411 Wales/408 Concord Ave
Charter School in the Bronx

Environmental Assessment and Supplemental Studies for NYCBSA Special Permit

Serving as the Environmental Consultant to Civic Builders, LLC, Equity completed an Environmental Assessment Statement and Supplemental Studies for a NYC Board of Standards and Appeals Special Permit application (BSA Cal. No. 2017-216-BZ) pursuant to Section 73-19 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York.  On April 17, 2018 the NYC BSA issued a resolution, which permitted a Use Group 3 Charter School to occupy the Premises (411 Wales Avenue and 408 Concord Avenue). The Premises is located within an underlying M1-2 zoning district in the Mott Haven neighborhood of Bronx Community District 1, where UG 3 schools are not permitted as-of-right pursuant to ZR Section 42-10. 

The application involved the renovation of an existing 54,143 gross-square foot (gsf) 2-story UG 16 warehouse building, and the development of a new two-story 6,500 gsf gymnasium at the Premises for full occupancy by a Kindergarten through 8th Grade Charter School (Neighborhood Charter School “NCS”). At full grade capacity, NCS will accommodate approximately 620 students from kindergarten to 8th Grade and 102 faculty members. 

Project Components

  • Approved Charter School BSA Special Permit
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Shadows Study
  • Historic and Cultural Resources Study
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Transportation Study
  • Air Quality Study
  • OER Air Quality Remedial Action Workplan
  • Noise Study

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