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ENB - Region 9 Notices 10/21/2009

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The Caneadea Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Caneadea Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a resolution by the Town Board adopting the Town's first Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Candeadea, New York.

Contact: Douglas Crandall, 8831 Dam Road, Caneadea, NY 14717, Phone: (585) 437-2079, E-mail: dougcrandall@hughes.net.

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Curtiss Building - Renovation and Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Baja Beach Club, Inc. together with Buffalo Development Corporation for the renovation and a building addition of an existing building which was constructed in 1912-1913 and is currently on the National Register of Historic Places after being placed on the State Register in early 2009. The project will create a fifty seven (57) room "high end" boutique hotel at the corner of Franklin Street and Huron Streets in the Curtiss Building. The demolition of the former Continental Night Club located next to the proposed project is also included as part of this project and has been reviewed and supported by the City of Buffalo Preservation Board. As per their Secretary, the Preservation Board was also informed of the work proposed for the Curtiss Building and is in support of the overall project. The scope of the project consists of renovating the ground floor of the existing building into a restaurant, lounge, salon and hotel lobby. The plan includes a spa and fitness center in the sub-grade levels and banquet facilities and meeting room on the second floor. There is also a proposed seventh floor addition recessed off the terracotta façade that will house several larger suites. An addition to the main building will serve as a main entrance/drop off and kitchen to serve the restaurant and banquet facility. Other improvements will be made to the building and surronding entrance area. The project is located at 204-210, 212-216 Franklin Street in the City of Buffalo New York.

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

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