New York Container Terminal, Inc. proposes to develop a 50-foot deep container ship berth on a portion of the former Port Ivory site in Staten Island.
New York Container Terminal, Inc. proposes to develop a new 50-foot deep container ship berth, to be known as Berth 4, in the northwestern corner of Staten Island on a 39-acre vacant parcel bounded by the Arthur Kill to the north, Bridge Creek to the west, Arlington Marsh to the east, and Richmond Terrace to the south.
The proposed 39-acre berth and associated marine container terminal will be developed primarily on a portion of the former Port Ivory site, a former marine-related site and partial brownfield which is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Berth 4 site also includes a portion of a City-owned lot adjacent to Bridge Creek and two small parcels located on the southeast corner of the 39-acre site. One parcel is owned by New York City and the other by New York Container Terminal, Inc.
The project site is served by two local roadways and the Staten Island Railroad. Approximately 16.38 acres of tidal wetlands will require filling or dredging to construct Berth 4. The site contains a capped landfill and portions are currently used by New York Container Terminal, Inc. for truck chassis and empty container storage space. The two segments of the project site total approximately 71 acres.
The New York City Department of Small Business Services, the lead agency for this project, has reviewed an environmental assessment statement that was published on January 20, 2010 and has determined that the project may have significant impacts on the quality of the environment. Accordingly, an Environmental Impact Statement is required to evaluate and disclose environmental impacts.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment Statement and Scoping Document are available for public review. The Notice of Public Scoping Meeting will be re-issued and posted on City Record and Environmental News Bulletin.