Pursuant to the Hudson River Park Act, the Hudson River Park Trust had provided notice of a public hearing and public comment period for the proposed transfer by sale (1) 123,437.5 sf of unused development rights from Piers 59, 60 and 61 and the associated headhouse in the Chelsea Section of Hudson River Park and related actions and (2) 29,625 sf of unused development rights, or in the alternate, 34,562.5 sf of unused development rights from Piers 59, 60 and 61 and the associated headhouse in the Chelsea Section of Hudson River Park and related actions.
In tandem with the Trust’s Significant Action process, a number of actions pertaining to the proposed Block 675 East Project were separately reviewed through New York City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, City Environmental Quality Review, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. The New York City Department of City Planning (“DCP”), acting on behalf of the City Planning Commission (“CPC”), was designated the lead agency for the required environmental review, and the Trust was named as an involved agency. On April 27, 2018, the DCP issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) for the Block 675 East Project.
On June 28, 2018, the Trust’s Board of Directors adopted and approved the Hudson River Park Trust’s Statement of Findings for the Block 675 East Project. The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Technical Memorandum for the Block 675 East Project were published on the CPC website at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/eis-documents.page. The Trust’s SEQRA Findings Statement is available here and Response to Comments on the Significant Action Notice is available here.
On June 28, 2018, the Trust’s Board of Directors authorized the approval of the Development Rights Purchase and Sale Agreements between the Trust and DD West 29th Street LLC (Douglaston Receiving Site) and the Trust and West 30th Street LLC (Lalezarian Receiving Site).