Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York City (Staten Island) County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lower Density Growth Management Area Text Amendment Follow Up (CEQR No. 06DCP003R, ULURP No. N063002 ZRR) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of City Planning proposing to amend Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 23–32 (Minimum Lot Area or Lot Width for Residences) and 107–42 (Minimum Lot Area and Lot Width for Residences) and to create Section 23–89 (Open Area Requirements for Residences in Lower Density Growth Management Areas (LDGMA) in the Borough of Staten Island). The proposed action would only apply to Lower Density Growth Management Areas in the Borough of Staten Island and is intended as a follow–up measure to the LDGMA Text Amendment adopted in 2004.
The purpose of the LDGMA Text Amendment Follow Up is to better meet the intent of the LDGMA Text Amendment with regard to the minimum lot area, minimum lot width, and shared rear yards. The proposed LDGMA Text Amendment Follow Up seeks to clarify the zoning text to address these areas. The proposed text amendment would not significantly alter land use or affect the amount of future development.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423.
Supercedes Negative Declaration issued on June 20, 2005
New York City (Queens) County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed College Point Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) is proposing Zoning Map amendments for all or portions of 161 blocks in the northern Queens neighborhood of College Point located in Community District 7. The proposed rezoning area is generally bounded by Flushing Bay on the west, the East River on the north and 132nd Street to the east, and 30th Avenue to the south.
The proposed amendments to the Zoning Map are as follows:
In addition, the proposed Zoning Map amendment includes the following changes to commercial overlays:
The objective of the proposed rezoning is to comprehensively establish contextual zoning districts for residentially-developed portions of College Point. This rezoning is intended to preserve the one– and two–family character of neighborhood and ensure that future residential development will reinforce the established character.
The College Point rezoning proposal would limit new development to a housing type and density that corresponds to the neighborhood’s residential context and form. The proposed contextual zoning districts would prevent out-of-character, multiple-family, attached buildings. For five blocks or block portions within the rezoning area, the proposal would reflect the predominantly residential character of these blocks by changing the zoning designation from light manufacturing to a residential zone allowing one– or two–family housing developments. In addition, the proposed rezoning to a higher residential density with commercial overlays would reinforce the role of College Point Boulevard as the community’s central corridor.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423, fax: (212) 720–3495.