Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York City County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Far West Village Rezoning, CEQR NO. 06DCP001M, ULURP No.060006 ZMM will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) proposing a zoning map amendment for the far western portion of the West Village (Far West Village), located in Community District 2, Manhattan. The proposed action is a zoning map amendment to rezone existing C1–7, C6–2, C8–4 and M1–5 zoning districts to contextual C1–6A, C1–7A, C4–4A and R6A/C1–5 zoning districts. Contextual zoning districts regulate the height and bulk of new buildings to conform to the existing character and built form of the neighborhood. The Quality Housing Program is also mandated in contextual zoning districts.
The northern portion of the rezoning area is located along both sides of Washington Street and is generally bounded by Bethune Street to the south, Gansevoort Street to the north, Hudson River Park to the west and Washington Street to the east. The southern portion of the rezoning area is located completely west of Washington Street and generally bounded by Barrow Street to the south, Hudson River Park to the west, Bank Street to the north and Washington Street to the east. In conjunction with the rezoning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is expected to calendar a number of individual landmarks, a proposed extension of the Greenwich Village Historic District and a proposed historic district centered around Weehawken Street in the southern portion of the rezoning area. The proposed action, in conjunction with the proposed LPC designations, will provide a balanced approach to the dual objectives of growth and neighborhood preservation.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, NYC Department of City Planning, Envronmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street – Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423.
New York City (Brooklyn) County – The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park Project. A Public Hearing will be held in September, specific date and location to be announced shortly. Public Comment Period ends: 30 days after Public Hearing (TBA). The action involves an approximately 85-acre Park which would contain public recreation and waterfront access plus concessions and other appropriate uses (totaling approximately 8.5 acres) intended to foster use of the park and to produce revenue for its ongoing upkeep and operation. The Project site comprises approximately 85 acres, including Piers 1 through 6 and related upland property, Fulton Ferry State Park, the existing Main Street Park, and the Con Edison property east of the Manhattan Bridge.
Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City County – The New York State Department Of Transportation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Route 9A Lower Manhattan Redevelopment. The action involves a SEQRA Record of Decision (ROD), documenting the New York State Department of Transportation's findings and decision to proceed with the proposed action as described in the Federal Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FHWA–NY–EIS–04–02–S) for the Route 9A Project Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, was signed by NYSDOT Chief Engineer Paul Wells on July 13, 2005. A NEPA ROD was also signed by the FHWA on July 13, 2005.
This ROD was prepared in accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the Department's implementing regulations for SEQRA (17 NYCRR Part 15). The Department, acting as the SEQRA Lead Agency, has given full consideration to the facts and conclusions relied upon in the Federal FSEIS and has determined that the requirements of Section 8-0109 of the Environmental Conservation Law and 6 NYCRR Part 617 have been met.
The decision of the Department is to select the “At–Grade” Alternative, as identified in the Federal FSEIS, as the Preferred Alternative for the Route 9A Project Lower Manhattan Redevelopment.
The Preferred Alternative would effectively restore Route 9A to its pre–September 11, 2001 condition. However, to provide more frontage area to accommodate pedestrians adjacent to the WTC Site, the northbound roadway would be shifted west, outside of the WTC bathtub slurry wall, and the east sidewalk area between Albany and Murray Streets would be widened. The shift in the roadway would result in a narrower frontage area at the WFC and a wide sidewalk area west of the WTC Site slurry wall adjacent to the WTC Memorial. Additional details of the Preferred Alternative are discussed in the FSEIS, which is available on the project website, www.route9a.info.
Construction for the Preferred Alternative would take approximately 26 months to complete at an estimated cost of $265 million, including design, inspection, construction, and cost escalation. The project is located on Route 9A (West Street), Chambers Street to West Thames Street.
Contact: Richard J. Schmalz, New York State Department Of Transportation, 21 South End Avenue, New York, NY 10280, phone: (212) 267–4113, fax: (212) 267–4114, e–mail:email@example.com.