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ENB - Region 9 Notices 10/07/2009

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Ellicottville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to Text and Map of Town's 2006 Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to the Town of Ellicottville 2006 Comprehensive Plan to address mobile and manufactured home parks, junk yards, and density of townhouse and other attached single family home development, and to change the minimum lot size in the Agriculture-Residential, AR, land use district from three acres to two acres. The Comprehensive Plan map is also amended to change one small area from Industrial to HD, high density district; to include a newly constructed New York State wetland area in the Conservation District; and to change an area, adjacent to the new wetland from a commercial land use district designation to a LD, Low Density, land use district designation. The project is located throughout the Town of Ellicottville, New York.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town of Ellicottville, Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, Phone: (716) 699-2240, E-mail: cahorowitz@hotmail.com.



Cattaraugus County - The Town of Ellicottville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Revised Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of revised Zoning Law for the Town of Ellicottville. Provisions include minimum lot sizes, regulations for height, signage, adult uses, wind energy conversion systems (WECS), telecommunications facilities, accessory apartments, home occupations, and hillside and ridgeline development, among other features. The Zoning Map is also amended to be consistent with the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Ellicottville, New York.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town of Ellicottville, Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, Phone: (716) 699-2240, E-mail: cahorowitz@hotmail.com.



Erie County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buffalo-Hamburg, SH 2, Athol Springs-Orchard Park, PT.2, SH 1586, US Route 62 (South Park Avenue) @ Reference Route 951 (Big Tree Road) - Project ID No. 5308.20 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reconstruction of the intersection of US Route 62, South Park Avenue and Big Tree Road with a modern roundabout. Also included will be new drainage, curbing and sidewalks. During construction, traffic will be maintained on-site using staged construction and lane shifts. No nighttime work will be allowed. This alternative has been selected because it best meets the project objective to corrrect a safety deficient intersection, with no significant impact to the environment. The project is located at the intersection of US Route 62, South Park Avenue and Big Tree Road in the Town of Hamburg, New York.

Contact: Kenneth J. Kuminski, NYS DOT - Region 5, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 847-3563.


Wyoming County - The Town of Orangeville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2009 Amendments to the Town of Orangeville Zoning Law and the Official Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed adoption of The Town of Orangeville Zoning Law, with Zoning Map, that replaces the 1964 Zoning Ordinance. The new Zoning Law incorporates new zoning districts, additional design standards, and places regulations on specific uses to comply with the Town of Orangeville Comprehensive Plan and to minimize potential impacts caused by development. Zoning districts include Low Density District (LDD), Medium Density District (MDD), Manufactured Home Park District (MH), Commercial District (C), Industrial Use District (I), Planned Business Center District (PB), and Cluster Residential District (CR). Other regulations in the new Zoning Law include: Definitions, Administration and Enforcement, Board of Appeals and Planning Board, Non-conforming uses, Off-street Parking, Signs, Swimming Pools, Ponds, Animal Waste Management Systems, Motor Vehicle Service Stations and Public Garages, Home Occupations, Wind Energy Devices, Special Use Permits, and Penalties. The project is located thorugh the entire Town of Orangeville, New York.

Contact: David D. DiMatteo, Town of Orangeville, 87 North Main Street, P.O. Box 190, Warsaw, NY 14569-0190, Phone: (585) 786-2110.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Canal Side Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 20, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Main Auditorium), 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 2, 2009. The action, which will comprise $300 million in public/private investment, consists of the development of 1,075,000 square feet of commercial (retail, lodging, office), cultural and residential space. The Project Area would be designed to emphasize downtown Buffalo's connection to the Lake Erie waterfront through the construction of a network of interpretive elements evoking the charater and vibrancy of historic canals that once crossed the area including segments of the Erie Canal, the Commerical Slip and the Prime Slip. Anchored by a Bass Pro Outdoor World store, the proposed project would provide various year-round offerings and experiences including restaurant, entertainment venues, retail outlets, cultural attractions, public spaces and increased access to the Buffalo River.

Parking in the Project Area would be consolidated within several parking garages, with a few small surface lots and a limited number of on-street parking options also available. In total, approximately 2,613 parking spaces would be provided within the Project Area. The project is located at the foot of Main Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Paul Tronolone, Empire State Development Corporation, 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 846-8200.




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