Harlem River CB 1 – some public documents

February 28th, 2012 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Projects

Here are some documents that have been made public by the community, and not by the governmental agencies.  

(1) November 17, 2011 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment prepared for FreshDirect

FreshDirect Phase 1 Enviro Report for NYCIDA 


(2) December 15, 2011 Environmental Assessment Form, prepared on behalf of FreshDirect

FreshDirect Final Environmental Assessment for NYCIDA 


(3) Minutes of the February 14, 2012 NYCIDA/NYCEDC vote on the FreshDirect project (page 67 for “The Agency has determined that the proposed project, a Type I action, …. will not have a significant effect on the environment …….”)

NYCIDA Feb 2012 Board Book 


(4)  Memorandum of Understanding between FreshDirect and Borough President Ruben Diaz, issued after the Valentine’s Day Vote.

Borough President Diaz and BOEDC MOU 


(5)  Lease between the NYDOT and Harlem River Yards Venture; and the NYDOT’s May 13, 1994 Record of Decision approving the FEIS (the environemntal study that purports to address the potential enrironmental impact of all possible activities at the Harlem River Yards for the enture 99 year duration of the lease)

NYSDOT lease between Harlem River Rail Ventures (Galesi Group) https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8qEdzX5fireMzAyZGFjMzQtY2Y1Yi00NWQ4LTg0OWUtYzhiZjg5ZDc4ZDJk/edit

1994 NYSDOT decision on the Yards as an intermodal transportation center:

(6) Other EAS for the site 1998 NY Post HRY EAF (2)

FedEx_EA_Document 9-26-06

(7) Some interesting letters:  JMS+and+JES+Fresh+Direct+Letter


Harlem River Rail Yard Letter to NYSDOT – May 3, 2012[1]

(8)  Negative Declaration filed May 16, 2012 on Fresh Direct: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/20120516_not2.html

ENB – Region 2 Notices 5/16/2012

Negative Declaration
Bronx County (Bronx) – The New York City Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fresh Direct LLC and U.T.F. Trucking Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the straight-lease transaction (Industrial Incentive and Commercial Growth Programs) for the benefit of Fresh Direct, LLC and U.T.F. Trucking, Inc., which are engaged in food manufacturing and distribution, in connection with the construction of a new approximately 500,547 square foot industrial, manufacturing and distribution facility and the acquisition and/or leasing and installation of machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and other tangible personal property all for use therein. In addition, there will be a satellite truck facility with an approximately 10,000 square foot maintenance building, a parking structure of 1 to 3 stories and another separate small satellite parking facility. The facility and these satellite facilities will be located on an approximately 130,680 square foot parcel of land and an approximately 562,856 square foot parcel of land. The financial assistance proposed to be conferred by the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYC IDA) will consist of exemption from City real property taxes, deferral from City and State mortgage recording taxes and exemption from City and State sales and use taxes. In addition, the NYC IDA will also acquire vehicles, equipment and other assets that will be available to the facility occupants for use in connection with operations at the facility. Funding assistance in the form of tax credits, capital grants, loans and other incentives from City and State agencies, including from Empire State Development, are proposed to be provided for the project. The project is located between East 132nd Street and the Harlem River, and between Willis Avenue Bridge to the west and the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to the east, Bronx, New York.
Contact: Art Aguilar, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 618-5763 , E-mail: aaguilar@nycedc.com.

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