Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Atlantic Terrrace Cornerstone Project
Site Address: 669 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
County: Kings
Site No.: C224120
Requestor: Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by February 2, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
One Hunters Point Plaza
1st Floor
47-40 21st Street
L. I. City, New York 11101-5407
Attention: Josslyn Shapiro

Repository address:

Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
ATTN: Elizabeth Harvey
(718) 230-2101

Negative Declaration

New York City County The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 408-414 West 13th Street / 13-15 Little West 12th Street, Manhattan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a zoning variance pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section (§) 72-21 to allow a proposed commercial office building (UG 6) to violate ZR § 43-28 (rear yard equivalent regulations for through lots) in an M1-5 district.

Contact: Jed Weiss, Board of Standards and Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10006-1705, phone: (212) 788-8781, fax: (212) 788-8769, e-mail:jweiss@dcas.nyc.gov.

Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City County - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Consolidated Sanitation Garage for Manhattan Districts 1, 2 and 5 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 31, 2007, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Kimmel Hall, New York University, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, Tenth Floor. Written comments on the Draft Scope are also invited and will be accepted and considered if received by 5pm on February 12, 2007 by the project contact person listed below. A draft Scope of Work for the DEIS is available for public review and comment on DSNY’s website (www.nyc.gov/sanitation), at the office of DSNY’s contact person, and at the repositories indicated below:

-Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007
-NYC Public Library, Hudson Park Branch, 66 Leroy Street, New York NY, 10014
-NYC Public Library, Jefferson Market Regional Branch, 425 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
-Community Board 2 Office, 3 Washington Square Village, Apt. 1A, New York, NY 10012.

As part of its ongoing capital program, DSNY proposes to consolidate operations of three district garages (1, 2 and 5) at a new garage facility to be constructed in lower Manhattan on a site generally bounded by Spring Street on the south, Washington Street on the east, West Street on the west, and St. John's Center (550 Washington Street) on the north. The new garage is intended to replace outdated facilities, provide better service to the local community districts, and improve operational efficiencies. The garage will also enable DSNY to comply with its legal obligation to vacate the Gansevoort peninsula 2 Bloomfield Street/427 Gansevoort Street within the recently established Hudson River Park, which currently holds garages for Manhattan Districts 2 and 4. The proposed consolidated garage, located in Manhattan Community District 2 next to the current District 1 Garage would service Community Districts 1, 2 and 5. DSNY vehicles and equipment providing refuse and recyclables collection and winter emergency services, would be garaged, maintained and refueled there. The new facility would consolidate garage operations of Manhattan District 1 currently at 553 Canal Street/297 West Street, Manhattan District 2 currently at 2 Bloomfield Street/427 Gansevoort Street, and Manhattan District 5 currently at 525-545 East 73rd Street. Associated actions would include relocation of the Manhattan District 6 Garage from a leased facility (606 West 30th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues) back to the site now occupied by the Manhattan District 5 Garage at 525-545 East 73rd Street; replacing the existing 14,575 square foot (sf) Manhattan District 1 Garage with a newly constructed fueling and truck washing facility on the site (553 Canal Street/297 West Street); vacating the existing Manhattan District 2 Garage site and salt shed on 2 Bloomfield Street/427 Gansevoort Street; demolition of a 2-story private parking garage on Block 600, Lot 29 at 575 Washington Street between Clarkson and West Houston Streets (a site of 13,495 sf) and construction and seasonal operation of a covered road salt storage facility on the site. The proposed Garage site (Lot 50) and the truck washing and refueling facility (Lot 87) are both within an M2-4 zoning district, while the proposed salt storage site (Lot 29) is within an M1-5 district. Within ¼ mile of the site is a mix of commercial, industrial and residential zoning and land uses.

The new Consolidated Garage would be approximately 140 to 150 feet in height, up to 220 feet wide and 413 feet long, with approximately 427,000 gross sf of space and be located on an approximately 85,450 sf site that is partially paved, fenced and used by the United Parcel Service (UPS) for truck trailer staging and parking to support the adjacent UPS Package Distribution Facility at 315 West Houston Street. The first floor of the proposed Consolidated Garage would accommodate existing on-site UPS vehicle parking and storage (approximately 58 trucks). Floors 2, 3 and 4 would include DSNY vehicle storage, offices, and employee locker facilities. DSNY employees would total approximately 231 over all three shifts on a peak day, with a shift peak of 108 employees. The facility would operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Garage would have one 10,000 gallon diesel fuel storage tank, a tank each for motor oil, waste oil and hydraulic oil (1000 gallons each). The refueling and truck washing facility will have four 4000 gallon diesel fuel tanks, one 4000 unleaded gasoline tank, one 4000 gallon ethanol tank, one 2000 gallon hydraulic oil tank, one 2000 gallon motor oil tank, and one 1000 gallon waste oil tank. The salt storage facility on Lot 29 would be enclosed and kept locked except during resupply and winter emergency use. It would store up to 6500 tons of road salt and have two aboveground tanks for liquid calcium chloride for melting snow and ice. The build year for all three proposed structures would be 2012 following a three-year construction period.

Primary DSNY truck and equipment access and egress to the DSNY garage would be via West Street. The configuration of West Street in this location would allow for queuing of trucks and equipment, when needed. Vehicles exiting the garage would turn north onto West Street. DSNY secondary access and egress would be from Washington Street (one-way in a southerly direction) at the northern end of the site. DSNY employees would enter and access the garage from Washington Street mid-block. The garage facility would have approximately 106 parking spaces for DSNY trucks and equipment and 98 spaces for automobiles. The total number of DSNY daily two-way vehicular movements into and out of the site would be 480 trips (240 trips in and 240 trips out).

The proposed action includes site selection and acquisition for a capital project and related Uniform Land Use Review Procedure approval, special permits for a height variance and relief from street wall setback requirements, Art Commission review, City construction contracts, and consistency review with the City’s Waterfront Revitalization Program for actions in the designated Coastal Zone.

Contact: Abas O. Braimah, City Planner, New York City Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, phone: (646) 885-4993.