Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York City County - The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed One Bryant Park Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 11, 2003 at 4:00-8:00 p.m.at the New Victory Theater located at 209 West 42nd Street, New York, NY. Public Comment Period ends December 22, 2003. The action involves the development of an approximately 900-foot tall building with approximately 2.1 million gross square feet and approximately 51 stories. The proposed development is expected to house the majority of Bank of America, N.A.’s investment banking and trading operations, as well as other office and commercial tenants. In addition, the project would include approximately 19,000 square feet of retail uses and a rebuilt Henry Miller’s Theater with up to a maximum of 1,100 seats. Public amenities to be provided include: a covered through-block public pedestrian corridor connection between 42nd and 43rd Streets located on the western portion of the Project site (adjacent to the existing Four Times Square building); consolidated and improved subway entrance at the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street; a below-grade pedestrian connection between the 42nd Street-Sixth Avenue subway station and the 42nd Street-Times Square subway station with a new mid-block subway entrance between Sixth Avenue and Broadway; an urban garden room of approximately 3,500 square feet that would be publicly accessible and provide seating and trees; increased pedestrian circulation space in the area around the Project site; and a completely rebuilt Henry Miller’s Theater with the landmarked 43rd Street façade preserved and restored. The Project site occupies the approximately eastern two-thirds of the block between Sixth Avenue and Broadway from West 42nd to 43rd Streets, in Manhattan.
Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Arverne Urban Renewal Area. 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 project is located in Queens County, New York City, and 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, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 863 - 8052, fax: (212) 863 - 7988.