ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

New York City County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUCF Project 136093, Renovation of Levin Institute will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves renovating interior areas of four townhouses (approximately 47,000 SF). The project is located at East 54 Street and 116-118 & 120 East 55 Street, Manhattan.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, phone: (518) 689-2591, fax: (518) 689-2635.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Queens) County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office-Hillside Replacement Facilities Project- [Design, Development and Construction] may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the Building 1 Training Room, Hillside Campus, Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Creedmoor Community Campus, Winchester Boulevard between Hillside Avenue and Union Turnpike, Queens Village, Queens County, New York 11427. Written comments on the Draft Scoping Document may be sent to the contact person and will be accepted for a period of ten (10) calendar days following the close of the Public Scoping Meeting. The action involves the construction of a replacement residential and program facility for 120 consumers within the Hillside Campus on an approximately 12.43-acre parcel. The proposed development parcel currently contains a grass athletic field, two vacant buildings, and the remains of an old grandstand structure, all of which will be demolished. The total square footage of the four structures to be demolished is 83,920. The replacement facilities would include eight homes and a program building totaling approximately 163,430 gross square feet (gsf). Six homes would be one story and two homes would be two stories. The one-story homes would each contain 12 beds while the two-story homes would contain 12 beds on each floor. The six one-story buildings would total 39,348 gsf, while the two two-story buildings will total 29,836 gsf. The homes would also contain bathroom facilities, dining, living and recreation spaces, as well as various support spaces for laundry, storage, medications, staff and housekeeping. The two-story, 58,626-gsf program building would contain classroom, clinic and program areas on the first floor for the individuals living in the eight homes. The second floor would house the offices of the BFDDSO, including administration, human resources, business, family support services, and community services offices. The basement would house education and training, safety and information services offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, and service facilities. The proposed project includes a 224-space parking lot adjacent to the facilities described above.

The proposed project also includes the potential opening of an existing entrance to the Hillside Campus onto Hillside Avenue via Avenue C, an internal service road on the Creedmoor Community Campus. This existing entrance is currently closed. This potential entrance will be analyzed as an alternative in the DEIS. In addition, roadway improvements would be made to Avenue C to facilitate better access to the Hillside Replacement Facilities Project.

Contact: 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.