SELECTED RESUMES: Abir Sabet
ABIR SABET, AICP
Ms. Sabet has over 18 years of experience in environmental planning. Her responsibilities at PHA include the preparation of Environmental Impact / Assessment Statements and associated impact analyses of land use and zoning, open space, historic resources, urban design, community facilities, traffic and transportation, as well as other environmental issues. Ms. Sabet is currently the project manager for several projects, including the EIS document for the City’s planned West Harlem Rezoning in Manhattan, an initiative affecting approximately 90 blocks; as well as the EAS for a one-block rezoning in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. She is also working on the EAS for Melrose Commons North Sites B and C in the Bronx, a project that involves zoning map amendments, City Map amendments, disposition of City-owned property, designation of an Urban Development Action Area and approval of a UDAAP, amendments to the Melrose Commons URP, and a special permit for development within a railroad right-of-way.
Ms. Sabet recently served as project manager for the EIS for the Sugar Hill Rezoning project in Manhattan, which would facilitate the development of a 12-story mixed-use building with 124 affordable housing units, a day care center, a children’s museum, and accessory parking. She has also served as the project manager for a number of EASs, including for DCP’s Greenpoint-Williamsburg Contextual Rezoning and North Tribeca Rezoning projects; the rezoning of portions of two blocks on the west side of Manhattan; as well as for the Dock Street DUMBO rezoning project in Brooklyn. She also prepared Environmental Assessments pursuant to SEQRA for the BioBAT biotechnology center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, for funding to allow the construction of a mixed-use building at 1070 Washington Avenue in the Bronx, as well as for IDA financing for the Harlem Park Development in Manhattan.
Ms. Sabet served as the project manager for the 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg Rezoning EIS, a major initiative affecting more than 180 blocks in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg areas of northern Brooklyn, which involved zoning map and text amendments, as well as changes to the city map involving street demapping and establishment of a park. Ms. Sabet was also the project manager for the EAS and ULURP application for the disposition and reuse of Fort Totten in Queens, and she has also served as project manager for a number of EASs for the NYC Fire Department, to facilitate the siting or expansion of fire and/or EMS stations. She served as project manager in preparing the NEPA EA for the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, and was also the project manager for the EIS for the Atlantic Center Plaza retail development in Downtown Brooklyn, as well as for the Supplemental EIS for the Atlantic Terminal office development above that major transportation terminal.
Philip Habib & Associates:
Senior Environmental Planner
1994 New York University Master of Urban Planning
1992 New York University B.A., Urban Design Studies
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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