Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/27/2005

Kings County

Applicant: One Beard Street LLC
496 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Facility: Ikea Red Hook
One Beard St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Application ID: 2-6102-00083/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
One Beard Street, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of IKEA Property, Inc. (the Applicant) has proposed to develop a new retail store, three other smaller retail buildings, a 1,400-space parking lot, and a 6.3 acre public waterfront esplanade on the former Todd Shipyards Corporation site (Block 612, Lot 130) on the Erie Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY (the Project). The large retail store would occupy an approximately 231,000 sq.ft footprint on the northeastern portion of the site. The main roof of the store is planned to rise to a height of approximately 48 feet and would incorporate approximately 1.6 acres of solar paneling and approximately 1.6 acres of “green roof”plantings. The completed project will result in the elimination of discharge of untreated stormwater runoff to the Erie Basin.

The site preparation for the project includes:
  • The removal of a  total of 88,544 sq.ft. of coverage (64,544 sq.ft. of wood decking and piers and  (4) steel floating dry-dock wing walls having a surface coverage of 24,000 sq.ft.)
  • Replacement of a 10 ft wide x 126 ft long section of the existing wood deck on the southeastern corner of Pier 4 with new concrete plank decking supported by 22 new coated steel concrete piles.
  • Filling of the graving dock to grade with clean fill material occurring at a time when the dock is dry.  A new retaining wall will be constructed as part of the fill operation. At the conclusion of the wall construction and fill operation the remaining portion of the dock will be flooded via decommissioning of the dewatering pumps to establish 17,107 sq.ft. of permanent open surface water.  The existing caisson will be secured in the open position.
  • Stabilization of the  existing shoreline using a combination of new sheetpile installation and existing sheetpile removal.
    • 1,511 linear feet of new steel sheetpile will be installed within 18 inches of the existing steel sheetpile and wood bulkheads.
    • 723 lin ft of existing sheetpile bulkhead will be removed and replaced with a rip rap slope landward of the toe of the existing bulkhead.
    • A pile supported platform will extend over the rip rap slope.  This activity will result in the creation of approximately 21,250 sq.ft. of new surface water.

The Project site is in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Brownfields Program and is being remediated pursuant to the NYSDEC Remedial Work Plan for the Brownfields Cleanup, US Dredging/IKEA Site Brownfield Site Cleanup Agreement Index No. W2-1023-04-10, Site N. C224043.

IKEA has arranged for a public meeting on Wednesday May 18 at 6:30 PM at the PAL Miccio Center, Redhook, Brooklyn, to address comments related to the permits to be issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYC Dept of City Planning
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have an impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. The department must consult further with OPRHP before making a final decision regarding the issuance of the permit.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 27 2005.
Contact: Kathryn D McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

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