Is the Project allowed under current zoning?

Yes.  The new combined cycle combustion turbine(s) and ancillary equipment are being added to an existing electric generating facility  located in a Manufacturing District (M3-1).  An electric power generating plant is a Permitted Use in a M3-1 District.  Thus, the installation of the new equipment is permitted under the City of New York Zoning Resolution.  Permitted Uses in the M3-1 District must comply with applicable performance standards governing areas such as noise, vibration, odorous matter, humidity, and heat, among others.  In addition, special regulations applicable to the Waterfront Area will also apply.  Preliminary plans will be submitted to the City Planning Commission for review to confirm compliance with applicable zoning regulations, including the performance standards and special regulations applicable to the Waterfront Area.

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