Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Riverview, College Point, New York (CEQR No. 02DCP036Q-ULURP No. N020331 ZAQ, N020332 MLQ,N020333 ZCQ, M820250(D)ZAQ, N0260426 ZRQ, N060427 NAQ, and N060428 ZAQ) 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 Powell’s Cove Associates LLC proposing a modification of a previously approved special permit to permit the reorientation of dwelling units in a Large Scale Residential Development located along the East River shoreline in College Point, Queens Community District 7. Additionally, the applicant is now seeking a zoning authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 78-313 to distribute floor area across zoning lots; an authorization pursuant to ZR section 23-631(h) to waive wall heights; an authorization pursuant to ZR section 26-26 to modify the required width of private roads; a waterfront certification pursuant to ZR section 62-711; and a zoning text change to ZR section 78-06 to change the ownership requirements for LSRD within Queens Community District 7. The Zoning text change would apply only to the applicant’s property. In addition, a landfill approval is being sought, to legalize shoreline landfill which was deposited by a previous owner. NYSDEC has entered into a Consent Decree with the project sponsor by which it approves of the landfill, conditioned on the project sponsor meeting certain landscaping and public access conditions.
The proposed actions would permit the construction of 202 new dwelling units located in 74 two- and three-family, three story attached buildings arranged in 16 clusters on the property, for a total of 399 dwelling units in a reconfigured site plan, compared to the 500 dwelling units previously approved. The proposed actions would also allow for the completion of a publicly-accessible waterfront open space on a portion of the project site where there had been landfilling activities by a previous owner.
The project site is located at 121-21 through 121-39 5th Avenue, on the north side of Powell’s Cove Boulevard between 121st Street and Lax Avenue (Block 3916, Lots 90, 100, 300, and 400), within an R4 zoning district. The project site currently has 236 three-story residential structures with accessory parking and a small public walkway on the western portion of the site.
The conditions are:
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.
New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Conversion of Former Brooklyn Family Court into a New High School Facility. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at 71-77 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Comments on the DEIS are requested and will be accepted by the SCA until the close of business on June 23, 2006. The DEIS is also available at the SCA’s website (www.nycsca.org). The action involves the New York City Department of Education (DOE), the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) proposing to convert the former Brooklyn Family Court building in Downtown Brooklyn into a public high school facility containing up to approximately 1,075 seats. The former Brooklyn Family Court building is located at the southeast corner of Adams and Johnson Streets (Block 140, Lot 10). The building, which contains a total of approximately 140,000 gross square feet, is currently vacant, owned by the City of New York, and under DOE’s control. The proposed project would involve the full renovation of the existing five-story building for school use and occupancy, as well as replacement of the building’s existing penthouse with a new, approximately 40-foot-tall sixth-floor addition.
The proposed facility would be located within the boundaries of DOE Region No. 8/Community School District No. 13, and is expected primarily to serve Brooklyn residents, although it could serve students from other City boroughs. Design and construction of the proposed project would be undertaken pursuant to the DOE’s Five-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005 through 2009.
According to preliminary design plans, the proposed school facility would contain classrooms, administrative space, special education instruction rooms, a gymnasium/multi-purpose area, library, music rooms, computer/technical labs, kitchen/lunchroom, and support space. The front entrance to the school and main student entry area would be on Adams Street, along which the existing building possesses approximately 206 feet of frontage.
The SCA would begin construction activities in 2006, with student occupancy of the renovated building expected to begin in September 2008.
Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045,