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ENB - Region 3 Notices 6/3/2009

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Red Hook Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lueck Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion of a portion of an existing structure, a former movie theater, into a 2,200 square foot restaurant. The site is fully developed and located in the General Business District. No new impervious surfaces or external site improvements are proposed. The project is located at 23 East Market Street in Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Susan P. Nandor, Village of Red Hook Planning Board, 7467 Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-1081, ext. 2189, E-mail: sandpipersunset@yahoo.com.



Orange County - The Village of Tuxedo Park Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law Introductory 5 of 2009 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law amending Chapter 100 (Zoning) of the Code of the Village of Tuxedo Park. This local law proposes to clarify Article V of the Zoning Code concerning nonconforming buildings and structures, non-complying uses and substandard lots and alter the Village's policy regarding these issues to protect the public interest and welfare of the residents of the Village. The project is located throughout the Village of Tuxedo Park, New York.

Contact: Houston Stebbins, Village of Tuxedo Park, Village of Tuxedo Park Village Hall, 80 Lorillard Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-4745.


Orange County - The Village of Tuxedo Park Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law Introductory 6 of 2009 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law enacting a new chapter of the Code of the Village of Tuxedo Park, Chapter 55, entitled Flood Damage Prevention, to comply with the floodplain management requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. This local law proposes to regulate certain activities within flood hazard areas, promote the public health, safety and general welfare and minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in flood hazard areas. The project is located throughout the Village of Tuxedo Park, New York.

Contact: Houston Stebbins, Village of Tuxedo Park, Village of Tuxedo Park Village Hall, 80 Lorillard Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-4745.


Ulster County - The Town of Woodstock Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wetlands and Watercourse Protection Standards will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of zoning amendments that would provide for environmental protection of the Town's surface water resources. The amendments would regulate, by the establishment of a permitting process, uses and activities conducted in or near wetlands, watercourses and waterbodies. The proposed action would replace current Chapter 260-34 of the Zoning Law of the Town of Woodstock. The zoning amendments and the negative declaration may be viewed in their entirety at: www.woodstockny.org. The project is located throughout the Town of Woodstock, New York.

Contact: Dara C. Trahan, Town of Woodstock, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498, Phone: (845) 679-2113, ext. 6, E-mail: dtrahan@woodstockny.org.



Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kury Homes Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 10, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. Copies of the DEIS and the 11 lot Plan alternative are available for public review at the Town Hall or the Nyack Public Library. The DEIS and the 11 lot Subdivision and Site Plan alternative can be reviewed online at the applicant's consultant website: www.timmillerassociates.com or at the Town of Clarkstown web site: www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/html/planning.html.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Kury Homes, Inc., to subdivide and develop approximately 10.3 acres of vacant land into single family lots. Per the recommendation of the Planning Board, an alternative plan has been developed and is proposed as an 11 lot cluster subdivision accessed by two roads both ending in cul-de-sacs. The roads would be designed in accordance with Town specifications and offered for dedication to the Town of Clarkstown. The project site is zoned R-22. Pursuant to section 278 of Town Law, in order to avoid steep slope and wetland areas and to provide for increased separation from Mountainview Avenue; the project has been designed as an 11 lot cluster subdivision, with a variable FAR and a minimum lot size of 18,000 square feet after subtracting areas with environmental constraints, as per the requirements of the Town Zoning code, Section 290-21.D. The project is located approximately one-half mile north of Interchange 11 of the New York State Thruway, the easterly property line of the project site is approximately 600 feet west of the Town's boundary with the Village of Upper Nyack in the Town of Clarkstown, New York. A single access to the site will be provided from Mountainview Avenue.

Contact: Shirley Thorman, Town of Clarkstown, Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956.




Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chappaqua Crossing #2. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 6, 2009 or not less than 10 days after the close of the Public Hearing, whichever is later. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations: New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York 10514 and the Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York 10514. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publicly accessible web site:
http://chappaquacrossingreview.mynewcastle.org/.

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 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 mixed use project. The subject property totals approximately 119.7 acres and 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. The subject site is located in the B-RO-20 and the R-1A Zoning Districts.

The Proposed Action's commercial component would retain approximately 520,000 square feet of multi-tenancy office space in existing office buildings (of which approximately 296,000 square feet is occupied by Reader's Digest under a long-term lease). The residential component would consist of the construction of 278 two and three bedroom residential dwelling units, 88% of which are proposed to be senior housing (i.e., restricted in occupancy to at least one primary occupant aged 55 years and older with no resident under the age of 18), and 12% of which are proposed for "workforce" family housing. Twenty percent of the residential units (all of the workforce units and a portion of the senior units) would meet Westchester County "affordable housing" eligibility criteria. 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. The Proposed Action also includes a new clubhouse and other ancillary improvements, including on and off site sidewalk, road, and buffer landscaping improvements. The Proposed Action would require the demolition of two existing commercial buildings (totaling approximately 153,300 square feet), as well as the existing auditorium, maintenance garage, and Bedford Valley House (totaling approximately 23,300 square feet), and several existing parking areas.

Primary access to the subject site is proposed from the existing site entrances at Bedford Road (N.Y. Route 117) north of Roaring Brook Road and off Roaring Brook Road just east of the Saw Mill River Parkway. The existing south entry drive on Roaring Brook Road west of the access drive to Horace Greeley High School would be used only for emergency access. The project is located generally east of the Metro-North Harlem Division railroad line and Saw Mill River Parkway, north of Roaring Brook Road, and west of Bedford Road/NYS Route 117 and Cowdin Lane in the Town of New Castle, New York.

Contact: Jill Simon Shapiro, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, Phone: (914) 238-4772, E-mail: chappaquacrossing@mynewcastle.org.


Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Draft 2009 Comprehensive Plan . A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 9, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Town Hall Board Room, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 23, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations: Town Clerk's Office, Planning Department Office and the John C. Hart Memorial Library. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.yorktownny.org.

The action involves the adoption of a Revised Comprehensive Plan outlining a vision for the Town for the next 20 years. The Plan includes policy recommendations for land use, housing, parks and recreation, town and community services, utilities and infrastructure. Recommendations for improving traffic flow and traffic calming options are also detailed as are opportunities for protecting and enhancing neighborhood community character, scenic, historic and natural resource protection. Examples of policy recommendations include the development of conservation overlay districts to protect natural and scenic resources, improvements to environmental protection ordinances, the update of the Town Recreation Plan, development of goals and techniques for historic preservation, the expansion of senior and youth programs to respond to changing demographics, expansion of library space and services and specific improvements to intersections. The Plan also offers details for improving and enhancing the five business hamlets of Shrub Oak, Mohegan Lake, Jefferson Valley, Crompond (Route 202 corridor) and Yorktown Heights. Consistent with the land use recommendations, the Proposed action also puts forth re-zonings for commercial, office and residential zones. The changes to the commercial zones consists of renaming some of the zones to accurately reflect their uses. There are also changes to the allowed and accessory uses in the commercial zones. Re-zoning of all large lot, contiguous residentially-zoned parcels throughout Town to reduce density is proposed. Also proposed are overlay districts (called design districts) to enhance development and/or redevelopment of areas through carefully designed mini-master plans. The project is located throughout the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: John Tegeder, Town of Yorktown, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-5722, E-mail: jtegeder@yorktownny.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - Dutchess County, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Dutchess County Airport Runway 24 End Obstruction Removal. A copy of the FEIS may be obtained from the contact person listed below or from the following:

Grinnell Library
2642 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Dutchess County Clerk's Office
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Dutchess County Airport
Airport Director's Office
263 New Hackensack Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

The website: www.dutchessny.gov

The action involves the removal of 67 acres of trees that are obstructions to Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace, on Runway 24 end at the Dutchess County Airport. The proposed action was included as part of an initial SEQR FEIS and findings statement were filed on September 23, 1991. The project is located on the Dutchess County Airport property, northeast of New Hackensack Road in the Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Ed Rose, Dutchess County Airport, 263 New Hackensack Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 463-6000.


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