ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Staten Island) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency has determined that the proposed new 440-Seat Early Childhood Center at Old P.S. 15, Richmond will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the renovation and expansion of the former P.S. 15 building in Staten Island into an early childhood center with a capacity of approximately 440 seats. The proposed facility would serve students in pre-kindergarten through third grade. Design and construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to the DOE’s Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009.

The proposed site is an approximately 0.73-acre property located at the southeast corner of Grant Street and St. Paul’s Avenue in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island (Block 506, Lot 81). The surrounding neighborhood consists predominantly of low-density residential developments. The site is owned by the City of New York, and is under DOE’s management and jurisdiction. It contains a three-story building (containing a total of approximately 28,315 square feet) which was originally constructed as a public school in the late 19th Century, but which was most recently occupied by DOE’s maintenance division as its Staten Island Area Office. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the existing structure is eligible for inclusion in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Further, the building is a designated New York City Landmark.

Under the proposed project, the SCA would fully renovate the existing structure and construct a new three-story addition to the rear of the building, extending it to the east, to create the early childhood center. The purpose of the project is to provide additional permanent student capacity within DOE’s Region No. 7/Community School District No. 31 to alleviate the overutilization of existing primary school facilities, and to accommodate anticipated growth in student enrollments.

The proposed facility would contain a total of up to approximately 48,315 gross square feet consisting of pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms, special educational facilities, library, multipurpose room, and kitchen. In addition to the building, the remainder of the school site would be improved with open space/schoolyard. Construction activities would begin in 2006, with student occupancy of the facility anticipated in September 2008.

The conditions are:

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Spector Hall, New York, New York. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2005. The action involves approximately 2,252,000 gross square feet of new development. The project would include two 1-story retail buildings with an adjacent surface parking lot; one 4-story retail building with parking at the ground floor; a 6-level parking garage with retail space on Exterior Street and River Avenue; one 3-story retail building; and a hotel with a banquet facility and parking. The site is Block 2356 Lot 20, Block 2357 Lots 1 and 86, Block 2539 Lots 32 and 60 (part) in the West Haven neighborhood in the borough of the Bronx. The Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market project is located on a site bordered by Metro North Rail Road tracks to the north, River Avenue to the east, 149th Street to the south, and Exterior Street to the west.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703, fax: (212) 312-3989.