ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of General Services has declared that 107 Lawrence Street, located in the City of New York, County of Kings, Borough of Brooklyn, is no longer useful for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved December 15, 2005.

Contact: Ellen Manning, Office of General Services, Bureau of Land Management, 26th Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242, phone: (518) 474-2195, fax: (518) 474-0011.


Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Melrose Hotel PCHE Text Amendment and Special Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Barbizon Hotel Associates, L.P., requesting an amendment to the text of Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 73-36 and 32-31 to add C1-8X zoning districts to the list of commercial zoning districts within which the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) may grant special permits to allow Physical Culture and Health Establishments (PCHEs). The C1-8X zoning district is mapped on portions of Lexington Avenue between East 61st Street and East 98th Street in Manhattan Community Districts 8 and 11.

In conjunction with the proposed text amendment, the applicant is also seeking a special permit from the BSA pursuant to the amended ZR Sections 73-36 and 32-31 to allow the operation of a commercial health club at the former Melrose Hotel located at 140 East 63rd Street (Block 1397, Lot 49) in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 8. The Melrose Hotel is listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Melrose Hotel is a 24-story building located within a C1-8X zoning district and currently contains a health club operated by Equinox Sports Club (Equinox). The health club has operated as an accessory use to the hotel. The hotel recently closed and the building is now being converted to residential use. The proposed action would allow the health club to continue to be operated by Equinox as a commercial use when the building conversion is completed. The existing health club occupies a total of 43,215 square feet of space in the sub-cellar, cellar, ground and second floors of the building, and the size of the health club would not change as a result of the proposed action.

Contact: Brad Kieves, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, NYC Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3417, e-mail:bkieves@planning.nyc.gov.