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Public Notice

County: Sullivan/Ulster

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Temporary Revokable Permit (TRP) - Sullivan County Trail Association

Contact Person: Jeff Rider, Senior Forester

Address: NYS DEC Division of Lands and Forests
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Phone Number: (845) 256-3083

Project Location: Willowemoc Wild Forest, Towns of Rockland, Denning and Neversink, Counties of Sullivan and Ulster

Project Description: The Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing a TRP application ( #4490) to allow the Sullivan County Trail Association to hold a snowmobile Poker Run on one day between January 1 and April 10 of 2008, dependent on safe snow conditions.

Comments will be accepted until January 8, 2008.



Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The City of Kingston Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Foxhall Ambulatory Surgery Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision/lot line revision of lands of Kingston Hospital and the construction of an ambulatory surgery center, with a footprint of 5,093 square feet to house operating rooms, recovery rooms, nursing stations, waiting areas, changing areas and other accessory facilities for patients and caregivers. The project will involve a re-configuration of the hospital parking area, and will also provide for outward landscaping and cross easement agreements, along with shared services agreements for the facility. The project is located at 374-406 Broadway, 29-31 Foxhall Avenue, 401-433 Hasbrouck in the City of Kingston, New York.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City of Kingston Planning Board, E-mail: scahill@ci.kingston.ny.us.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Goshen Public Library and Historical Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Goshen Library and Historical Society Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the proposed construction of a new building of approximately 33,000 square feet to house the Goshen Library and appurtenances. The project is located on Main Street in Goshen, New York.

The conditions are: The development of Final Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, Development of Final SWPPP, Conducting a phase IB Archeological testing/study as was recommended in the Phase IA.


Contact: Pauline Kehoe, Goshen Public Library and Historical Board of Trustees, Phone: (845) 294-6606, E-mail: paulinek@goshenpubliclibrary.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Ulster County - The Shawangunk Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Watchtower Farms Improvements may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shawangunk Town Hall Building, 14 Central Avenue, Wallkill, NY 12589.

The action involves the Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approval for 300 multiple family dwellings to be constructed in a three (3) story residential building attached to an existing residential building. The Applicant also proposes to construct and expand various ancillary uses including but not limited to a two (2) story parking garage with 400 spaces, three (3) story accessory building with basement, recreation building, technical equipment building, with proposed additions to existing dining room and laundry and dry cleaning buildings.

The proposed development is situated on a portion of the Applicant's 1,141 ± acre landholding. The application involves land already developed within the Watchtower Farms residential campus complex, except some disturbance of lands in agricultural or vacant use can be anticipated at the periphery of the proposed development area. As per the Town of Shawangunk zoning law, the property is zoned Residential Agricultural (Rag-4). The project is located on the Watchtower Farms residential campus complex on Red Mills Road and north east of the Bruyn Turnpike in the Town Shawangunk, New York.

Contact: Kris Pederson, Town of Shawangunk Planning Board, P.O. Bos 247, Wallkill, NY 12589, Phone: (845) 895-3356.


Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chappaqua Crossing #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. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until 12:00 noon January 25, 2008. Comments may be submitted electronically at chapx2general@town.new-castle.ny.us, or may be mailed to the attention of the Town Clerk, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514. A public scoping session will be held on January 9, 2008 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m and on January 22, 2008 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. all sessions will be held at the New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY, 10514. A copy of the proposed DEIS Scoping Document may be viewed at the Town of New Castle website: http://www.town.new-castle.ny.us/ReadersDigestProperty.html.

The action involves the potential 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 feet auditorium, an existing 10,400 ± square feet 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.

Primary access to the subject site is proposed from Bedford Road (Route 117) and Roaring Brook Road just east of the Saw Mill River Parkway; emergency access is proposed from Roaring Brook Road approximately 275 feet west of the existing access drive to Horace Greeley High School (where an emergency access driveway presently exists). The subject property includes the 114 acre Reader's Digest corporate campus, one additional undeveloped 2 acre lot and four adjoining residential properties containing three single family dwellings that total approximately 119.7 acres in the aggregate. The subject site is located in the B-RO-20 and the R-1A Zoning Districts.

The project is located at 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua, New York.

Contact: Gennaro Faiella, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, Phone: (914) 238-4742, E-mail: jfaiella@town.new-castle.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Relocation of the City Maintenance and Operation Center (City Yard). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 8, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 18, 2008. The action involves the relocation of the existing Department of Public Works facilities located at 235 East Main Street and 40 Pelham Road to a proposed location off the north side of Beechwood Avenue between Main Street and Second Street. The site consists of a parcel of City owned land as well as a parcel leased from the New York State Thruway Authority located beneath the I-95 viaduct. The proposed action would include the construction of a new state of the art Maintenance and Operations Center in addition to a salt dome, fueling facility, recyclables storage area and sufficient parking for City owned and employee vehicles. The project is located at 85 Beechwood Avenue in the City of New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey C. Coleman, City of New Rochelle Public Works, Phone: (914) 654-2131, E-mail: jcoleman@newrochelleny.com.







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