ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bensonhurst Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) proposing Zoning Map amendments for all or portions of 120 blocks in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Community District 11. The rezoning area is generally bounded by Bay Parkway and 61st Street to the north, McDonald Avenue to the east, Avenue U to the south, and Stillwell Avenue to the west.

The purpose of the rezoning is to maintain the current character of the neighborhood, which is primarily comprised of two and three-story buildings. Due to increased pressures for housing in Bensonhurst, developers are utilizing the existing zoning regulations to construct buildings that are substantially out-of-scale in terms of height and bulk as compared to the surrouding buildings. The proposed action would promote development along underutilized corridors, such as Kings Highway, while protecting areas that are unsuitable for continued large-scale residential development.

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


New York City (Bronx) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pelham Gardens Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) proposing Zoning Map amendments for all or portions of 163 blocks in the northeastern Bronx neighborhood of Pelham Gardens, Community District 11. The rezoning area is generally bounded by Adee Avenue, Givan Avenue, and Hammersley Avenue to the north, Edison Avenue to the east, Williamsbridge Road and Boston Road to the west, and Pelham Parkway to the south.

The purpose of the rezoning is to maintain the current character of the neighborhood, which is primarily comprised of detached and semi detached homes. Given the existing zoning, there is an incentive to demolish existing housing stock to make way for out-of-scale attached or multifamily structures. The proposed action would promote development along underutilized corridors while protecting areas that are unsuitable for continued multi-family residential development.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Kings) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Sunset Park High School Facility. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 25, 2005. The action involves site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding and construction of a new public high school facility serving approximately 1,640 students in the ninth through twelfth grades in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. The proposed new school facility would be located on the block bounded by 34th Street to the north, 4th Avenue to the east, 35th Street to the south, and 3rd Avenue to the west. The proposed site is located on the eastern portion of Block 688 on Lots 26 & 44, and adjoins the John D'Emic Park. The proposed project would involve demolition of the existing buildings on the site, and construction of a new 5-story school building. The project is located at 932 4th Avenue and 156/170 34th Street, Brooklyn, New York.

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