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53 West 53rd Street Project
Final Environmental Impact Statement

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On August 28, 2009, the New York City Department of City Planning, on behalf of the City Planning Commission as lead agency, issued a Notice of Completion for a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the 53 West 53rd Street project.

A public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Comments were accepted at the hearing and for ten days following the hearing until Monday, August 3, 2009. The FEIS incorporates responses to the public comments received on the DEIS and additional analysis conducted subsequent to the completion of the DEIS.

View the PDF Document Notice of Completion for the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

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Cover Page (0.01mb)
Inside Cover Page (0.01mb)

Table of Contents



Executive Summary (4.35mb)

Chapter 1 - Project Description


Chapter 2 - Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy


Chapter 3 - Socioeconomic Conditions


Chapter 4 - Community Facilities and Services


Chapter 5 - Open Space


Chapter 6 - Shadows


Chapter 7 - Historic Resources


Chapter 8 - Urban Design and Visual Resources


Chapter 9 - Neighborhood Character


Chapter 10 - Hazardous Materials


Chapter 11 - Infrastructure


Chapter 12 - Solid Waste and Sanitation Services


Chapter 13 - Energy


Chapter 14 - Traffic and Parking


Chapter 15 - Transit and Pedestrians


Chapter 16 - Air Quality


Chapter 17 - Noise


Chapter 18 - Construction


Chapter 19 - Public Health


Chapter 20 - Mitigation


Chapter 21 - Alternatives


Chapter 22 - Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts


Chapter 23 - Growth-Inducing Aspects of the Proposed Project


Chapter 24 - Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources


Chapter 25 - Response to Comments on the Draft Scope of Work and DEIS






Appendix A - Shadows


Appendix B - Agency Correspondence


Appendix C - Written Comments Received on the Draft Scope of Work


Appendix D - Transcript of DEIS Public Hearing and Written Comments Received on the                    DEIS


Appendix E - FAPC Shadow and Supplementary Lighting Study



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