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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Shadow Ridge Estates may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until October 17, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. A public scoping session will be held on October 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Hyde Park Town Hall. The action involves the subdivision of a parcel totaling 96.7 acres into 23 single family lots, with the smallest lot to consist of 1.46 acres, the largest to consist of 8.41 acres, and the average lot size being 4.20 acres. A town road is proposed to run from South Cross Road north into the adjacent parcel to allow for a through connection. Another portion of town road will run to the adjacent parcel to the east for a second through connection. Each lot will be served by individual wells and septic. The site contains all or portions of seventeen (17) USACE wetlands of varying sizes. The project is located on the north side of South Cross Road, west of Roosevelt High School in the Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Donna Knapp, Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111, ext. 2.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City Council of the City of New Rochelle, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed LeCount Square. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on November 20, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until November 30, 2007. The action involves the redevelopment of the LeCount Place/Anderson Street block, and the bed and right-of-way of existing Anderson Street, with a 1,150,000 square feet mixed-use project containing retail, restaurant, office, residential, hotel and parking components. The block is currently occupied by residential, commercial and non-profit facilities, and a United States Post Office. The redevelopment would require the relocation of these occupants, with the exception of the Post Office "storefront" functions, which could potentially be integrated into the new development. The project would also involve the relocation of Anderson Street northward approximately 50 feet in order to align it with the new street entrance to New Roc City, and the enhancement of the relocated street with a center green and public amenities. The project is proposed as two buildings: a main building with two towers located on the north side of the realigned Anderson Street, and a smaller residential "loft" building fronting on the south side of Anderson Street.

The retail component of the Modified Project includes 212,000 square feet of space designed to accommodate a mix of tenants including restaurant, smaller boutique and medium sized retailers, and large-format retailers. Retail would occupy the grade, second and third levels of the main building, and the ground floor of the loft building. The residential component of the project would total 412,400 square feet of residential condominium use, distributed between the loft building and an approximately 500-foot high residential tower projecting from the main building. This tower would rise from the southwest corner of the main building and contain both hotel and residential components. The hotel would occupy the lower 13 floors and contain 209 rooms. Residences would occupy the remaining upper floors of the south tower (200 units). The loft building on the south side of Anderson Street would contain 58 units. A second tower rising above the northeast corner of the main building to a height of approximately 278 feet would accommodate 380,000 square feet of office space. On-site parking would be principally provided on four levels below-grade. The project would also utilize existing available spaces in the New Roc City garage.

The project is located on the LeCount/Anderson block bounded by Huguenot Street, LeCount Place, Anderson Street, and North Avenue, 2 Anderson Street, and the adjacent Anderson Street and LeCount Place in New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Craig King, City of New Rochelle, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2182.


Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amendments to Downtown Density Bonus Overlay Zone. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on November 20, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until November 30, 2007. The action involves the evaluation of potential amendments by the City of New Rochelle to the DDB Overlay Zone that would permit an FAR bonus of up to 6.0 FAR (to a total maximum of 11.5 FAR) in the DMUR Zoning District and additional height of up to 500 feet in the DMU and DMUR Zoning District. Other amendments to the DDB Overlay would clarify that FAR and/or height bonuses are not to be considered as-of-right subject to simple consistency with Special Permit standards, but are granted solely at the discretion of the City Council based upon a number of objective and legislative policy factors relating to the Public Benefits offered in return for the bonuses. The Proposed Action also includes the possibility of attainment of certain "green building" standards defined by the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program as "Public Benefits" for which density bonuses may be sought in the DB, DMU, and DMUR Zoning Districts. The project is located in the City of New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Craig King, City of New Rochelle City Council, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone (914) 654-2182.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westchester University. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 15, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Mount Pleasant Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY. Copies of the DEIS are available for review at the Town of Mount Pleasant Library and at the office of the Town Clerk, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595. The DEIS is also posted on the Town's web site at: www.mtpleasantny.com. The action involves the development of a co-educational liberal arts university with a Catholic orientation consisting of nine buildings containing 628,400 square feet on a 164.7 acre parcel to be used for academic, dormitory, recreational and administrative facilities; 24 townhouses for resident faculty/staff; 30 acres of playfields; and 755 off-street parking spaces. The project is located on the east side of Columbus Avenue and the north side of Stevens Avenue in the Town of Mount Pleasant, New York.

Contact: Dorothy Maiden, Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Board, 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: (914) 742-2327.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Town of Wallkill Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Orange Regional Medical Center. The action involves the construction of a 374-bed regional hospital to replace the Orange Regional Medical Center's Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center campuses. The new hospital will contain 606,172 square feet of floor area in a seven-story building, including emergency room, medical/surgical, outpatient, critical care, delivery/nursery services, and administrative and support facilities.

Vehicular access is proposed from two points including a full-movement entrance/exit drive on East Main Street and an extension of Midway Park Drive. The proposed building and a total of 1,675 surface parking spaces are proposed within the area of a proposed ring road that will have connections to East Main Street and the extension of Midway Park Drive. Only surface parking is proposed. The East Main Street driveway is proposed to be controlled by a traffic signal, with separate left and right turn lanes proposed on East Main Street.

The project is located on East Main Street in the Town of Wallkill, New York.

Contact: Gary Lake, Town of Wallkill Planning Board, E-mail: planning@townofwallkill.com.


Orange County - The Town of Monroe Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Bald Hill Estates. The action involves a request for a site plan and special use permit approval for a townhouse unit multiple dwelling group, plus a subdivision of light industrial lands effectuated by the proposed road pattern. The FEIS includes two sets of plans - the SEIS Plan which proposed 112 townhouse units and Alternate #3 from the SEIS which proposed 138 units. Both layouts include a subdivision of three commercial / LI zoned lots. The 112 unit plan proposes two access points on CR 105. The 138 unit plan proposes a new access into the site via an extension of Larkin Drive, and this proposal would eliminate the southerly site access to CR 15 from the SEIS plan. The project includes a proposal to connect to a central water supply and develop a distribution system to serve the use and the site is seved by central sewers. The project is located on County Route 105 in the Town of Monroe, New York.

Contact: Patricia Malanaphy, Phone: (845) 783-1900 ext. 233, E-mail: planning@monroeny.org.


Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Yorktown Farms Subdivision. The action involves the subdivision of 43.168 acres of undeveloped land as shown on a revised Preliminary Site Plan for 22 building lots for single family homes and two additional open space parcels consisting of 4.7 acres and 5.1 acres. The project will have primary access from a proposed extension of Gay Ridge Road and an emergency-only access from US Route 6. The project includes extensive off-site improvements to expand an existing sewer district and add sewer service to 67 nearby properties. The project site will be serviced by municipal water and sewer. The project is located in the Town of Yorktown, on the southern side of US Route 6 in the northeastern corner of the Town of Yorktown, four miles north of downtown Yorktown Heights, and two miles east of the Taconic State Parkway. The municipal border of the Town of Somers is coincident with the site's eastern boundary. Gay Ridge Road terminates at the site's western boundary.

Contact: John Tegeder, Yorktown Planning Department, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-6565.




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