ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Queens Plaza Residential Development
Site Address: 28-10 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
County: Queens
Site No.: C241105
Requestor: TST LIC Development LLC

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.

Please note the application package includes the Draft Remedial Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed. The Final Remedial Work Plan implements the decision document for the remedy selection process for the site.

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 June 11, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau B
625 Broadway - 12th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Attention: Christopher Milack

Repository address:

Queens Borough Public Library
Court Square Branch
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kings Material Supply Company 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 construction of a six-story, 35-unit residential building, with a 30-space accessory parking lot, on the site of the existing material supply yard. Access to the parking area would be from a curb cut on 37th Street. Directly to the south of the development site is a non-conforming residential building (Lot 48) that is being used as a parsonage. This use would become conforming under the proposed R6 district. The rezoning area is contiguous to an existing R6 zoning district to the south and east. The area to be rezoned is located on the west side of 15th Avenue between 37th and 38th streets (Block 5348, Lots 20, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48) in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn Community District 2. In addition, the applicant is requesting a zoning special permit pursuant to Section 74-681(a)(2) of the Zoning Resolution to allow a residential development in a portion of a permanently discontinued railroad right-of-way.

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 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, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 303 West 10th Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves 150 Charles Street Holdings, LLC, is requesting a text amendment to Zoning Resolution Section 15-41 to allow the City Planning Commission, by authorization, to waive the open space ratio and height factor requirements for the conversion of existing non-residential buildings in non-contextual commercial and residential districts that are R6 to R9 zoning district equivalents and are subject to height factor zoning. In addition, the applicant is proposing an authorization, pursuant to the proposed text amendment, in connection with the proposed conversion and enlargement of an existing non-residential building.

The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to convert a four-story non-residential building into a 15-story residential building. The project site is located at 303 West 10th Street (Block 636, Lot 70) in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 2. The conversion would involve the enlargement of the existing structure from 180,704 gross square feet (gsf) to 288,600 gsf. The converted building would include 330 dwelling units and 45 below-grade, accessory parking spaces.

Under current zoning regulations, conversions of non-residential buildings may not maximize the floor area ratio of the underlying zoning district if the project does not meet the on-site open space requirements. The proposed text amendment would allow the City Planning Commission to waive height factor and open space requirements in the conversion of non-residential buildings provided that the proposal meets certain requirements regarding open space and landscaping. The applicant states that the proposed action would result in the preservation of a greater number of buildings constructed prior to 1961 by allowing greater flexibility in the conversion of those buildings.

The proposed text amendment would apply to C6-1G, C6-2G, C6-2M, C6-4M, M1-5M and M1-6M zoning districts, which are mapped in Manhattan Community Districts 1-6; Brooklyn Community Districts 1, 2, 6, and 8; and Queens Community Districts 1 and 2. The analysis year for the proposed action is 2010.

As part of the proposed action, the project will be designed with double-glazed windows which would provide 30 dBA window-wall attenuation in order to maintain an interior noise environment of 45 dBA. The proposed window-wall attenuation requirements are shown on the site plan contained in the proposal's ULURP application. In addition, the proposed action includes a restrictive declaration to ensure that significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials do not occur. The restrictive declaration binds the applicant to conduct subsurface (soil and groundwater) investigations, develop a Health and Safety Plan (HASP), and remediate, if required, prior to the commencement of construction activity. The Phase II Subsurface Investigation Workplan and the HASP will be reviewed and approved by the NYCDEP in accordance with the restrictive declaration.

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


New York City (Bronx) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wakefield - Eastchester Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning proposing to amend the zoning map affecting sixty-four (64) full blocks and portions of seventy (70) blocks in the northeastern Bronx neighborhoods of Wakefield and Eastchester in Bronx Community District 12. The rezoning area is generally bounded by the Bronx River to the west, East 233rd Street to the south, the Dyre Avenue subway right-of-way / Provost Avenue to the east and the New York - Mount Vernon City Line to the north.

The amendments to the Zoning Map are as follows:

The proposed action is projected to result in a net increase of 103 residential units, a decrease of 8,237 square feet of commercial space and an increase of 20,028 square feet of community facility space. A total of four projected development sites and twenty-five potential development sites have been identified in the area.

The proposed rezonings are intended to preserve the communities' low-density context of detached and semi-detached single- and two-family homes in the inner blocks while promoting modest development along the wider commercial corridor of White Plains Road.

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