Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The City of New York
Department of Sanitation
Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting
Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill
The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Thursday, February 23, 2006 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Lou Caravone Community Services Building (Community Board 2), located on the grounds of Sea View Rehabilitation Center and Home, at 460 Brielle Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314.
The meeting will provide information on the following:
Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and a DSNY representative will be available to answer questions.
New York City (Queens) County - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Hillside Replacement Facilities Project - [Design, Development and Construction]. 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.