Philip E. Von Bargen, Town of Plattsburgh, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, phone: (518) 562-6850, fax: (518) 563-8396.
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New York City County – The City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Edgewater Park: Park and Greenway Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a portion of the Bronx River Greenway, develop a shoreline park with a waterfront promenade, formalize a park entry at both Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard, and create safe river access for public recreational activities such as kayaking and canoeing along the river. Additionally, the proposed action includes the remediation of contaminated soils, the removal of underground and above ground storage tanks, lead paint removal from the existing silos and structures to remain and be incorporated into the park‘s historic features, the stabilizing of existing steep slopes near the bank of the river, enhancing native tidal wetland plantings, cleaning and re-nourishing an existing defunct beach, and the removal of concrete debris throughout the site. The project is located at Edgewater Park, a 2.729–acre park located in the Bronx River community of the Bronx, New York City, specifically between Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard on the west side of the Bronx River.
Contact: Joshua Laird, City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, phone: (212) 360–3402, fax: (212) 360–3453.
New York City (Kings) County – The TransGas Energy Services Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed condemnation of One North 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the condemnation of a parcel of property located at 1 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York. The property is being condemned for the purpose of constructing a 1,100 MW cogeneration station capable of producing electricity and steam. The project is located at 1 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York.
Contact: Adam Victor, TransGas Energy Services Corporation, 630 First Avenue, Suite 30C, New York, NY 10016, phone: (212) 725–0427.
New York City County – The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed modifications to the Ward‘s and Randall‘s Islands access ramps, as part of the Triborough Bridge Rehabilitation Project, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A January 2001 Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the Triborough Bridge Rehabilitation Project and a Negative Declaration was issued on April 19, 2001. Since that time TBTA has proposed to modify certain elements of the Ward‘s and Randall‘s Islands access ramps from those evaluated in the 2001 EA and Negative Declaration. The proposed modification involves: i) reconfiguring the Ward‘s Island access on– and off-ramps that were to be built as part of the approved 2001 Action; ii) improving and rehabilitating the ramp for vehicles traveling from the Bronx and Queens to Randall‘s Island instead of realigning that ramp; and iii) closing the existing Randall‘s Island–to–Queens ramp to traffic instead of demolishing that ramp. The potential impacts of the reconfiguration have been evaluated in a Supplemental EA. The proposed modifications will result in the avoidance of an area with wetland resources and an area with potentially significant historic resources, as well as the improvement of vehicular circulation and access to Ward‘s and Randall‘s Islands, and will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts. Construction of the proposed modification is expected to begin in 2005 and be completed in 2008. The project is located on and adjacent to the Triborough Bridge on Ward‘s and Randall‘s Island, New York, New York.
Contact: Robert O‘Brien, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, phone: (646) 252–7617, fax: (646) 252–7605/7606.
New York City (Kings & Queens) County – The NYS Dept. of Transportation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Design Report/Environmental Impact Statement (DR/EIS) – Phases I–IV–D015207 – P.I.N. X228.54 Rehabilitation of the Long Island Expressway from the Grand Central Parkway to the Van Wyck Expressway. Queens County. A public hearing will be held June 23, 2006 and written comments will be accepted until August 21, 2006. The action involves the existing interchanges between the Long Island Expressway (LIE) designated as I–495, the Grand Central Parkway (GCP) designated as Rte 907M and the Van Wyck Expressway (VWE) designated as (I–678) are located in the County of Queens, New York. The project area encompasses the LIE/GCP/VWE interchanges, including its connecting ramps, collector distributor roads, and service roads. The easterly terminus of the project is the LIE in the vicinity of Main Street. The westerly terminus of the project is the LIE, just west of 108th Street. The north terminus on the GCP is 54th Avenue and the south terminus is 64th Avenue. The length of the project, along the LIE, is approximately 1800 meters. A large portion of the project is surrounded by the Flushing Meadow-Corona–Park. The determination to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement is based upon the potentially significant improvements to traffic operations, safety, the environment and impacts on the local communities. The project is located along I–495 (the Long Island Expressway–LIE) from 108th Street in Queens county to I–678 (the Van Wyck Expressway–VWE) interchange in Queens.
Contact: Nacer Boutemine, NYS Department of Transportation–Region ll, 47–40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 482–6426, fax: (718) 482–6319, e–mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City County – The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Harlem Hospital Center Modernization Project. The action involves demolition, construction and renovation activities. Hospital buildings to be demolished include the 7–story, 138,000–gross–square–foot (gsf) Women‘s Pavilion; the 5–story, 24,500–gsf Old Nurses Residence; 9–story, 64,300–gsf New Nurses Residence; 6–story, 53,500–gsf Outpatient Department; an existing 160–space surface parking lot; and an approximately 6,000–gsf, 2–story Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) building. The total approximate gross square footage of the buildings to be demolished is 286,300. New construction includes a new, approximately 155,800–zoning–square–foot (zsf) Patient Pavilion, consisting of 5 stories above grade, a rooftop mechanical penthouse, and a 1–story basement (below grade), and a 4–level, approximately 67,000–zsf, 450–space parking garage which includes a new EMS building and ambulance drop–off. The new garage would front on West 137th Street while the EMS facility would face the internal campus service road. The proposed project also includes the renovation of the existing Martin Luther King, Jr. Pavilion, including upgrading bed and support areas, modernizing elevators, air conditioning and heating systems and, allocating additional space for expansion of bed space and future projects. A key component of the proposed project is the preservation, removal, storage and adaptive reuse of the historic murals and archways located in several of the buildings to be demolished. The project is located at 506 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY.
Contact: Jack D. Homkow or Matthew A. Stanley, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119–0098, phone: (212) 273–5097, fax: (212) 273–5121.