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ENB - Region 9 Notices

Public Notice

Amended Wetland Maps Filed for Erie and Niagara Counties

Erie and Niagara Counties - Subsequent to the promulgation of the final Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Niagara County in 1984 and Erie County in 1986, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 9 Staff found several inaccuracies. These inaccuracies affect Niagara County Maps 5, 7, 14 and 15 of 18 and Erie County Map 2 of 31. Having fully investigated these sites, Staff sent notice of the proposed amendments to the affected landowners and published notice in local newspapers and in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). A legislative public hearing was held on March 30, 2006 and a public comment period was provided through April 21, 2006. Upon review of Staff's findings and recommendations relative to this matter, the Commissioner was satisfied that Staff appropriately responded to all oral and written comments on the proposed amendments, and that Staff's recommendations were consistent with the requirements of the Freshwater Wetlands Act and supported by the record. The Commissioner ordered that amendments be made to the final wetlands maps for Niagara County Maps 5, 7, 14 and 15 of 18 and Erie County Map 2 of 31, effective June 18, 2008. A copy of the amended final maps will be filed with the office of the clerk of each affected local government and in the Department's Region 9 office.

Contact: Kenneth Roblee, NYS DEC Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7010, Fax: (716) 851-7005, E-mail: kjroblee@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - Allegany County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Allegany County Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Adoption of the Allegany County Comprehensive Plan (ACCP). The ACCP provides data and identifies issues facing the County and formulates vision and mission statements which seek to encourage intelligent growth in business, manufacturing, transportation, tourism and agriculture. The mission is to foster municipal strengths while encouraging controlled growth, preserving open space, and increasing economic opportunities through the utilization of informed land use decision making. The project is located throughout the entire Allegany County, New York.

Contact: Thomas Miner, Allegany County, County Office Building, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813, Phone: (585) 268-9412, E-mail: minerta@alleganyco.com.

Cattaraugus County - The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Academy Place - School Conversion for housing, commercial, office, day care and congregate dining will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion of a former school to housing, commercial, office, day care, and dining space. Project scope is to convert a 3 story former school, with approximately 26,000 square feet per floor, into 32 affordable senior apartments on the upper two floors, and the conversion of the main floor to commercial operations anticipated to employ developmentally disabled individuals for vending machine servicing, office space for the non-profit project sponsor, day care service, and congregate dining. Grounds will renovate parking areas, and install landscape islands. The project is located at 1 Center Street in the Village of Gowanda, Town of Persia, New York.

Contact: Michael A. Alspaugh, Erie County, E-mail: michael.alspaugh@erie.gov.

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Queen City Landing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant, Queen City Landing, LLC, plans to undertake the following: the partial demolition and renovation of the vacant Freezer Queen industrial building into a nine story condominium complex with approximately 153 residential units and 297 covered parking spaces; construction of a two story pool pavilion attached to the condominium complex; renovation and reuse of the existing buildings for commercial space; construction of a 16,400 square foot retail facility along Fuhrmannn Boulevard; construction of a 6,400 square foot Marina with floating docks; construction of a 14 story Apartment Tower with 140 residential units and a parking structure with 280 spaces; construction of a 9 story luxury Hotel with 252 rooms and a 4 level parking garage with 168 spaces. Certain site improvements will also be made to include installation of a garden atop the roof of the parking garage adjoining the condominium complex; the installation of landscaping throughout the site; construction of surface parking lots; construction of walkways throughout the site and the construction of access drives to the site and roadways through the site. The project is located at 975 and 1005 Fuhrmann Boulevard in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Martin Grunzweig, City of Buffalo Planning Board, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5085.

Positive Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Tonawanda Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Riverview Commerce Park Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the addition of three (3) parcels, approximately 81.5 acres, extending the previously approved Riverview Commerce Park Complex (subject of previous GEIS). The project includes a proposed public roadway extension connecting to Two-Mile Creek Road. All parcel(s) are currently vacant. Conceptual development consists of multi-use commercial office and warehousing space. The project is located at 5201 River Road, adjacent to the Riverview Commerce Park, in the Town of Tonawanda, New York.

Contact: Andrew C. Reilly, Wendel Duchscherer, 140 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 201, Amherst, NY 14228, Phone: (716) 688-0766 or Carl Heimiller, Town of Tonawanda, 2 Municipal Buiilding, 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217, Phone: (716) 877-8801.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Williamsville Community Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 23, 2008 at 7:40 p.m. at the Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 3, 2008. The action involves the adoption of a Community Plan. Incorporated in the Community Plan are concepts for land use, transportation, the Main Street business district and focus areas that are likely to be redeveloped in the future. The project is located in the Village of Williamsville, New York.

Contact: Lynda L. Juul, Village of Williamsville, 5565 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 632-4120 ext. 3007, E-mail: ljuul@village.williamsville.ny.us.

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