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ENB - Region 8 Notices 11/19/2008

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Director of Zoning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Midtown Redevelopment Project. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on December 2, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted by the contact person listed below until 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2008. Copies of the Draft GEIS are available for review at the following locations:

1. City Hall, Room 125B
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614

2. Rundel Library
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

3. Website: www.midtownrochesterrising.com/mayor/midtownrising/PMV/docs/PMV-docs.cfm

The action involves the redevelopment of the Midtown Plaza complex which currently includes 1.5 million square feet of predominantly vacant office and retail buildings covering 8.6 acres in the central business district. With over $55 million in assistance from the State of New York, the entire complex or a portion there of will be demolished to accommodate the new world headquarters for PAETEC Holdings Corporation and additional private development. To support and encourage private development, the site will be developed with new infrastructure including new streets, open space and utilities. The design of future development will be guided through design criteria and Master Plan principles and objectives outlined in the City of Rochester Zoning Code. The project is located in an area generally bounded by Main Street, Clinton Avenue, Broad Street, and Euclid Street in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Dorraine Carr Laudisi, City of Rochester, City Hall, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-6698, E-mail: laudisid@cityofrochester.gov.

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