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    • STEPHEN METTS Portfolio Urban Planning 2006-09 Contact: stephen.metts@gmail.com 646-957-3929
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Future Project Overview Future Pedestrian Ramp Stantec | Thomas Balsley Associates, 2009. Stantec | Thomas Balsley Associates, 2009. CHATHAM SQUARE | PARK ROW IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CHATHAM SQUARE | PARK ROW IMPROVEMENT PROJECT DOCUMENT: Environmental Assessment Project Corridor Location CLIENT: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation DATE: 2009 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Under NEPA- and SEQRA-compliant environmental review processes, an Environmental Assessment is currently in process and under contract with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. improvements (two new open spaces, a new pedestrian promenade and a new pedes- trian ramp), and will serve to mitigate the effects of the One Police Plaza Security Zone that was established following the events of 9/11 (including the closure of Park Row to Preliminary Improvement Plan PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Director of graphics production for this Environmental Assessment. -Lead GIS data developer and project catographer. Page 2 Stantec | Thomas Balsley Associates, 2009. Page 3
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Bond Street at Gowanus Canal President Street- West View GOWANUS CANAL CORRIDOR REZONING AND RELATED ACTIONS GOWANUS CANAL CORRIDOR REZONING AND RELATED ACTIONS DOCUMENT: Environmental Assessment Statement Projected Development Sites CLIENT: New York City Department of City Planning DATE: 2008-09 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This New York City Department of Planning rezoning project is designed to revitalize and infuse an underutilized industrial and manufacturing sector with new zoning districts allowing for new uses including mixed-use and residential uses. The rezoning area is comprised of approximately 20 whole and 3 partial blocks in the Gowanus neighborhood, located in southern Brooklyn. The proposed project is a zoning map amendment from M1-2 and M2-1 to M1-4/R6B, M1-4/R7A Inclusionary, R8A/C2-4 Inclusionary and the creation of a Special District for blocks along the waterfront permitting a mix of uses in an Inclusionary district with a max FAR of 3.6 in an approximately 25 block area surrounding the northern extent of the Gowanus Canal. The reasonable worst case development scenario analyzed in the EIS is comprised of 26 potential developments and 40 projected development sites. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead author of land use, neighborhood character and urban design analysis chapters of this EIS. -Lead developer and author of shadow analysis 3-D modeling and resulting shadow analysis EIS chapter. -Lead graphics and GIS developer for both scoping documents and EIS. Shadow Analysis Sites | No Build Projects Page 4 Page 5
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Eugenio De Hostos Playground Bartlett Playground BROADWAY TRIANGLE REZONING AND RELATED ACTIONS BROADWAY TRIANGLE REZONING AND RELATED ACTIONS DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact Statement Shadow Analysis at Eugenio De Hostos Playground CLIENT: New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development DATE: 2008-09 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This comprehensive redevelopment action consists of a nine-block portion of the Broadway Triangle area located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Community District 1. For years a blighted area of Brooklyn following the movement of many manufacturing and industrial companies from the area, the Broadway Triangle now stands underutilized with many vacant buildings and lots. The Proposed Action includes zoning map amendments to establish new residential and commercial zoning districts; zoning text amendments to establish Inclusionary Housing in the Project Area; the disposition of City-owned properties; Urban Development Action Plan (URP). The reasonable worst case development scenario analyzed in the EIS is comprised of 3 potential development sites and 34 projected development sites. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead author of land use, urban design and shadow analysis chapters of the EIS document. -Lead GIS data developer and project catographer. -Lead Developer of 3-D Shadow Model and Analysis. -Lead graphics designer for all technical chapters of the EIS document. Project Noise Contours- Proposed Rezoning Area Page 6 Page 7
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Existing Building- Southwest View Existing Building- Northwest View 29-31 BARTLETT STREET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT 29-31 BARTLETT STREET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT DOCUMENT: Environmental Assessment Statement CLIENT: Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council DATE: 2009 Existing Land Use within 400 Feet of Project Building PROJECT DESCRIPTION: building in order to provide 20 units of affordable housing to the surrounding community, as well as alleviate existing blight. Utilizing CEQR guidelines, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the requirments for this redevelopent project. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Director of graphics production for this Environmental Assessment. -Lead GIS data developer and project catographer. Page 8 Page 9
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Land Use Near Meadowlands Land Use Adjacent to Project Alignment ACCESS TO THE REGION’S CORE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT ACCESS TO THE REGION’S CORE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact Statement Parkland and Open Spaces Near Proposed Alignment entering Manhattan. CLIENT: Transit Link Consultants and NJ TRANSIT DATE: 2008-09 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project would result in the construction and operation of two new Hud- son River tunnels for commercial trains and the Secaucus Loop which would allow pas- sengers from destinations in Central and Northern New Jersey and parts of New York State to enjoy a one-seat ride to midtown Manhattan. In support of Transit Link Consul- tants and NJ TRANSIT, socioeconomic-related and land use studies were conducted for this large-scale transportation project EIS. Project components included mapping and analyzing impacts to potentially vulnerable wetland resources in the New Jersey Meadowlands as well as impacts to nearby population, community resources, and parkland, open space, and conservation areas. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead graphics designer and GIS services for the Environmental Impact Statement of this Large-scale urban transportation project. Page 10 Page 11
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Existing Facility Proposed Facility Terjesen Associates, Architects, 2009. MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER DOCUMENT: Environmental Assessment Statement Existing & Proposed Facility Location CLIENT: Morris Heights Health Center DATE: 2009 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: An Environmental Assessment for this approximately 30,000 square foot medical facility that will be located in the Morris Heights neighborhood of Community District 5 in the Borough of the Bronx. The proposed multi-service medical facility will be an addition to the existing Morris West Burnside Avenue in Bronx, New York. The proposed medical facility is expected to alleviate the Health Center’s current lack of space and to provide laboratory services, primary medical care and physical therapy services. The project will be designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating or higher. 3-D Shadow Analysis of Proposed Building PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Director of graphics production for this Environmental Assessment. -Lead GIS data developer and project catographer. -Lead Developer of 3-D Shadow Model and Analysis. Page 12 Page 13
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island 24th Street 39th Avenue DUTCH KILLS REZONING AND RELATED ACTIONS DUTCH KILLS REZONING AND RELATED ACTIONS DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact Statement Proposed Rezoning Area | Projected Development Sites CLIENT: New York City Department of Planning DATE: 2008-07 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Dutch Kills is a lively mixed-use residential, commercial and light industrial community located directly north of the Queensboro Bridge and the Special Long Island City Mixed-Use District. This rezoning project would encompasses 40 blocks adjacent to Sunnyside Yards and just north of Queens Plaza and the Long Island City core. At present, approximately half of all zoning lots in the rezoning area are resident and mixed-use, and about one-third are in light industrial, wholesale, warehouse or parking use. The project includes the rezoning of M1-3D and M1-1 zoning districts to mixed-use districts was well as a small M1-2 district. Designed to retain the neighborhood fabric of Dutch Kills as well as encourage Transportation Oriented Developmentnear the Queens 3-D Shadow Analysis of Proposed Building Plaza transport hub., the new mixed-use districts will infuse new development that enhances present neighborhood elements. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead author of land use, neighborhood character and urban design analysis chapters of the EIS. -Lead developer and author of shadow analysis 3-D modeling and resulting shadow analysis EIS chapter. -Lead graphics and GIS developer for the EIS. Page 14 Page 15
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Existing Vacant Building Proposed Project Location CARIBBEAN TRADE CENTER CARIBBEAN TRADE CENTER DOCUMENT: Environmental Assessment Statement Community Facility Locations near Project CLIENT: Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) DATE: 2007-08 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc’s (CACCI) conversion of a 23,000 gross square foot (gsf) abandoned school building into a commercial development and the development of a pavilion. The proposed project will have three major compo- nents, a commercial space that will be rented to tenants, administrative space for CACCI, and the Trade Center Atrium Exhibition Pavilion (the Pavilion). CACCI, which provides small business support services, anticipates 7,000 visitors to their conference space for approximately 20 events. Estimated use of the Pavilion includes 12 exhibitions a year; 26 banquet and fund raiser events a year; and 12 outdoor events a year. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead graphics and GIS developer for this Evironmental Assessment Statement. Existing and Proposed Building Envelops Page 16 Page 17
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island East River Waterfront Lower Manhattan Waterfront ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF LMDC-FUNDED INITIATIVES ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF LMDC-FUNDED INITIATIVES Business Recovery Grant Distribution DOCUMENT: Economic Analysis Report CLIENT: Lower Manhattan, 2006. Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) DATE: 2006 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Berger provided technical support for an economic analysis of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) funded initiatives. Berger reviewed and mapped the agency’s use of residential grant program funds, business recovery grant programs and park improvement funds, among other programs as part of the redevelopment effort for Lower Manhattan. Analytical results and mapping were used to prepare documents for the general public and quarterly reports for the U.S. Housing and Urban Development, a major program funding agency for grants after 9/11. Report Components Included: • Spatial distribution of residential grants and business recovery initiatives. • Mapping of the location, size, park features and functions, status and value of park improvements. • Patterns of funding distribution. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead GIS data developer and project catographer. LMDC Open Space and Parks Initiatives Page 18 Page 19
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Zoning at Project Site Project FEMA map 8TH AVENUE VENTILATION PLANT ASSESSMENT 8TH AVENUE VENTILATION PLANT ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT: Environmental Assessment Statement Site Selection Exploratory Panoramas at 8th Avenue CLIENT: MTA, New York City Transit DATE: 2007 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: An Environmental Assessment under New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regarding the development of an underground ventilation facility for the City subway system in the Theater District portion of Manhattan. Major project issues quality impacts. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Graphics designer and lead cartographer for an Environmental Assessment (EA) under SEQR guidelines Existing Land Use near Project Site Page 20 Page 21
    • Bronx New Jersey ork wY Ne Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Future Esplanade Future Waterfront Wallace, Roberts & Todd Architects, 2009. Wallace, Roberts & Todd Architects, 2009. SPECIAL STAPLETON WATERFRONT DISTRICT SPECIAL STAPLETON WATERFRONT DISTRICT DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact Statement Preliminary Waterfront District Plan CLIENT: New York City Department of Planning DATE: 2006 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In support of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of City Planning to redevelop and revitalize the Stapleton neighborhood waterfront located on the eastern shore of Staten Island, EIS and associated planning services were made available during the environmental review process for this project. Redevelopment improvements will include the creation of a 12-acre waterfront esplanade and park space as well as transit-oriented, mixed-use development in place of currently underutilized and vacant waterfront facilities. Additionally, the Plan encourages complimentary private development of parcels west of Stapleton’s Front Street through the implementation of the Special Stapleton Waterfront Zoning District. PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead author of land use, urban design and visual resources EIS chapters. -GIS data development and lead project cartographer. -Lead graphics designer for all technical chapters of EIS document. Page 22 Page 23