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ENB Region 2 Notices 4/14/2021

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan from Radix 95-25 149th St LLC, 95-08 150th St LLC, and 95-12 150th St 11435 LLC for a site known as Jamaica Works, site ID #C241252. This site is located in the Borough of Queens, within the County of Queens, and is located at 95-25 149th Street.

Access the application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241252/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Queens Community Board District 12, 90-28 161st Street, Queens, NY 11432.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Richard Mustico, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9647, E-mail: richard.mustico1@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 14, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption and Implementation of Invasive Species Management and Control Plan for Shirley Chisholm State Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption and implementation of an Invasive Species Management and Control Plan at Shirley Chisholm State Park (SCSP) to control invasive plant species (IS) in order to maintain and improve biodiversity and aesthetics of the SCSP facilities, and to prevent future invasions on valuable habitat. Invasive species control measures will include a combination of mechanical and chemical control strategies, followed by restoration/re-vegetation. These measures will be implemented throughout the 410 acre park, only where invasive species have been observed and identified for treatment. The project is located at 950 Fountain Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Leslie Wright, NYS OPRHP, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building,17 Floor, New York, NY 10027, Phone: (212) 866-2720, E-mail: Leslie.Wright@parks.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed One 45 / Museum of Civil Rights may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/scoping-documents.page. A public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held remotely on May 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to join the meeting and comment, please visit the NYC Engage site: https://www.nyc.gov/engage. Written comments on the Draft Scope will be accepted until may 20, 2021.

The action involves a request by the Applicant, One45 Lenox, LLC, for several land use actions, including a zoning map amendment, to facilitate a mixed-use development on the eastern portion of the block bounded by West 144th and 145th Street, Lenox Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in the West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York (Block 2013, Lots 29, 33, 38, 44, and 50). The other proposed actions include height, setback, supplementary use, and parking modifications pursuant to NYC Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 74‐74 and 74‐533 and New York City Planning Commission certifications pursuant to ZR Sections 32‐435(c) and 26‐15. The applicant is also seeking a ZR amendment to establish a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area at the rezoning area. The proposed actions would facilitate the construction of two new mixed-use buildings totaling approximately 941,400 gross square foot on the Applicant's site containing a Museum of Civil Rights; a new headquarters for Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network; approximately 866 to 939 new residential units, including 217 to 282 affordable units pursuant to MIH; ground-floor retail space; and a banquet hall/event space, and would be operational by 2026.

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.


Notice of Availability of Final Scope and Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has made the Final Scope available and accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 307 Kent Avenue Rezoning. The Final Scope and Draft EIS are available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/307-kent-ave.page.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, 307 Kent Associates, for the construction of a mixed-use office, community facility, and retail building at 307 Kent Avenue (Block 2415, Lot 1, Projected Development Site 1), in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 1, New York. The applicant is requesting a zoning map amendment to rezone Block 2415, Lots 1, 6, 10, 7501, 7502, and a portion of (p/o) Lots 16 and 38 from M3-1 to M1-5 and MX-8 (M1-4/R6A), as well as a text amendment to Map 2 for Community District 1, Brooklyn within Appendix F of the Zoning Resolution to remove a portion of the Rezoning Area from the "Excluded Area" shown on this map in order to establish a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area and to make MIH regulations applicable. The Proposed Actions would facilitate the development of a nine-story mixed-use building on Projected Development Site 1, containing approximately 101,000 gross square foot, including up to 70,000 gross square foot of office uses, up to 22,000 gross square foot of community facility uses, and up to 9,000 gross square foot of retail uses. The Build Year for the proposed actions is 2023.

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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