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Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ladies’ Mile Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning, in association with Richard Chapman Associates, the "co-applicants," propose a zoning map amendment to change an existing M1-6M zoning district to a C6-4A zoning district. Concurrent with the zoning map amendment, the co-applicants are seeking a zoning text amendment to modify Zoning Resolution Sections 11-44, 23-633, 23-663 and 35-24. The proposed change to Section 11-44 would grandfather a recently approved Special Permit for a project at 38-42 West 18th Street for bulk and use modifications within the rezoning area. The proposed change to Section 23-663 is an administrative correction that would clarify the zoning text. The proposed amendment to Sections 23-633 and 35-24 would permit, within the rezoning area, an increase in the maximum permitted street wall height from 125 feet to the lessor of 150 feet or the height of an adjacent building. Richard Chapman and Associates is also applying for special permits, pursuant to ZR Sections 13-562 and 74-52 for public parking garages on two sites within the rezoning area. The directly affected area generally includes the blocks bounded by West 17th and West 22nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, DCP, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, NY, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495.


Positive Declaration

County: New York

Lead Agency: Battery Park City Authority

Project Title: Battery Park City Site 26

Brief Project Description:
The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed development of Battery Park City Site 26 may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. BPCA proposes to zone Site 26, located on the west side of Route 9A (West Street) between Vesey and Murray Streets, to permit development of the site. BPCA will execute a ground lease with a developer, which will construct a building in accordance with BPCA’s design and environmental guidelines. The Sixth Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will analyze two development scenarios for the project site, both of which would contain 1.9 million zoning square feet. The first—the Office with Trading Floor Scenario—would consist of the development of an up to approximately 800-foot-tall office building with trading and related office functions in the building’s base. The second—the All Office Scenario—would also consist of an up to an approximately 800-foot-tall building, which would contain only office uses. Both scenarios would be developed as part of a single zoning lot with Site 25 and would include up to 30,000 gross square feet (gsf) of ground-floor retail space and up to 300 below-grade parking spaces on the site.

It is expected that the Office with Trading Floor Scenario would be occupied by Goldman Sachs. The expected date of completion for both scenarios is 2009.

The zoning action is subject to the New York City land use review procedures and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). In addition, Goldman Sachs, as a prospective developer of the site, is seeking certain financial incentives from BPCA, New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), New York City Industrial Development Agency (IDA), and New York Liberty Development Corporation, which are also subject to SEQRA.

Project Location: West side of Route 9A between Vesey and Murray Streets, Manhattan, New York

Contact Person: Michael Ketring
Battery Park City Authority
One World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281-1097
T: 212/417-4144
F: 212/417-4123
E: ketrinm@bpcauthor.org


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

New York County

Project Title: World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan

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), as lead agency, in cooperation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has completed a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) on the proposed World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan (Proposed Action). The FGEIS incorporates and addresses comments received on the DGEIS from the public, organizations, elected officials and agencies. The Project Site consists of the World Trade Center Site (WTC Site) and the Southern Site 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 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.

The Proposed Action would provide for the construction on the Project Site of the World Trade Center Site Memorial (Memorial), an interpretive museum (Memorial Center), cultural facilities, and Memorial-related improvements, up to 10 million square feet of above-grade Class A office space, plus associated storage, mechanical, loading, below-grade parking, 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, open space areas, and certain infrastructure improvements.

The FGEIS analyzes the Proposed Action's potential impacts to land use and public policy, urban design and visual resources, historic resources, open space, shadows, community facilities, socioeconomic conditions, neighborhood character, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, infrastructure/safety/security, traffic and parking, transit and pedestrians, coastal zone, floodplain, natural resources, electromagnetic fields, environmental justice, and construction. The FGEIS also considers mitigation measures, alternatives, unavoidable adverse impacts, growth-inducing aspects of the Proposed Action, irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources, indirect and cumulative effects and other areas of potential environmental impact. The Proposed Action is a Type I action under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Information regarding the Proposed Action and a copy of the FGEIS are available on LMDC's website: www.RenewNYC.com in the "Planning, Design & Development" section, or by contacting 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; E-mail: wtcenvironmental@renewnyc.com.

A copy of the FGEIS is also available for public review at the following locations:

Chatham Square Library
33 East Broadway
New York, NY 10007

New Amsterdam Library
9 Murray Street
New York, NY 10002

Hudson Park Library
66 Leroy Street
New York, NY 10007

Manhattan Community Board #1
49-51 Chambers Street #715
New York, NY 10007

Hamilton Fish Library
415 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

Humanities and Social Sciences Library
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Manhattan Community Board #3
59 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Manhattan Community Board #2
3 Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10012

The public comment period on the FGEIS will remain open for written comments, which must be received by LMDC by 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 24, 2004. Comments received after 5 PM EDT on May 24, 2004 will not be considered. Comments should be sent to:

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Attention: Comments WTC Memorial and Redevelopment Plan/FGEIS
One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Comments on the FGEIS may also be submitted until 5 PM EDT on May 24, 2004, by e-mailing comments to wtcenvironmental@renewnyc.com.

Contact: William H. Kelley, Planning Project Manager, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, at contact information provided above.