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ENB Region 2 Notices 5/26/2021

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from GGH Holdings LLC for a site known as Former Just4Wheels Site 2, site ID #C224326. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings and is located at 93 Gerry Street.

Access the application, work plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224326/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications and work plans. Comments can be submitted to: Sadique Ahmed, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9656, E-mail: sadique.ahmed@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by June 25, 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.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 2435 Pacific Street LLC for a site known as 2435 Pacific Street, site ID #C224322. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 2435 Pacific Street.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224322/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Brooklyn Public Library-Brownsville Branch, 61 Glenmore Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Tara Rutland, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518-402-9621, E-mail: tara.rutland@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by June 25, 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

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Health and Fitness Citywide Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment of the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) to modify regulations related to gyms, spas, licensed massage therapy, and other health and fitness facilities defined as Physical Culture or Health Establishments (PCEs). The proposed text amendment will remove the requirement for such facilities to receive a special permit by the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) (ZR Section 73-36) and add uses currently subject to this special permit to use groups that are permitted as-of-right in certain zoning districts. The Proposed Action is expected to increase the number and broaden the distribution of health and fitness facilities across New York City by removing barriers to opening health and fitness facilities and expanding the geography where these facilities are allowed. 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.


Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) Update Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed amendment of the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) to update the existing FRESH program, ZR Section 63-00, that provides incentives for neighborhood grocery stores to locate in underserved neighborhoods in New York City. The proposed FRESH Update would include an expansion of the program boundary to neighborhoods in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, a mechanism to prevent saturation of FRESH supermarkets, modification to the glazing requirement for conversions, changes to parking regulations, as well as zoning text clarifications that would affect both existing and proposed new FRESH areas. 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.


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 Innovation QNS may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/scoping-documents.page. A virtual public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on June 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., information on how to join and comment is available at: https://www.nyc.gov/engage. Written comments on the Draft scope will be accepted until June 24, 2021.

The action involves a request by the Applicant (a joint venture between Kaufman Astoria Studios, Bedrock Real Estate Partners, and Silverstein Properties) for a rezoning and other discretionary actions to redevelop a portion of the five city blocks bounded by 35th Avenue to the north, 43rd Street/Northern Boulevard to the east, 36th Avenue to the south and 37th Street to the west in Queens in Community Board 1, New York. The Project Area contains 43 tax lots, of which 21 are controlled by the Applicant while the remaining lots are controlled by others. The applicant controlled lots would be declared a Large Scale General Development (LSGD) and would contain the Proposed Development also known as the Innovation QNS project. The Innovation QNS project is intended to create a series of arts and cultural venues, eating and drinking establishments, a grocery store and world market and other local retail, service and community facility uses, as well as approximately 2,800 new residential dwelling units including an approximately 711 affordable units under the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program. The Proposed Development would be complete by 2032.

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 Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Bronx County (Bronx) - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), as joint lead agencies, have made the Draft Scope for the proposed Shore Road Bridge over Hutchinson River available. The Draft Scope is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www.ShoreRoadBridgeBx.com/. A virtual public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on June 29, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. information on how to join the meeting is available at: https://www.ShoreRoadBridgeBx.com/. Presentations will be at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of the project is to address the structural deficiencies; geometric deficiencies; and operational reliability; for multi-modal users, including marine vessels, of the Shore Road Bridge over the Hutchinson River. The Shore Road Bridge, also known as Pelham Bridge, is an 865 foot long bridge with seven spans. The main span over the navigation channel is a double-leaf movable bascule span, which is flanked by three concrete arch spans on either side. The project is located within Pelham Bay Park between the Bronx and Pelham Parkway and City Island Road along Shore Road in the Borough of Bronx, New York.

Contact: Joannene Kidder, NYC DOT, 55 Water Street, 5th Floor, new York, NY 10041, Phone: (929) 505-1002, E-mail: ShoreRoadBridgeBX@dot.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 250 Water Street Proposal. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/250-water-street.page.

The action involves a request by the applicant, 250 Seaport District, LLC, for a special permit, modifications to a previously approved large-scale general development (LSGD), zoning text amendments, and authorizations to facilitate the development of an up to approximately 680,500 gross square foot, up to 395 foot tall mixed-use building (Proposed Project) containing both market-rate (up to 394 units) and affordable housing (up to 99 units), 13,353 gross square foot of retail uses, 267,747 gross square foot of office uses, and 5,000 gross square foot of community facility uses as well as 108 parking spaces at 250 Water Street (Development Site). The Proposed Project would also facilitate the restoration, reopening, and potential expansion of the South Street Seaport Museum at 89-93 South Street, 2-4 Fulton Street, 167-175 John Street (Museum Site). The Project Area is located in the South Street Seaport neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, Community District 1, New York. The Build Year is 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

New York County (Manhattan) - 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 SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan. The Final Scope and Draft EIS are 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 for a zoning map and zoning text amendments (Proposed Actions) that would apply to an approximately 56 block, 146 acre area (Project Area) of the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods of Manhattan Community District 2. The Proposed Actions are intended to create opportunities for new housing, including affordable housing, better reflect existing built conditions, strengthen the mixed-use character of the neighborhoods, including office and retail uses, and celebrate the unique architectural and creative legacies of SoHo and NoHo. The Proposed Actions were developed in response to neighborhood-wide planning challenges brought about by changing economic and demographic trends and informed by local and New York Citywide stakeholders during the Envision SoHo/NoHo process, a public engagement initiative undertaken in 2019 by the Manhattan Borough President, the Council Member for City Council District 1, and the New York City Department of City Planning. The project is located in the neighborhoods of SoHo and NoHo in Manhattan, 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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