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ENB - Region 3 Notices

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Milan Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law # 10 of 2007 of the Town of Milan entitled Amending the Zoning Map with respect to the A5A and HA Districts of Chapter 200, "Zoning" of the Town Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of a portion of a single, non-conforming parcel from A5A to HA district. The project is located in the Town of Milan, New York.

Contact: John V. Talmage, Town of Milan Town Board, 20 Wilcox Circle, Milan, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-5133, ext. 28.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chappaqua Crossings #2 (Proposed Multi-Use Development on Former Reader's Digest Headquarters Site) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Lead Agency plans to circulate a draft scope and to conduct a public scoping session or sessions prior to adopting the scope for the DEIS. It is anticipated that the scoping session(s) will be held no sooner than January 2008. Notification of such public scoping session(s) will be provided in advance of such meeting(s). The action involves the adoption of amendments to the Town of New Castle Town Development Plan, potential adoption of Zoning Map amendments to reduce the area of the existing B-RO-20 District and to change the zoning district designation of portions of the existing B-RO-20 District and the existing R-1A District to the proposed MFPD District, the potential approval of one or more variances from the existing provisions of § 60-437.31 of the New Castle Town Code to permit occupancy of the existing office building by more than four tenants without regard to floor area restrictions, and potential approval of a subdivision, site development plan and environmental permits required to implement a proposed site-specific development plan. This combination of actions is required and/or proposed by the Applicant in order to authorize redevelopment of the subject site as a multi-use project composed of 520,000 ± square feet of multi-tenancy office space in an existing office building (including at least 265,000 ± square feet to be occupied by Reader's Digest under a long-term lease). The demolition of 154,200 ± square feet of existing office space, an existing 10,625 ± square foot auditorium, an existing 10,400 ± square foot maintenance building, and several existing parking areas. The construction of up to 278 two- and three-bedroom residential dwelling units, 88% of which are proposed to be restricted in occupancy to persons aged 55 years and older and no one under the age of 18, and 20% of which are proposed to meet Westchester County "affordable housing" eligibility criteria, the construction of a new clubhouse, and the implementation of other ancillary site improvements such as buffer landscaping. Of the total number of proposed residential units, 234 are proposed to be located in eight three-story buildings with underground parking, the remaining 44 dwelling units are proposed to be two-story townhouses with individual garages. The project is located at 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, New York.

Contact: New Castle Town Board, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, Phone: (914) 238-4742.

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