ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Police Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed One Police Plaza Security Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) established security measures in order to protect City, State and Federal Facilities in the “civic center” portion of lower Manhattan which were at the time and continue to be considered potential targets. These security measures included the installation of attended security checkpoint booths, planters, bollards and hydraulic-operated delta barriers to restrict the access of unauthorized vehicles from roadways situated adjacent to the civic facilities located near One Police Plaza. These delta barriers are bolted into the surface of the roadway and are comprised of a plate that can be raised and lowered through the use of hydraulic power. Normally in a raised position, the delta barrier’s plate can be lowered to provide access to authorized vehicles. NYPD personnel stationed at the security checkpoints control the raising and lowering of the plate barrier. Pedestrian access within the security perimeter established by the check points and delta barriers is not restricted.

These security measures were implemented by the NYPD without conducting an environmental review of the potential impacts that would arise as a result of this action. In April 2003, residents of the Chatham Green and Chatham Towers apartments and local elected officials brought suit seeking to enjoin the NYPD from installing the delta barriers on the ground that the City failed to perform an environmental review of the action in violation of SEQRA/CEQR. In August 2003, the New York State Supreme Court for New York County held that the action was subject to environmental review and ordered the City to perform an environmental assessment.

Contact: Contact Person: Anthony T. Tria, 620 Circle Drive, Fort Totten, Bayside, NY 11359, phone: (718) 281-1254, fax: (718) 281-1593.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

New York City County - The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (a political subdivision and public benefit corporation of the State of New York), in cooperation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan (Proposed Action). Two public hearings on the DGEIS will be held on February 18, 2004, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, located at Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in the Borough of Manhattan, one from 1 PM to 5 PM and one starting at 6 PM.

Directions: The Schimmel Center is accessible to public transportation, including the subway to Park Place via 1/9, 2/3, Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall via 4/5/6, and Broadway/Nassau Street via A/C.

The public meeting site is accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services will be available for the hearing-impaired upon advance request.

Following the public hearings on the DGEIS, the public comment period on the DGEIS will remain open for written comments, which must be received by LMDC by 5 PM EDT on March 15, 2004. Comments received after 5 PM EDT on March 15, 2004 will not be considered. Comments should be sent to: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Attention: Comments WTC Memorial and Redevelopment Plan/DGEIS, One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006. Comments on the DGEIS may also be submitted until 5 PM EDT on March 15, 2004, through LMDC's website, http://www.renewnyc.com/plan_des_dev/frm_comments.asp, by choosing the category "Environmental/Plan Review."

The Project Site consists of the World Trade Center Site (WTC Site) and the Adjacent Sites in Lower Manhattan, New York, New York. The WTC Site is an approximately 16 acre parcel bounded by Liberty Street, Church Street, Vesey Street, and Route 9A. The Adjacent Sites include the Southern Site and the below-grade portion of Site 26 at Battery Park City. The Southern Site comprises two adjacent blocks south of the WTC Site -- one bounded by Liberty, Washington, Albany, and Greenwich Streets, and the other bounded by Liberty, Cedar, and Washington Streets and Route 9A -- and portions of two streets: Liberty Street between those blocks and the WTC Site, and Washington Street between Cedar and Liberty Streets. Site 26 is half the block bounded by North End Avenue, Murray and Vesey Streets, and Route 9A on the eastern side of the Embassy Suites Hotel.

The Proposed Action would provide for the construction on the Project Site of a World Trade Center Memorial and memorial-related improvements, up to 10 million square feet of above-grade Class A office space, plus associated below-grade parking, storage, mechanical, loading, and other non-office space, up to 1 million square feet of retail space, a hotel with up to 800 rooms and up to 150,000 square feet of conference space, new open space areas, museum and cultural facilities, and certain infrastructure improvements.

The Project Site consists of the World Trade Center Site (WTC Site) and the Adjacent Sites in Lower Manhattan, New York, New York. The WTC Site is an approximately 16 acre parcel bounded by Liberty Street, Church Street, Vesey Street, and Route 9A. The Adjacent Sites include the Southern Site and the below-grade portion of Site 26 at Battery Park City. The Southern Site comprises two adjacent blocks south of the WTC Site -- one bounded by Liberty, Washington, Albany, and Greenwich Streets, and the other bounded by Liberty, Cedar, and Washington Streets and Route 9A -- and portions of two streets: Liberty Street between those blocks and the WTC Site, and Washington Street between Cedar and Liberty Streets. Site 26 is half the block bounded by North End Avenue, Murray and Vesey Streets, and Route 9A on the eastern side of the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Contact: William H. Kelley, Planning Project Manager, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006; Telephone: (212) 962-2300; Fax: (212) 962-2431.