Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former Citigas Service Station
Site Address: 8310 Astoria Boulevard, Jackson Heights, New York 11370
County: Queens
Site No.: C241090
Requestor: Grovick Properties, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27–1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note the application package includes the Remedial Draft Investigation Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by November 7, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation – Region 2
One Hunters Point Plaza, 1st Floor
47-20 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101–5407
Attention: Kerry Foley

Repository address:

East Elmhurst Library
9506 Astoria Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11369

Public Scoping

New York City (Brooklyn) County - A public scoping meeting has been scheduled to obtain comments on the draft scope of analysis for the DEIS, for the development of a major mixed-use development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn by the Atlantic Yards Development Company, LLC and Brooklyn Arena, LLC. The project entails the construction of an arena for use by the Nets professional basketball team, as well as residential, office, retail, hotel, open space, and parking uses. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New York City College of Technology, 285 Jay Street, Klitgord Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY. Copies of the draft scope of analysis may be obtained from ESDC's Web site: www.nylovesbiz.com/default.asp. Comments on the draft scope of analysis may be presented at the public scoping meeting or written comments may be sent to the contact below. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2005.

Contact: Atlantic Yards c/o Planning and Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 803-3254.

Negative Declaration

New York City County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woodlawn Zoning Map Amendment (CEQR No: 06DCP019X) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves The Department of City Planning proposes to rezone nineteen (19) full blocks and portions of twenty–four (24) blocks in the northern Bronx neighborhood of Woodlawn in Community District 12. The proposed action would directly affect the area that is bounded by Van Cortlandt Park to the west, Woodlawn Cemetery to the south, Webster Avenue to the east and the New York – Yonkers City Line to the north. Under the proposed action, three changes in zoning designation would take place. First, fourteen (14) full blocks and portions of twenty–two (22) blocks generally bounded by Van Cortlandt Park East, the New York–Yonkers City Line, 234th Street and Napier Avenue are proposed to be rezoned from R4-1 to R4A. Second, two (2) full blocks and portions of two (2) blocks generally bounded by Van Cortlandt Park East, Oneida Avenue, East 238th Street, and East 236th Street are proposed to be rezoned from R5 to R4A. Third, thirty–one (31) lots immediately west of Katonah Avenue along both sides of 237th and 238th Streets would be rezoned from R4–1 to R5B. The rezoning is needed to correct the mismatch between the built form of the neighborhood and what the existing zoning permits to be built. This mismatch creates an incentive to replace sound detached homes with out-of-character semi-detached housing. Recent development does not reflect the existing built form and over time could result in a substantial change in neighborhood character. The proposed action would limit new development to housing types that correspond to the neighborhood’s residential context and built form without precluding future development opportunities.

The proposed action is not expected to have a substantial effect on the amount of new construction in the foreseeable future. It would neither induce nor preclude new development, but rather it would ensure that new construction and development would occur in a manner that reflects the existing low–scale character of the area.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423.