Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York City County The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed One Bryant Park Project. 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.