ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Flushing Meadows Corona Park Natatorium & Skating Rink will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 2 ½-story sports center containing an Olympic-sized, indoor public swimming pool with seating for approximately 500 spectators (natatorium), and a National Hockey League (NHL) regulation-sized public ice-skating rink, also with approximately 500 seats. The sports center would be located on the northeastern edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, near the park’s Avery Avenue pedestrian entrance, in Flushing, Queens. The proposed project is expected to be completed in Fall 2007.

Contact: Joshua Laird, City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation, Planning, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, phone: (212) 360-3402, fax: (212) 360-3453, e-mail:Joshua.Laird@parks.nyc.gov.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 22-36 Caton Place 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 an application by First American Equities, LLC for an amendment to the zoning map to change an R6 zoning district to an R7A district. The area to be rezoned is approximately 31,109 square feet. The affected premises are located at 22-36 Caton Place (Block 5320, Lot 55 and part of lot 46) in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood section of Brooklyn Community District 7, within the Special Ocean Parkway District. The part of Lot 46 not affected by this application is currently located in an R7A zone.

The area to be rezoned is developed with a 1-story vacant building (Lot 55) and a six-story residential building (Lot 46). The vacant building (Lot 55) would be demolished to facilitate the construction of an 8-story Quality Housing residential building with 68 dwelling units and 40 accessory parking spaces. The existing six-story residential building (Lot 46) would not be affected. The new building is expected to be constructed in 2006.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

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