Consolidated SPDES Renewals
New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Queensboro Hill Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of City Planning proposing to amend the Zoning Map on all or portions of 100 blocks in the central Queens neighborhood of Queensboro Hill, Queens Community District 7, from existing R2, R3-2, and R4 districts, to lower-density or contextual zones where appropriate. Additionally, portions of 5 blocks in the neighborhood of Flushing on the Hill in Community District 8 would be rezoned from R4 to a lower density contextual district of R4-1. The rezoning area is generally bounded by Kissena Park and Kissena Corridor Park to the north; St. Mary’s Cemetery to the east; the Long Island Expressway, Queens College, and Mount Hebron Cemetery to the south, and College Point Boulevard to the west. In addition, commercial overlay districts within the rezoning area will be changed from C1-2 and C2-2 to C1-3 and C2-3 to limit the intrusion of commercial uses on the residential streets. Some small area of new commercial districts will also be created along the Main Street and Kissena Boulevard corridors to reflect the existing development patterns. The project is located in Queensboro Hill, Queens Community District 7.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, email: RDobrus@planning.nyc.gov.
New York City (Staten Island) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prince’s Bay neighborhood, Community District 3 in the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of City Planning (DCP) and Councilmember Andrew Lanza proposing a zoning map amendment which would rezone an existing R3-2 district to an R3X district and rezone an existing R3X district to an R1-2 district within the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD). The proposal also includes a zoning text amendment to the Zoning Resolution (ZR) which would establish Special Area LL (Large Lots) and Special Area SH (Senior Housing) within the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD). The proposed zoning map amendment would rezone an existing R3-2 zoning district to a contextual R3X zoning district in a 149.2 acre section of the southern portion of the Mt. Loretto property. The area contains several community facility buildings, as well as vacant and wooded land. The proposed rezoning area overlaps with a large portion of the proposed Special Area SH.
The proposed zoning map amendment would also rezone an existing R3X zoning district to a lower density R1-2 zoning district in an area generally bounded by Indale Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, and Johnston Terrace. The rezoning area is approximately 22.4 acres and is located within the former Camp St. Edwards site. A development has been approved and is almost complete for this site.
The proposed text amendment would establish Special Area LL (Large Lots), ZR Section 107-42 and 107-462, which would continue to permit one- or two-family residences but on a larger minimum lot size of 5,700 square feet. Area LL is generally bounded by Richmond Parkway, Minturn Avenue and Percival Place, Hylan Boulevard, Richard Avenue, Amboy Road, and Page Avenue. The proposed text amendment would also establish Special Area SH (Senior Housing) ZR Section 107-411, 107-61, and 107-672 which would permit the development of non-profit housing for the elderly in an R3X district at an R3-2 residential equivalency. A portion of Area SH is within the area of the proposed R3X district, and the remainder of Area SH is within an existing R3X district.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, Email: RDobrus@planning.nyc.gov.