ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Broadway Arches - BSA Cal. No. 239-03-BZ - CEQR No. 04-BSA-009M (please refer to the project's BSA Calendar and CEQR numbers in all correspondence) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves application for BSA Special Permit pursuant to section 73-53 of the Zoning Resolution, to extend the uses allowed on floors two through six of the West Broadway portion of the building to the ground floor of this portion of the building. The project site is located at 468 West Broadway/140 Thompson Street, Manhattan (Block 516, Lot 7). The Board of Standards and Appeals staff recommends, to the Board, a proposed Type I Negative Declaration. The proposed action is considered Type I based on the subject site being substantially contiguous to the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, which is both a New York City Historic District and a New York State and National Register Historic District. The project is located at 468 West Broadway/140 Thompson Street, Manhattan.

Contact: Rory Levy, Board of Standards and Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006-1705, phone: (212)513-4677, fax: (212)513-4690, E-mail: rlevy@dcas.nyc.gov


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Downtown Brooklyn Development, CEQR No. 03DME016K. The Downtown Brooklyn Development project is a public planning effort to create opportunities for encouraging commercial, residential, academic and cultural development in the Downtown Brooklyn area. Discretionary actions included as part of the project include zoning map and text changes, street mapping changes, urban renewal actions, the disposition of City-owned property, special permits for public parking facilities, and related land use actions. An Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and Draft Scoping Document were issued on April 15, 2003, followed by a Public Scoping Session on May 20, 2003 and the close of the public comment period on May 30, 2003. A Final Scope of Work was issued on November 3, 2003. The Notice of Completion of the Draft EIS was issued on November 28, 2003. The project area is within Downtown Brooklyn and is bounded generally by Adams Street/Boerum Place to the west, Schermerhorn Street to the south, Flatbush Avenue to the east and Tillary Street to the north.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, Senior Vice President (on behalf of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding), New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 3123703, fax: (212) 3123989, E-mail:hadasko@nycedc.com


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Midwood High School Science Annex, Brooklyn. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 10, 2003 at 7:00 pm. at J.H.S. 240, 2500 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Comments on the DEIS will be accepted by SCA until the close of business on Monday, December 29, 2003. The action involves site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new, approximately 340 seat Science Annex to the existing Midwood High School. The proposed new annex would be built across Bedford Avenue from Midwood High School, on a portion of an approximately 67,600 square foot paved City-owned lot currently under DOE's jurisdiction and management (Block 7552, Lot 54). A two-story, fully enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning Bedford Avenue would connect the existing school and new annex at their second and thrid stories.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.