ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
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Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 141 Fifth Avenue (CEQR No. 06DCP100M - ULURP No. 060483 ZAM) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves he applicant, Savanna Partners is seeking an authorization pursuant to Section 15-20 of the Zoning Resolution (ZR) to waive the nonresidential floor area preservation requirements of Section 15-21 of the ZR. The project site is located at 141 Fifth Avenue (Block 849, Lot 75) on the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and East 21st Street within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District of Manhattan Community District 5. The project site is within a C6-4M zoning district.

The proposed action would facilitate the conversion of the third through twelfth floor, as well as the penthouse of an existing12-story commercial building to residential use. A portion of the southeastern portion of each floor would be removed to increase light and air for residential use. The southern part of the building would be increased to twelve stories, adding 1,680 square feet to the building and would be set back approximately 17 feet from the Fifth Avenue street line. The existing penthouse would also be expanded, adding 266 gross square feet. The conversion would result in 42 dwelling units and the roof would include approximately 2,035 square feet of recreational space, available to building residents.

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


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hospital for Special Surgery (CEQR No. 05DCP061M-ULURP Nos. 060333ZSM, M910485AZSM, 060440MMM, N070145ZRM, N070146CMM, N070168CMM, N070169CMM, N070170CMM and 070171ZSM) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., and will be held at the New York City Department of City Planning's Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York, 10007. Written comments will be accepted by the lead agency until February 9, 2007. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division (EARD), New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, New York 10007, Robert Dobruskin, Director (212) 720-3423; or from the Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10038, Robert Kulikowski, Director (212) 788-2937. The Draft Scope of Work and scoping protocol will also be made available for download at www.nyc.gov/planning. The action involves an application by the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) for several actions, described below, to facilitate the expansion and modernization of its existing facilities located at 535 East 70th Street (Block 1482, Lot 20 and Block 1483, Lots 33 and 23) in Manhattan, Community District 8. The proposed actions are needed to provide the HSS with the additional space needed for modernization of the facility by allowing it to expand operating room capacity, inpatient beds, ambulatory surgery, diagnostic imaging services, sports medicine rehabilitation, and physician offices. Expansion and modernization would allow the facility to accommodate high utilization and volume increases in surgeries and patients. The proposal has an anticipated completion date of 2008.

The proposal includes modifications to a previously approved City Planning Commission (CPC) special permit and an application for a new special permit, pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 74-682 to allow development over the FDR Drive. The existing special permit was approved in 1992 pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 74-682 and allowed the development of the Hospital's East Wing to be constructed over the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Drive.

Under the proposed modifications to the existing special permit, 3-stories (a ninth, tenth and eleventh floor) would be added to the existing East Wing, adding a total of 57,772 gross square feet (gsf) to the existing building. The new special permit, pursuant to ZR section 74-682, would allow the development of a new 12-story, 91,784 gsf building, known as the River Building, to be constructed above the FDR Drive at the prolongation of East 71st Street, adjacent to and north of the existing East Wing of the Main Hospital building; access to the River Building would be provided via the existing Caspary Building, located north of East 71st Street and west of the FDR Drive. The new special permit would also allow a new, enclosed pedestrian bridge to be built above the FDR Drive at the extension of East 71st Street, at the third floor level of the East Wing Building connecting it to the River Building.

In addition to the modifications to the existing special permit and new special permit, the proposal includes a zoning text amendment to ZR section 74-682 (Developments Over Streets) and a city map amendment. The zoning text amendment would modify off-street loading requirements to allow loading berths to be located anywhere within the HSS campus without regard for zoning lot lines for zoning lots adjacent to air space that has been closed, demapped and conveyed by the City to non-profit institutions in R9 or R10 districts, pursuant to State enabling legislation enacted in 1971. The city map amendment would eliminate, discontinue and close portions of the FDR Drive right-of-way (and dispose of the real property related thereto), to allow for the placement of columns and footings associated with construction of the proposed River building on the sidewalk at the west edge of the FDR Drive and east of the roadway of the FDR Drive, in the East River Esplanade.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, NYC City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3420, fax: (212) 720-3495.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Bronx) County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrade. The action involves the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) Phase III Upgrade and additional improvements. The public comment period begins with the date of the Notice of Completion and will continue through the spring of 2007. The public hearing date(s) will be published at a later date for spring 2007 public hearing(s). The public comment period will remain open for at least an additional 10 days after the close of the public hearing(s). DEP, on behalf of the City of New York, is proposing to make improvements to the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (Hunts Point WPCP) located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. The proposed upgrade, Phase III in a multi-phase program, involves construction and upgrading to improve solids handling facilities and includes: construction of two new egg-shaped sludge digesters and a digester gallery, replacement of sludge thickener collector mechanisms, replacement of a gas holding tank, replacement of existing waste gas flares with three new enclosed waste gas burners, renovation of existing digesters and sludge storage tanks, and installation of an emergency generator. The Phase III Upgrade is needed to replace facilities that are nearing the end of their useful life. The Phase III Upgrade requires construction and construction staging on the existing plant site and on an additional 5.5-acre vacant parcel of City-owned land located to the northwest of the existing plant boundary. The proposed action also includes the construction of carbon and polymer addition facilities to enhance nitrogen removal. The Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) is located on Ryawa Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, in the City of New York, and treats wastewater from portions of the Bronx, Rikers Island, City Island, and Hart Island.

Contract: Julie Stein, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 594-4397, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail:julies@dep.nyc.gov.