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ENB Region 2 Notices 1/20/2021

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning For Coastal Flood Resiliency . A virtual public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on February 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., more information is available at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycengage/events/city-planning-commission-public-meeting/287210/1. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until February 16, 2021. The Draft GEIS is available from the NYCPC, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, NY, New York 10271 and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/flood-text-ii.page.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) is proposing a zoning text amendment, "Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency" to update and make permanent the relevant provisions of the existing temporary zoning rules of the Special Regulations Applying in Flood Hazard Areas (Article VI, Chapter 4) of the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR), which includes the "Flood Resilience Zoning Text" (ULURP No. N130331(A)ZRY, CEQR No. 13DCP135Y) and "Special Regulations for Neighborhood Recovery" (ULURP No. N150302ZRY, CEQR No. 15DCP133Y). In addition, the Proposed Action includes special provisions to help facilitate the city's long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic effects by providing more time for businesses to reopen and builders to complete construction projects. The Proposed Action also includes updates to other sections of the ZR, including the Special Regulations Applying in the Waterfront Area (Article VI, Chapter 2) and provisions within various Special Purpose Districts. The Proposed Action would be applicable citywide affecting all five boroughs and the city's 59 Community Districts.

The project is located throughout New York City, New York.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: oabinad@planning.nyc.gov.


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