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ENB - Region 3 Notices 12/16/2009

Public Notice

Pursuant to Title 3, Article 49 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives public notice of the following:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 49-0305(9) of the Environmental Conservation Law, of NYS DEC's intent to acquire a Conservation Easement from Emily H. Fisher, over certain lands located in the Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, New York.

For further Information contact:

John P. Keating
NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests
Bureau of Real Property
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-4256
Phone: (518) 402-9442


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Dover Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend Chapter 145 of the Town Code, "Zoning" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposal to amend the definitions of "Camp, Type 1," "Lodging Facility," and "Recreational Business" to clarify these types of uses in light of various proposed projects in the Town which fall, generally, into those categories. The Town Board of the Town of Dover further proposes to add a new definition of "Country Inn/Conference Center" to the Code. In addition, amendments to the supplementary regulations of Camp, Type 1 and new supplementary regulations for Recreational Business and Country Inn/Conference Center are also proposed in order to reduce potential adverse impacts from those uses.

The Town Board recognizes that the topographic landscape and rural character of the Town of Dover attracts outdoor recreational uses and country retreat centers. The purpose of these amendments is to provide use and design flexibility for the development of recreation oriented businesses on appropriate large properties; protect scenic and environmental resources; and promote tourism, recreation, and open space protection all in accordance with provisions of the Town's Master Plan.

The premises affected by this rezoning are those properties and businesses that are located in zoning districts which permit those uses defined in the Zoning Code as "Camp, Type 1", "Lodging Facility", and "Recreational Business", as well as those properties and businesses that are located in the Rural (RU) and Resource Conservation (RC) Zoning Districts.

The project is located throughout the Town of Dover, New York.

Contact: Caroline Reichenberg, Town of Dover, 128 East Duncan Hll Road, Dover Plains, NY 12522, Phone: (845) 832-3188, E-mail: townclerk@townofdover.us.



Westchester County - The Town of Somers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Application of Hallic Place Development, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of three new buildings for commercial and residential use on two lots. The action will include:

  • Preservation of an existing 2,827 square foot building for continued office use.
  • Construction of three new buildings totaling 25,250 square feet, with 2 buildings on Site A consisting of 17,750 square feet of office space and 1 building on Site B consisting of 7,500 square feet of office.
  • Off-street parking spaces totalling 101 to serve both lots.
  • Stormwater detention and water quality treatment will be accomplished by the use of drywells and extended detention basins.
  • Domestic water and sewage flows will be accommodated by proposed wells and sewage treatment plant/subsurface sewage disposal, respectively.
  • Construction of new buildings and site improvements substantially contiguous to the Elephant Hotel and Old Bet Statue, which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Landscaping.

The project is located at Route 202 and Scott Drive in the Town of Somers, New York.

Contact: Sabrina D. Charney Hull, Town of Somers, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589, Phone: (914) 277-5366.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mizerik Steep Slopes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to construct a new two (2) car garage (576 square feet) and associated driveway (300 square feet) off of Edgemont Road, which would remove the existing driveway (940 square feet) and existing garage (245 square feet) off of Ardsley Road. A Slope Clearance Form and Town Engineer Slope Permit Application has been filed as part of this application. The applicant proposes 130 square feet of disturbance on 15-25% slopes (Steep Slopes), 77 square feet of disturbance on 25-35% slopes (Very Steep Slopes), and 345 square feet of disturbance on 35+% slopes (Excessively Steep Slopes). The project is located at 99 Edgemont Road in the Town of Greenburgh, New York.

Contact: Thomas Madden, Town of Greenburgh, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607, Phone: (914) 993-1505, E-mail: tmadden@greenburghny.com.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Orange County - The Village of Florida Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Glenmere Preserve may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted by the contact person listed below until January 27, 2010. A public scoping session will be held on January 27, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Senior Citizens Center, 3 Cohen Circle, Florida, New York. A copy of the Draft Scope is available for review at the Village Clerk's Office, 33 South Main Street, Florida, New York The action involves the proposed construction of a 210 unit senior citizen residential community. The applicant proposes a residential development and associated infrastructure including a private road system and extension of water and sewer service and associated amenities including a clubhouse. The project, as proposed, meets current zoning requirements and requires site plan approval from the Planning Board. Additional approvals from Federal, State and County agencies will also be required. The project is located adjacent to NYS Route 17A and Glenmere Homesites Road in the Village of Florida, New York on three (3) parcels totalling approximately 94.5 acres.

Contact: Robert Scott III, Village of Florida, 33 South Main Street, Florida, NY 10921.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Town of Lloyd Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Highland Square. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 6, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Town of Lloyd Town Hall, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the Town Board until January 16, 2010. The Draft EIS is posted on the Town's website: http://www.townoflloyd.com/ and copies are available at the Town Hall. The action involves a petition by DES Development LLC to the Town Board to change the zoning on property from Design Business to a Planned Unit Development District (PUDD). Upon rezoning, the Applicant will subdivide the property into three separate lots, containing 10.19 acres (Lot A), 11.02 acres (Lot B), and 0.98 acres (Lot C), respectively.

Lot A will be developed as an assisted living community, as well as medical facilities, medical offices and associated parking. The buildings on Lot A will contain approximately 183,000 square feet of floor area, with building coverage of 64,600 square feet. Lot B will be developed as a shopping center with a mix of retail space, restaurants and office space in approximately 105,850 square feet of building space. Lot C will contain a one story bank building with approximately 6,630 square feet of building floor area with associated parking. All three lots will share a signalized access point off of Route 299.

The project is located on the northwest corner of Route 299 and Route 9W in the Town of Lloyd, New York.

Contact: Raymond Costantino, Town of Lloyd, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528, Phone: (845) 691-2144, E-mail: RCostantino@townoflloyd.com.


Westchester County - The City Council of the City of New Rochelle, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed North Avenue Corridor Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 5125 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 22, 2010. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at the City Clerk's Office and the New Rochelle Public Library. The online version of the Draft EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.newrochelleny.com. The action involves a proposed amendment to the zoning map along the North Avenue Corridor and creation of a new North Avenue (NA) zoning district. The Proposed Action considers rezoning the majority of the North Avenue Corridor from the existing Neighborhood Business (NB) zone to the new North Avenue (NA) Zone. Parcels along the southern end of North Avenue would maintain their DB zoning with the exception of three parcels at the southwest corner of Rochelle Place and North Avenue. In addition, several other areas along the corridor and within the Study Area are proposed to be rezoned to a zoning district that is more appropriate for the existing land uses. The project is located in the City of New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Suzanne D'Amato, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2023, E-mail: SDAmato@newrochelleny.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Dutchess County - The Pleasant Valley Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pleasant Valley Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, Zoning Map and Subdivision Regulations. A hard copy of the Final GEIS is available at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, New York. The online version of the Final GEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://pleasantvalley-ny.gov/. The action involves a proposed Comprehensive Plan and amendments to the Zoning Law, Zoning Map and Subdivision Law, which have been proposed to the Town Board by the Town of Pleasant Valley Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Committee in consultation with the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development.

The draft Comprehensive Plan outlines policies and recommendations to guide the Town's future decision making, policies, capital improvements, and community investment. The proposed amendments to the Zoning Law/Map and Subdivision Law reflect, and are based upon the Comprehensive Plan's vision, policies and recommendations. The project is located throughout the Town of Pleasant Valley, New York.

Contact: Frank Susczynski, Town of Pleasant Valley, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, Phone: (845) 635-3598, E-mail: pvs@pleasantvalley-ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final Supplemental EIS

Rockland County - The Haverstraw Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Minisceongo Park. The Final SEIS is available for review at the Haverstraw Town Clerk's office, Kings Daughters Public Library and on line at: http://www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/minipark/FSEIS/. The action involves a proposal by the applicant Davies Farm LLC for the development of a mixed-use residential and commercial project on an approximate 53.3 acre tract of land. The concept for development of the site includes approximately 254,000 square feet of commercial space in the Town of Haverstraw and approximately 200 dwelling units in the Town of Ramapo along with 4 commercial pads with 16,850 square feet of commercial space. Access to the project will be provided via two points along Route 202 including one means of ingress and egress and another means of ingress only. There would also be an emergency access lane provided to Quaker Road. There are a total of 1,591 parking spaces proposed for the entire development, which is broken down as follows: 1,027 parking spaces located within the loop road that will serve commercial buildings A, B and C as identified on the concept plan; 139 parking spaces for commercial buildings D, E and F as identified on the concept plan; and 425 parking spaces for the 200 residential dwelling units. The proposed action will require site plan approval from the Planning Boards of both the Town of Haverstraw and the Town of Ramapo and associated variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals of both towns. The project is located north of US Route 202 and west of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Town Haverstraw and Town Ramapo, New York.

Contact: Michael J. Gurski, Town of Haverstraw, Haverstraw Town Hall, One Rosman Road, Garnerville, NY 10923, Phone: (845) 429-2200.



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