On May 2, 2008, the Department of City Planning acting on behalf of the City Planning Commission as lead agency issued a Notice of Completion (NOC) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in connection with the East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning. With support from Community Board 3 to complete the environmental review process, the Department prepared this DEIS, which followed the issuance of a Final Scope of Work on February 13, 2008, a public scoping meeting held on June 25, 2007, and subsequent public comment period. The DEIS reflected public comments made during the scoping process and incorporated an expanded Inclusionary Housing alternative as a direct response.
On May 5, 2008, following the issuance of this NOC, the Department of City Planning certified the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C080397 ZMM) for the East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning and referred the related non-ULURP zoning text amendment (N 080398 ZRM) to begin the formal public review process.
On August 13, 2008, a public hearing was held for the ULURP applications and the DEIS. Public comment was accepted at the hearing and for ten days following the hearing, until August 25th, 2008. Comments relevant to the DEIS were incorporated into the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and a Notice of Completion for the FEIS was issued on September 26, 2008. On September 24, 2008, a vote by the City Planning Commission on the ULURP applications was scheduled for October 7, 2008.
On October 7, 2008 the City Planning Commission (CPC) approved the (A) applications (C 080397(A) ZMM and N 080398(A) ZRM) for the East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning (the original applications 080397 ZMM and N080398 ZRM were withdrawn). The approved actions include a Zoning Map amendment and a Zoning Text amendment.
|Department of City Planning Certification
||May 5, 2008
|Community Board 3 Approval (with conditions)
||July 10, 2008
|Manhattan Borough President Approval (with conditions)
|| August 11, 2008
|City Planning Commission Public Hearing
||August 13, 2008
|City Planning Commission Approval ( Read the CPC Reports).
||October 7, 2008
|City Council Approval
||November 19, 2008
For more information about this proposal please contact the Department of City Planning, Manhattan Office, at 212 720-3480.
Overview | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning | "A" Applications
Environmental Review | Public Review
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