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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/24/2008

Negative Declaration

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 7 over Hoosic River Bridge Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing bridge carrying Route 7 over the Hoosic River in the Town of Hoosick. The project is located on Route 7 in the Town of Hoosic, New York.

Contact: Richard Filkins, NYS DOT, Phone: (518) 388-5216, E-mail: rfilkins@dot.state.ny.us.

Schenectady County - The City of Schenectady IDA, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Restoration of Center City, Schenectady will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by Development at Center City LLC to renovate and modernize an existing 4 story, 170,000 square foot office/retail recreation complex in Schenectady. The Project will be broken down into four major steps requiring three major construction phases: (1) the building envelope stabilization; (2) structural and mechanical enhancement; (3) retail/office white box construction; (4) new street level/mall level construction and Jay Street wing construction. Work will include major building systems replacement electric, plumbing, mechanical and roof, as well as aesthetic improvements to the buildings façade, fire safety upgrades and complete current building code compliance. Existing retail and office space will be repaired, painted and upgraded to attract new tenants to downtown Schenectady. In addition to the renovation of the existing building, an eastern building addition with an approximate footprint of 10,500 square feet is proposed. Once completed, the Project will have resulted in the relocation or construction of up to 212,000 square feet of marketable retail and office space (including common areas and storage). The project is located at 415 to 433 State Street in the City of Schenectady, New York.

Contact: Jayme B. Lahut, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority, 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, Phone: (518) 377-1109, ext. 102, E-mail: jlahut@schenectadymetroplex.org.

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