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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Staten Island wetlands

Below is a proposal for a NASCAR racetrack adjoining (actually in) a wetland just south of the Goethals Bridge on Staten Island. The 38 page draft scope can be downloaded. I realize that I just posted about this last week but I can't stress enough the need to speak up. If possible, attend the public meeting.

Public Scoping Meeting on Motorsports Entertainment Complex on Staten Island

On April 27, 2006, the Department of City Planning, on behalf of the City Planning Commission, will hold a public scoping meeting on the Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be prepared for the proposed Motorsports Entertainment Complex on Staten Island. Comments on the Draft Scope of Work will be accepted at the meeting and for ten days following the meeting.

The meeting will take place at 6PM at PS 80 (Michael Pedrides School), 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301.

View the Draft Scope of Work (2.1 mb) and the protocol for the scoping meeting.

Draft Scope

Scoping Protocol

Take a look at a satellite photo with the proposed site highlighted

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(Photo credit - Google Earth)

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