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ENB - Region 3 Notices 03/03/2010

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Wappingers Falls Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Franny Reese Memorial Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition and development of land for a public park. The Village proposes to acquire two parcels totaling 0.81 ± acres and to develop a public park on the banks of the Wappinger Lake and Creek in order to provide public access to Wappinger Lake and green space for residents in the most densely populated section of the Village. The park would include a waterfront gazebo with an overlook deck and ADA compliant fishing platform, a canoe/kayak launch and dock space, picnic areas, a terraced amphitheater, an overlook plaza with interpretive kiosk, an information/tourist center, public restrooms, landscaping, streetscape improvements, and a 23 car parking facility intended to support businesses and encourage economic development in the West Main Street business corridor. The action would require the demolition of four structures. The project is located at 2694 and 2696 West Main Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: John Karge, Village of Wappingers Falls, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-8773, E-mail: jmkarge@optonline.net.



Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Warwick, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2010 Amending the Code of the Town of Warwick, Chapter 164 "Zoning" and Chapter 75 "Development Fees" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendments to the 2002 Town of Warwick Zoning Law and one amendment to the Town Development Fees Local Law, designed to implement recommendations of the Town Comprehensive Plan. The amendments modify the density bonus provisions of the Town's cluster regulations to require applicant's to provide community benefits and amenities in exchange for a bonus. They add local stormwater management regulations, Habitat Assessments based upon the "Southern Wallkill Biodiversity Plan" recommendations, revisions to the current Sign and Lighting Regulations, and to encourage more affordable housing in the community, a provision that permits "Two-story Mixed Use Buildings" in the Town's Local Hamlet Business Zoning District. The project is located throughout the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Michael Sweeton, Town of Warwick, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-9908, E-mail: supervi@warwick.net.



Ulster County - The Village of Saugerties Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Partition Street Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed development of a 100 seat restaurant, 30 room hotel and 400 seat catering hall project to be known as The Partition Street Project. The Partition Street Project will be on a 7.72 acre site zoned R-3 (Residential) and PW (Planned Waterfront). The project is located at the intersection of Partition Street and Dock Street in the Village of Saugerties, New York.

Contact: George Lewandowski, Village of Saugerties, 43 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY 12477, Phone: (845) 246-2321.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marom Planning Board Steep Slope Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a single family residence and related site improvements. Access to the site is proposed from a single driveway at the eastern portion of the lot fronting on Healy Avenue. The project involves 3,004 square feet of disturbance on 15-25% slopes (Steep Slopes), 1,557 square feet of disturbance on 25-35% slopes (Very Steep Slopes), and 1,798 square feet of disturbance on 35+% slopes (Excessively Steep Slopes). The project involves 786 cubic yards of excavation and 1,720 cubic yards of fill. The project is located at 11 Elizabeth Street in the Town of Greenburgh, New York.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Warwick, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning Law Amendments for the Proposed Community Business Zoning District. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on March 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, New York. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until April 1, 2010. Copies of the Draft GEIS are available at the Town of Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, New York; the Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990 and online at: http://www.townofwarwick.org/.

The action involves the adoption of Zoning Law amendments to implement several recommendations of the Town's 2008 Comprehensive Plan. The action would replace the Town's Designed Shopping (DS) District, and a portion of the Town's Office and Industrial (OI) Distirct with a new "Community Business" District, designed to avoid a continuation of strip commercial development in the Route 94/Warwick Turnpike corridor, while creating a place in the community where balanced housing needs can be accommoddated. The project is located in the Route 94 area generally between between County Routes 1A and 21 in the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Michael Sweeton, Town of Warwick, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-1124, E-mail: supervi@warwick.net.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Extension of Public Comment Period

Orange County - The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Warwick Views Subdivision. The written comments deadline on the Draft EIS has been extended until March 17, 2010. Copies of the Draft GEIS are available at the Town of Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, New York; the Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990 and online at: http://www.townofwarwick.org/.

The action involves the subdivision of a 249.9 ± acre site into 53 lots for construction and sale of 53 single-family dwellings. One new access point and a new road would be developed for a total of about 6,020 lineal feet of new Town road and 1,033 lineal feet of new private road. Water supply and sewage disposal are proposed to be provided by on-site community systems. Most of the project site currently contains woodland (42% of the site), active farmland (27% of the site), State and Federal Jurisdictional wetlands (18.7% of the site) and idle grasslands (12% of the site). A classified stream bisects the site and passes through the State and Federal wetlands. The subdivision has been proposed as a Cluster Subdivision that would result in permanent protection of 69.4 percent of the site (173.35 ± acres) through a conservation easement pursuant to Article 49 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. The site is surrounded by residential and agricultural uses and is in close proximity to the Hamlet of Edenville. The DEIS discusses six alternatives. The project is located on Bloom Corners Road in the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Connie Sardo, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-1127, E-mail: towplanning@yahoo.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing Rescheduled

Sullivan County - The Town of Mamakating Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seven Peaks at Mountain Road. Due to inclement weather, the previously scheduled public hearing on February 23, 2010 for the Draft EIS and preliminary plat for the Seven Peaks at Mountain Road Project was cancelled. The Town of Mamakating Planning Board has rescheduled the public hearing on the Draft EIS and preliminary plat for March 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Mamakating Town Offices, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 27, 2010. Copies of the Draft EIS is available at the Town of Mamakating Town Offices, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY; Town of Mamakating Public Library, 156-158 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY 12790 and online at: www.sevenpeaksapprovals.com.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Mountain Road Preserve, LLC, to develop a forty-nine lot single family home subdivision known as Seven Peaks at Mountain Road located on a 653.6 acre parcel of land in the Town of Mamakating, as well as a potential future development consisting of additional homes and a resort hotel and amenities. The project can be accessed from Mountain Road and County Route 65 in the Town of Mamakating, New York.

Contact: John Piazza, Town of Mamakating, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY 12790, Phone: (845) 888-3031.


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