ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
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Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dyker Heights/Fort Hamilton Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Department of City Planning (DCP) proposes zoning map changes for all or portions of 159 blocks in the neighborhoods of Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton, located in southwestern Brooklyn in Community District 10. The rezoning study area is generally bounded by the Bay Ridge Division railroad right-of-way at 62nd Street to the north, Poly Place to the south, 14th Avenue to the east and the Gowanus Expressway to the west.

The amendments to the Zoning Map are as follows:

The proposed action could result in a net increase of 124 residential units, an increase of 28,049 square feet of commercial space and a decrease of 87,378 square feet of community facility space. A total of seven projected development sites and five potential development sites have been identified in the area.

Both Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton are primarily low-density residential neighborhoods. The rezoning proposal would address a growing community concern that one and two-family homes and rowhouses are being torn down and replaced with attached multi-family developments, eroding the character of certain blocks. The proposed zoning changes would protect existing housing types by mapping one and two-family lower density and contextual zoning districts. The proposed rezoning would also reinforce the mixed-use character of commercial corridors with contextual zoning districts and commercial overlays consistent with built character, providing opportunities for development where appropriate. Additionally, the proposed rezoning would provide opportunities for growth by rezoning an existing light manufacturing district to a mixed residential and commercial district.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin. New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Queens) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Willets Point Development Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session we be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Flushing Branch, Queens Public Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, New York. The draft scope, Environmental Assessment Statement, and Positive Declaration were filed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, and are available for review from the contact person listed below and on the sponsoring and lead agencies' websites: www.nycedc.com and www.nyc.gov/oec. The action involves proposing an initiative by the City of New York to rezone from an M3-1 to a C4-4 Special District, create an urban renewal area, and implement a comprehensive development plan in a portion of Willets Point, Queens. The goals of the proposed actions are to develop a land use plan consistent with public policy, improve environmental conditions in Willets Point, provide new affordable and market-rate housing, promote economic growth and job creation, create a regional destination, and improve the quality of life for area residents. The proposed program is expected to include a mix of uses, including residential, retail, hotel, convention center, entertainment, commercial office, cultural, community facility, open space, and parking. The site is an approximately 61-acre area on the Willets Point peninsula, generally bounded to the east by the Van Wyck Expressway and an undeveloped lot owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to the south by Roosevelt Avenue, to the west by 126th Street, and to the north by Northern Boulevard.

Contact: Asma Syed, Planning Division, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 618-5789, fax: (212) 312-3989.