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Western Rail Yard Project
Final Environmental Impact Statement

On October 9, 2009, the New York City Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, acting as co-lead agencies, issued a Notice of Completion for a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Western Rail Yard project.

A public hearing to hear oral comments on the DEIS was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007. Written comments on the DEIS were accepted at the hearing and until Monday, September 21, 2009. The FEIS incorporates responses to the public comments received on the DEIS and additional analysis conducted subsequent to the completion of the DEIS.

The files below are in pdf format.

Cover Page 0.05MB
Insider Cover Page 0.01MB
Foreword 0.03MB
Table of Contents 0.09MB
Executive Summary 4.37MB
Chapter 1 - Project Description 4.88MB
Chapter 2 – Framework for Analysis 0.83MB
Chapter 3 – Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy 1.80MB
Chapter 4 – Socioeconomic Conditions 0.50MB
Chapter 5 – Community Facilities and Services 0.78MB
Chapter 6 – Open Space 2.20MB
Chapter 7 – Shadows 33.75MB
Chapter 8 – Historic Resources 3.88MB
Chapter 9 – Urban Design and Visual Resources 11.90MB
Chapter 10 – Neighborhood Character 0.24MB
Chapter 11 – Natural Resources 7.53MB
Chapter 12 – Hazardous Materials 0.18MB
Chapter 13 – Waterfront Revitalization Program 0.39MB
Chapter 14 – Infrastructure 0.25MB
Chapter 15 – Solid Waste and Sanitation Services 0.13MB
Chapter 16 – Energy 0.10MB
Chapter 17 – Traffic and Parking 5.64MB
Chapter 18 – Transit and Pedestrians 5.98MB
Chapter 19 – Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 0.53MB
Chapter 20 – Noise 1.62MB
Chapter 21 – Construction Impacts 3.07MB
Chapter 22 – Public Health 0.10MB
Chapter 23 – Environmental Justice 0.57MB
Chapter 24 – Mitigation 3.17MB
Chapter 25 – Alternatives 0.76MB
Chapter 26 – Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts 0.04MB
Chapter 27 – Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments of Resources 0.02MB
Chapter 28 – Growth-Inducing Aspects of the Proposed Actions 0.03MB
Chapter 29 – Response to Comments 0.21MB

Appendix Cover 0.01MB
Appendix A – Proposed Zoning Text 1.09MB
Appendix B – Community Facilities 3.27MB
Appendix C – Historic Resources – Correspondence 0.34MB
Appendix D – Natural Resources 2.97MB
Appendix E – Transportation Technical Memos And Analyses 3.74MB
Appendix F – Air Quality 2.38MB
Appendix G – Noise 0.53MB
Appendix H – Construction 0.89MB
Appendix I – Alternatives 0.70MB
Appendix J – Mitigation – Traffic 0.15MB
Appendix K – Pedestrian Wind Assessment 7.64MB
Appendix L – Con Edison Correspondence 0.39MB
Appendix M – Infrastructure 0.02MB

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