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ENB - Region 9 Notices

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the East Buffalo Good Neighbors Planning Alliance Neighborhood Plan: "Preserving Our Heritage and Planning Our Future!" (The Plan) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Plan includes the neighborhoods of Babcock, Broadway-Filmore, Emerson, Lovejoy and Kaisertwon in the City of Buffalo, New York. The Plan contains or proposes goals, objectives and strategies for these areas that represent East Buffalo's vision of renewal, arrived at through extensive public participation. The Plan is a road map for future planning efforts and will be referenced for guidance in future policy decisions affecting East Buffalo.

Contact: Bill Parke, City of Buffalo, 920 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202-3376, Phone: (716) 851-5123.


Erie County - The Orchard Park Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Vacant Lane - Weiss Avenue Town of Orchard Park, NY will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 4.0 ± acres of land from R-3 to B-2 to allow for the future use and development of the site for an indoor Volley Ball Center. The project is located on Weiss Avenue in the Town of Orchard Park, New York.

Contact: Remy C. Orffeo, Town of Orchard Park, S4295 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, NY 14127, Phone: (716) 662-6432 ext. 2201.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area Plan Adoption and Implementation 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 April 9, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202. The action involves the intended adoption and implementation of the South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Plan. The BOA Plan will guide revitalization and redevelopment of the 1,800 acre BOA, including possible remediation of several strategic brownfield sites adjacent to parkland, residential areas, the newly developed Lakeside Commerce Park and the Buffalo River.

The purpose of the BOA Plan will be to create redevelopment opportunities on former industrial brownfields including the Steelfields industrial redevelopment site, enhanced parkland including improvements at Tifft Nature Preserve and South Park, new recreational and mixed use opportunities, and access improvements. Thresholds and standards for redevelopment will be established to help ensure that private development proceeds in accordance with the BOA Plan.

The project location is generally bounded by NYS Route 5 on the west, Hopkins Street and South Park Avenue on the east, the Buffalo River on the north and the City of Buffalo-City of Lackawanna municipal boundary on the south in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: John Fell, City of Buffalo, 920 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-4533, E-mail: jfell@city-buffalo.com.



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