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Western Rail Yard Project
Draft Environmental Impact Statement

On May 15th, 2009, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Planning Commission, acting as co-lead agencies, issued a Notice of Completion for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Western Rail Yard project. A public hearing on the DEIS will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission’s citywide public hearing pursuant to ULURP. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and will be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing.

The files below are in pdf format.

Cover Page 0.04MB
Insider Cover Page 0.01MB
Table of Contents 0.10MB
Executive Summary 3.71MB
Chapter 1 - Project Description 4.25MB
Chapter 2 – Framework for Analysis 0.80MB
Chapter 3 – Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy 1.44MB
Chapter 4 – Socioeconomic Conditions 0.48MB
Chapter 5 – Community Facilities and Services 0.67MB
Chapter 6 – Open Space 1.96MB
Chapter 7 – Shadows 8.49MB
Chapter 8 – Historic Resources 2.35MB
Chapter 9 – Urban Design and Visual Resources 9.03MB
Chapter 10 – Neighborhood Character 0.24MB
Chapter 11 – Natural Resources 5.45MB
Chapter 12 – Hazardous Materials 0.16MB
Chapter 13 – Waterfront Revitalization Program 0.37MB
Chapter 14 – Infrastructure 0.23MB
Chapter 15 – Solid Waste and Sanitation Services 0.13MB
Chapter 16 – Energy 0.09MB
Chapter 17 – Traffic and Parking 5.97MB
Chapter 18 – Transit and Pedestrians 4.31MB
Chapter 19 – Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 0.51MB
Chapter 20 – Noise 1.16MB
Chapter 21 – Construction Impacts 2.15MB
Chapter 22 – Public Health 0.95MB
Chapter 23 – Environmental Justice 0.54MB
Chapter 24 – Mitigation 4.27MB
Chapter 25 – Alternatives 0.76MB
Chapter 26 – Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts 0.03MB
Chapter 27 – Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments of Resources 0.01MB
Chapter 28 – Growth-Inducing Aspects of the Proposed Actions 0.02MB

Appendix Cover 0.01MB
Appendix A – Proposed Zoning Text 0.99MB
Appendix B – Community Facilities 1.21MB
Appendix C – Historic Resources – Correspondence 0.23MB
Appendix D – Natural Resources 2.67MB
Appendix E – Transportation Technical Memos And Analyses 2.64MB
Appendix F – Air Quality 1.92MB
Appendix G – Noise 0.53MB
Appendix H – Construction 0.61MB
Appendix I – Alternatives 0.67MB
Appendix J – Mitigation – Traffic 0.24MB
Appendix K – Pedestrian Wind Assessment 6.38MB
Appendix L – Con Edison Correspondence 0.38MB

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