River Ring - Environmental Impact Statement

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On November 5, 2021, 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  PDF Document Notice of Completion for a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the River Ring proposal.

A public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 10:00 am, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission’s public hearing pursuant to ULURP. In support of the City’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, DCP held the public scoping meeting remotely. Written comments on the DEIS were requested and accepted by the Lead Agency through Monday, October 18, 2021 by 5:00 pm. The FEIS incorporates responses to the public comments received on the DEIS and updated analysis conducted subsequent to the completion of the DEIS.

PDF Document The files below are in PDF format.

Cover and Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 – Project Description
Chapter 2 – Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy
Chapter 3 – Socioeconomic Conditions
Chapter 4 – Community Facilities
Chapter 5 – Open Space
Chapter 6 – Shadows
Chapter 7 – Historic and Cultural Resources
Chapter 8 – Urban Design and Visual Resources
Chapter 9 – Natural Resources
Chapter 10 – Hazardous Materials
Chapter 11 – Water and Sewer Infrastructure
Chapter 12 – Transportation
Chapter 13 – Air Quality
Chapter 14 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change
Chapter 15 – Noise
Chapter 16 – Public Health
Chapter 17 – Neighborhood Character
Chapter 18 – Construction
Chapter 19 – Mitigation
Chapter 20 – Alternatives
Chapter 21 – Unavoidable Adverse Impacts
Chapter 22 – Growth-Inducing Aspects of the Proposed Action
Chapter 23 – Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources
Chapter 24 – Responses to Comments on the DEIS
Appendix A – Proposed Zoning Text Amendment
Appendix B – Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy – WRP/CAF
Appendix C – Historic and Cultural Resources – LPC Correspondence
Appendix D – Urban Design – Pedestrian Microclimate CFD Study
Appendix E – Natural Resources – JPA and Agency Correspondence
Appendix F – Hazardous Materials – Phase I ESA
Appendix G – Noise – Traffic Volumes
Appendix H – Comments Received on the DEIS