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Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 36 Laight Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, Fantis Foods, Inc. requesting an Authorization by the City Planning Commission pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 111-23 to modify the use regulations of ZR Section 111-101 to allow loft dwellings below the third floor of a building in the Special Tribeca Mixed-Use district. The project site is located at 36 Laight Street (Block 220, Lot 27) between Hudson and Varick Streets in Manhattan Community District 1. It is also located in an M1-5 zoning district in the Tribeca Historic District

The proposed action would facilitate the conversion of the first floor of a seven-story building into two residential loft dwelling units; one measuring 1,250 square feet and the other 1,780 square feet with 701 square feet of common space for a total of 3,732 square feet.

The second floor of the building has been converted into loft dwellings pursuant to a previous Authorization (ULURP No. N 010522 ZAM, CEQR No. 01DCP057M) approved by the City Planning Commission on June 6, 2002. Floors 3 through 7 have been converted to loft dwellings as of right.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Victory Boulevard Residence for the Elderly 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 applicant, Community Agency for Senior Citizens, seeks authorization on a zoning lot or portion of a zoning lot having a steep slope or steep slope buffer and certain uses within the Special Hillside Preservation District (SHPD) pursuant to the Zoning Resolution (ZR) sections 119-311 and 119-312. The applicant also seeks modification of landscaping, tree preservation, tree planting requirements, and grading controls pursuant to ZR sections 119-313 and 119-316.

The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop a six-story, 32,910 sq. ft. community facility building, in an R5/C2-1 zoning district within the SHPD. The proposed building would contain a total of 39 one-bedroom dwelling units for the residents in addition to social, welfare, and community rooms, a 1,122 sq. ft. convenience store, a 1,821 sq. ft. non-commercial art gallery, and a fourteen (14) space on-site accessory parking lot.

The subject site (Block 569, Lots 103, 107, 109, 113, 114, and Tent Lot 103) is located on the south side of Victory Boulevard, 50 feet east of Fiedler Avenue, in Community Board 1, in the New Brighton section in the Borough of Staten Island.

The subject site is undeveloped and consists of wooded land with scattered trees and underbrush. The site is rectangularly shaped, with 225 feet of frontage along Victory Boulevard, at a depth of 75 feet, with a total area of 16,877 square feet. Under the regulations of the SHPD, the property is classified as Tier II (a zoning lot having an average percent of slope equal to or greater than ten percent) with an average slope of 22.60 percent.

The conditions are:

1. The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 839 6th Avenue Parking Garage (CEQR No. 07DCP008M - ULURP No. 070073 ZSM - Community District 5, Manhattan) 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 an application by Carlisle 839 LLC, for a special permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 13-562 and 74-52 to allow a 529-space attended public parking garage. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a public parking garage on four below-grade levels of a 522-foot tall (46-story) mixed-use residential and commercial building to be developed at 839 Sixth Avenue (Block 805, Lots 57 and 59) in Chelsea, Community District 5, Manhattan. The proposed building would contain a 256-room hotel, 224 dwelling units and 3,003 gsf of retail space. The project site is currently developed with a two-story public parking garage with a licensed capacity of 560 spaces and approximately 13,700 square feet of vacant retail storferonts.

The proposed development would utilize air rights from an adjacent lot (Lot 57) and gain additional floor area by providing an urban plaza pursuant to a Chairpersonís Certification under ZR Section 37-04. An open air cafť would be located in the urban plaza, which was approved by a Chairpersonís Certification pursuant to ZR Section 37-04 (g). Certifications are not subject to CEQR review.

The proposed garage is located on the west side of Sixth Avenue, between West 29th and West 30th streets and is partially within a C6-4X and an M1- 6 zoning district. C6-4X districts allow residential and commercial uses and have an FAR of 10. M1-6 zoning districts allow light manufacturing and commercial uses and have an FAR of 10. Public parking garages are not allowed in either zoning district. The entrance and exit for the new garage would be provided via two existing curb-cuts on West 29th and West 30th streets.

The portion of the project site proposed for redevelopment (Block 805, Lot 59) is currently occupied by an existing two-story public parking garage and sixteen vacant storefronts which were formerly occupied with retail uses. The existing garage is accessed via three curb cuts located on Sixth Avenue, West 29th Street and West 30th Street. (A demolition permit for the garage was issued by the New York City Department of Buildings on February 8, 2007 and demolition of the garage has begun.)

Under no-build conditions, the existing garage would be demolished and the site would be redeveloped with a new mixed-use, 454-foot tall (39-story) building containing a hotel and residential tower and a public parking garage with a capacity for 560 spaces. The garage would be designed in conformance with the existing garage special permit and would be located in one below-grade level and three above-grade levels of the development. Under no-build conditions, the area of the parking garage would be reduced (in comparison to the size of the existing garage) due to the building cores and columns associated with the mixed-use tower. The 560-space capacity of the garage would be maintained through the use of 54 double-high stackers on the third level and the garage would continue to be accessed via the there existing curb cuts on Sixth Avenue, West 29th Street and West 30th Street. The overall effects of the proposed action include a net loss of 31 public parking spaces, the elimination of a curb cut on Sixth Avenue, and a tower which is approximately 68 feet taller than the tower assumed under the No-Build condition. The proposal is expected to be completed in 2009.

The conditions are:

1. Hazardous Materials
The applicant agrees to perform a Phase II testing program with respect to the subject property (Block 805, Lot 59) under the supervision of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in accordance with the terms of a Restrictive Declaration prior to any actions by the City Planning Commission in connection with this application.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York City County (Staten Island) - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 4864 Arthur Kill Road (CEQR No. 06DCP045R - ULURP No. N060182 RAR - Community District 3, Staten Island) 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 an application by Arthur Kill Land Development LLC for an authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 107-68 to allow more than 30 off-street parking spaces accessory to a commercial development located within the Special South Richmond Development District. The project site area is generally bounded by Arthur Kill Road, Richmond Valley Road, South Bridge Street and Page Avenue. The site is located within the Richmond Valley neighborhood of Community District 3, Staten Island.

The proposed action would facilitate the development of a 4-story commercial office and retail building on a 42,113 square-foot site (Block 7584, Lot 65). The proposed commercial development would contain 10,823 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, 12,272 square feet of office space on floors 2 through 4, and a 77-space accessory parking lot. The development would be accessed via a curb cut on Arthur Kill Road.

The site is currently vacant and located within an underlying M1-1 zoning district of the Special South Richmond Development District. The underlying M1-1 zoning allows light manufacturing and commercial uses built to an FAR of 1. The zoning on the project site would not change with the proposed action. The applicant is also seeking an authorization to modify topography, pursuant to ZR Section 107-65, which is not subject to CEQR review. The proposed development is expected to be completed in 2007.

The conditions are:

1. Hazardous Materials

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Revised Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed One York Street Modification 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 applicant, One York Property LLC, is proposing modifications to several previously approved City Planning Commission (CPC) special permits and a new Chair certification in connection with modified plans for the development of a site located at One York Street (Block 212, Lots 24, 26, 41 and 43) in the Tribeca area of Manhattan Community District 1. The project site is located within an M1-5 zoning district in Area B1 of the TMU and is on the block bounded by York Street, Avenue of the Americas, Laight Street, and St. Johnís Lane. An EAS dated March 25, 2005 was prepared for the original application and a Conditional Negative Declaration (CND) was issued on June 5, 2005. The original application was approved by the CPC on July 13, 2005 and by the City Council on August 17, 2005. Specifically, the applicant is seeking modifications to the following previously approved actions:

In addition to the above modifications, the applicant is seeking a new Chair certification pursuant to ZR Section 111-20(b) to modify the requirements of ZR Section 111-111(b)(1)(iv) relating to loft dwellings (N060473ZCM). The Chair certification would supercede the previously granted Chair certification with respect to the loft dwelling requirements of ZR Section 111-111(b)(1)(iv).

Under the previously approved project, a 6-story building that had existed on a portion of the site (Lot 24) would be converted and enlarged with a 12-story mixed residential, commercial, and community facility building. The previously approved project would contain 43 loft dwelling units on floors four through twelve; 14,647 gross square feet (gsf) of community facility uses on the second and third floors; 7,097 gsf of retail use on the ground floor; and 44 accessory parking spaces on the ground floor and cellar, using an automated stacked parking system. The entrance and exit to the parking garage would be located on York Street. The project would entail the demolition of the six-unit residential building occupying a portion of the site fronting on York Street (Lot 43).

The proposed modifications would facilitate several changes to the development program and design of the project. Under the proposed modifications, the project would be 13-stories in height, and would include more retail space, fewer dwelling units and parking spaces, and slightly less community facility space. The proposed development would contain 39 loft dwelling units on floors four through thirteen; 14,233 gross square feet (gsf) of community facility uses on the second and third floors; 10,137 gsf of retail use on the ground floor; and 40 accessory parking spaces on the ground floor and cellar, using an automated stacked parking system. The entrance and exit to the parking garage would be located on St. Johnís Lane. The project would entail the demolition of the six-unit residential building (Lot 43) on the site and the southwestern portion of the six-story building proposed to be enlarged (Lot 24).

The modified project would be 1-story (approximately 10 feet) taller in height than the previously approved project. The modified project would also include 4 fewer dwelling units than previously proposed; approximately 3,040 gsf more retail space; 414 gsf less community facility space; and 7 fewer accessory parking spaces. In addition, under the modified project, the southwestern portion of the existing building on Lot 24 would be demolished, and access to the parking garage would be relocated from York Street to St. Johnís Lane.

The applicant has begun demolition and construction on the site in accordance with the previously approved actions. To date, the demolition of the existing buildings on the site and the new foundation for the proposed project are nearly complete. The proposed project is expected to be completed by late 2007.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration was executed on March 24, 2005. In a letter to the Department of City Planning dated March 25, 2005, DEP acknowledged receipt of a copy of the DEP-approved restrictive declaration with proof of recording. With the implementation of the condition described above, no significant adverse impact related to hazardous materials would occur.

In a letter from DEP dated May 30, 2006, DEP indicated that the Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) and Construction Health and Safety Plan (CHASP) submitted by the applicant are acceptable. The letter states that the applicant may proceed with demolition and/or construction, provided that a Remedial Closure Report is submitted by the applicant to DEP for review and approval once all DEP remedial requirements have been properly implemented.

Contact: Brad Kieves, NYC Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3417.