of Housing Preservation And Development, 100 Godl Street, New York, New York 10038


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Paul's Senior Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. The action involves an application by St. Paulís Community Baptist Church HDFC, for an authorization by the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 23-631(h), to allow a building to penetrate the height and setback regulations of an R5 district. The site is located at 848/874 Hendrix Street (Block 4353, Lots 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 25, and 26) in the East New York section of Brooklyn Community District 5. The proposed action would facilitate the construction of a 5-story senior citizen residence with 78 rental units and 25 on-site accessory parking spaces, with access from Hendrix Street.

The proposal also involves a request by the applicant for low-interest financing through the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). A coordinated environmental review was conducted with HDC as an involved agency.

The subject site contains several undeveloped lots and two, vacant, detached single-family residences which would be demolished to facilitate the development of the new senior citizen residence. The project is expected to be completed in 2004.

The conditiions are:

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City County- The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Arverne Mixed-Use Project (Arverne Urban Renewal Area). A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 10 a.m. at 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and will be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The Arverne URA is a 308 acre beachfront parcel located on the eastern section of the Rockaway Peninsula, Queens, New York. The project area has generally been subdivided into three sub-areas for the purposes of this project description.

The Western Portion of the Arverne Mixed-Use Project site is expected to include approximately 2,500 residential units in a predominately low-rise neighborhood of one-and two-family homes with mid-rise apartment buildings along major streets. Up to 250,000 square feet of commercial/retail is expected to be located on the ground floors of the apartment buildings and along the east-west boulevard immediately south of the elevated subway. An approximately 800-seat K-8 school and a community recreation center are also planned.

The Central Portion is to be developed as a park and natural preserve area.

The Eastern Portion of the Arverne Mixed-Use Project will include up to 500,000 square feet of commercial/retail development, up to 1,500 residential units and approximately 45 acres of mapped parkland. In both the West and East Portions of the Arverne Mixed-Use Project, significant infrastructure improvements will be necessary, including new streets, sewers, water mains, sidewalks and streetscape. Dune restoration, parkland development, subway station improvements and community facilities construction are also contemplated.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, Room 5-E1, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 863-7941.