ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Franklin Avenue Lofts (ULURP No. 030294 ZMK) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the applicant, 945 Bergen Street, LLC, who is seeking an amendment to the City Zoning Map to change an M1-1 district to an R6 zoning district and an R6/C2-3 zoning district, in an area located on the west side of Franklin Avenue between Bergen and Dean streets (Block 1142, Lots 44 and 48) in Brooklyn, Community District 8.

The area to be rezoned is improved with seven industrial buildings and two single family houses. Although these buildings were constructed separately, later occupants of the site have removed interior walls, thereby linking the floor plates of the individual structures. The proposed action would result in the conversion of six industrial buildings, the demolition of one industrial building and the two houses, and new construction to facilitate an 80,495 square foot six story building containing 60,995 square feet of artist live-work studios, 2,500 square feet of artist studios and 17,000 square feet of ground floor retail use. Construction is anticipated to be completed in 2004.

The conditions are:

In order to ensure an acceptable interior noise environment, future residential uses must provide a closed window condition with a minimum of 30 dB(A) window/wall attenuation on all facades in order to maintain an interior noise level of 45 dB(A). In order to maintain a closed-window condition, an alternate means of ventilation must also be provided. Alternate means of ventilation includes, but is not limited to, central air conditioning or air conditioning sleeves containing air conditioners or HUD-approved fans.

For the properties located at 937-949 Bergen Street, 608-620 Franklin Avenue and 1034-1048 Dean Street (Block 1142, Lots 44, and 48) the applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

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


New York City (Staten Island) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Old Amboy Road Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the applicant, Robert Arminante, who is requesting an authorization pursuant to Section 107-68 of the Zoning Resolution to modify group parking facility and access regulations in the Special South Richmond Development District. The proposed action would facilitate the construction of a two-story and cellar commercial building with 163 on-site parking spaces. Of these parking spaces, 79 will be below grade and 84 at grade. The project site is located in a C8-1 Zoning District and within the Special South Richmond Development District. It is located on 4255 Old Amboy Road (Block 5460, Lot 37) in Community District 3 in Staten Island. It is located along the northern side of Old Amboy Road, between Armstrong Avenue to the west and Lindenwood Road to the east. The site, last occupied by the Springstead Home Center (a retail building and supply company) since the 1950s, is currently vacant and unoccupied.

The conditions are:

For the properties located at 4255 Old Amboy Road (Block 5460, Lot 37) the applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Supplemental EIS

New York and Westchester Counties - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. The NYCDEP proposes to 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 portions of New York City and upstate New York.

The Draft SEIS proposes the construction of the WTP at one of three possible sites: the Eastview Site, the Mosholu Site and the Harlem River Site (see Project Location below). The purpose of the SEIS is to inform the decision-making process by providing information about the potential for significant adverse environmental impacts at the three sites being considered. A decision for selecting the site for the WTP would occur after thorough examination of the potential significant adverse impacts at the various sites and a thorough examination of public comments on the SEIS.

Potential significant adverse impacts identified for the Croton Water Treatment Plant at the Eastview Site include: Traffic, Natural Resources, and Archaeological Resources. In addition, the combination of the construction for the WTP and the proposed Catskill/Delaware Ultra Violet Water Treatment Plant could potentially exacerbate the significant adverse impacts identified and result in additional significant adverse impacts on Neighborhood Character, Public Heath, Air Quality, and Water Resources. NYCDEP proposes mitigation measures to reduce the potential significant adverse impacts for the previously listed criteria where feasible or practicable.

Potential significant adverse impacts identified for the WTP at the Mosholu Site include: Traffic, Noise, Natural Resources, and Public Health. NYCDEP proposes mitigation measures to reduce the potential significant adverse impacts for the previously listed criteria where feasible or practicable.

Potential significant adverse impacts identified for the Croton Water Treatment plant at the Harlem River Site include: Traffic, Noise, Hazardous Materials, Natural Resources, and Public Health. NYCDEP proposes mitigation measures to reduce the potential significant adverse impacts for the previously listed criteria where feasible or practicable.

Potential significant adverse impacts at the Off-Site Facilities could result for traffic and noise quality as a result of construction related work. These potential significant adverse impacts would be temporary at most locations. Since each of the facilities are listed in the State and National Historic Structures construction work although mainly internal to the facilities has the potential for significant adverse historic impacts. Coordination with the New York State and Federal historic preservation officers would be undertaken.

The Draft SEIS will be available for inspection by the public at repositories located within the Bronx and Westchester Counties, New York as well as on DEPís website (www.nyc.gov/dep). The public is invited to provide comments through testimonies presented at public hearings (date and time of public hearings to be determined) and/or through written submissions.

The Draft SEIS proposes the construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at one of three possible locations: the Eastview Site bordered generally by Grasslands Road/Route 100C located in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York; the Mosholu Site located at the Mosholu Golf Course and Driving Range in Van Cortlandt Park in the Borough of the Bronx, New York; or the Harlem River Site located along the Harlem River near the West Fordham Road/University Heights Bridge with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railway Hudson Rail on the east and north in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.

Contact: Mark Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4351, fax: (718) 595-4395.