ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Washington Square Park Reconstruction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves providing Washington Square Park with a cohesive design, improved circulation and physical condition, landscape rehabilitation, contemporary design standards for pedestrian use, enhanced access, and rehabilitation of important historic features.

The proposed action will be carried out in three phases. The first phase will encompass reconstruction of the fountain, central plaza area, and northwest quadrant of the park, which currently contains park pathways and landscaping. The second phase of the proposed action will reconstruct the remaining quadrants of the park. The third phase, which may be conducted concurrently with phase two, will include the replacement of utility buildings. Phase One is planned to begin spring 2007 and the remaining phases in 2008 or 2009. As of the date of this notice, the City is enjoined, by court order, from proceeding with any work on the fountain and fountain plaza areas.

The project is located in the Greenwich Village community of New York County, New York. The site location is bounded by Washington Square North, Washington Square East, Washington Square South, and Washington Square West.

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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York City (Kings) County - The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project. The action involves the development of an arena, 16 buildings for residential, office, retail, community facilities, parking, and possibly hotel uses, and 8 acres of publicly accessible open space. The proposed project would also include a reconfigured and improved Vanderbilt rail yard and improved access to the Atlantic Terminal subway station.

Copies of the FEIS are available for inspection at ESDC, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017. A CD of the entire FEIS and/or a paper copy of the executive summary of the FEIS are available at no charge upon request. Paper copies of the complete FEIS are available for purchase. To inspect and/or obtain copies of the FEIS from ESDC, please call (212)803-3233 or email atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is also available on ESDC's web site at: http://www.nylovesbiz.com/AtlanticYards. In addition, the FEIS is available for inspection at branches of the Brooklyn Public Library at: Grand Army Plaza, 496 Franklin Avenue, 380 Washington Avenue, 25 4th Avenue, and 93 St. Edwards Street; the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President; and the offices of Community Boards 2, 6 and 8.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Email: atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us.