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ENB Region 2 Notices 3/17/2021

Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dechlorination Facility at the Oakwood Beach Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a new dechlorination facility at the Oakwood Beach Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) located at 751 Mill Road in the Oakwood section of Staten Island on the western shore of Lower New York Bay, New York. The Oakwood Beach WRRF is located within Block 5067, Lot 500, Staten Island, Community District 3. Activities for the proposed project would occur within Block 5804, Lot 1.

Contact: Rasheed Lucas, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-6959, E-mail: rlucas@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SGEIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Phased Redevelopment of Governors Island, South Island Development Zones. The Final SGEIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/oec/environmental-quality-review/11DME007M.page.

The action involves a proposal by Governors Island Corporation, doing business as The Trust for Governors Island, for discretionary approvals that would support and allow for the enable up to 4.5 million square foot of development on two development parcels on the South Island. The proposed development would serve to enliven the Island with active uses and users 24/7, and would support the on-going maintenance of the park and public spaces and the historic buildings on the North Island.

The Proposed Actions include zoning text and map amendments and the approval of capital funding for infrastructure improvements on the Island. Specifically the Special Governors Island Special District would be expanded to cover the entire Island and create new controls pertaining to the South Island. The underlying zoning for the South Island would be changed to a mid-density commercial district C4-1, while the zoning for the North Island would remain R3-2. No modifications of the deed restrictions are proposed and the Special Governors Island District controls applicable to the North Island would remain unchanged. New zoning text applicable to the South Island would define parcels for development, provide design controls for open spaces with and adjacent to the development parcels, specify permitted uses, restrict base height and overall building height and length, require setbacks, provide streetwall and articulation requirements, and restrict lot coverage and provide a minimum distance between upper portions of buildings..

The project is located on Governors Island in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Denise Pisani, New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street,2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-6835, E-mail: dpisani@cityhall.nyc.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency . The Final GEIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/eis-documents.page.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) for 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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