ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New 630-Seat Primary/Intermediate School Facility for Region No. 5/Community School District No. 19 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new approximately 630-seat primary/intermediate school facility in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn. Site acquisition, design, and construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to the DOE’s Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009.

The proposed site is an approximately 53,500 square foot assemblage located at the southwest corner of Jamaica Avenue and Richmond Street in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn (Block 4102, Lots 19, 27, 33, 35 & 36). The site consists of five privately owned lots: Lots 19, 27 & 35 contain vacant and partly demolished structures formerly occupied by a manufacturing business as well as a surface parking lot for ambulances; and Lots 33 and 36 contain two-family residences. The SCA would acquire all five lots and demolish the existing on-site structures to construct the proposed new school facility.

The project is located on the southwest corner of Jamaica Avenue & Richmond Street, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, New York Tax Block 4102, Tax Lots 19, 27, 33, 35 & 36.

The conditions are:

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rego Park Mall Expansion. The action involves Alexanders of Rego II, Inc. and Alexanders of Rego Park propose to build a mixed-use retail and residential development on the block (Block 2080, Lot 101) bounded by the Horace Harding/Long Island Expressway (LIE) service road to the north, 62nd Drive to the south, Junction Boulevard to the west, and 97th Street to the east in Rego Park, Queens. The project site contains a group of parking lots with approximately 900 spaces. Approximately 542 monthly card holders currently use the lots; of those, 402 have commuter passes that are valid on weekdays between 6 AM and 7 PM, and 140 have 24 hour passes valid seven days a week. The commuter parking lots were opened at the request of the Queens Borough President’s office to accommodate the anticipated demand for parking during construction at the Queens Center Mall.

The proposed development would total 1,821,195 gross square feet (gsf), including approximately 692,720 gsf of commercial retail use, 450 residential units, and 1,416 accessory parking spaces. A two-level vehicular and pedestrian bridge would span 62nd Drive and connect the proposed parking garage with the parking garage in the existing Rego Park Mall. Additionally, the project sponsor proposes to create approximately 26,665 square feet of publicly accessible, open and covered pedestrian area.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, Email: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.