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ENB - Region 3 Notices 03/17/2010

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Wappingers Falls Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Creekside Springs will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of two 3,000 square foot, two story, 4 unit apartment buildings and two 4,500 square foot, two story, 6 unit apartment buildings (for a total of 20 multifamily dwelling units) with 30 off-street parking spaces, access drives, stormwater facilities, and landscaping. A total of 12,000 ± cubic yards of material will be removed from the site. Sanitary sewage disposal and water supply will be provided via a connection to the Village of Wappingers Falls municipal systems. A sidewalk along a portion of Franklindale Avenue is proposed as part of the action. Stormwater from the site will be discharged into the Wappinger Creek. The project is located on Franklindale Avenue in the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: Mary Ann Loncto, Village of Wappingers Falls, 7 Spring Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-5277, E-mail: mbola3@aol.com.


Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Waverly Avenue Self-Storage Facility may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a 88,400 square foot, four story building containing an approximately 82,000 square foot, 578 unit self-storage facility and a 6,400 square foot cabinet making shop, with 29 on-site parking spaces on a 1.014 acre site. The proposed self-storage/cabinet making facility would be constructed on a site which currently houses several industrial buildings. The proposed building would have a footprint of about 22,100 square feet, and would be located along the southern side of the property. A total of 29 surface parking spaces are proposed, primarily along the Waverly Avenue portion of the site, and two loading areas are proposed. The action would require several variances from the Village Zoning Board of Appeals, site plan approval and a floodplain development permit from the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board, consistency review by the Village of Mamaroneck Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission, review by the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Architectural Review and a curb cut permit from the Village of Mamaroneck Department of Public Works. The project is located 416 Waverly Avenue in the Village of Mamaroneck, New York.

Contact: David S.J. Neufield, Village of Mamaroneck, Neufield & O'Leary, 230 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10169, Phone: (212) 986-0999.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Port Chester Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Port Chester Gateway may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on April 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Justice Courtroom, 350 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. The action involves the proposed redevelopment of the United Hospital site which will require demolition of the existing hospital and related facilities. The project proposes a mixed-use development consisting of approximately 762 residential dwelling units and 254,000 square feet of commercial (retail and office) space. The development will be supported by an interior roadway system and parking structures providing some 2,000 spaces. The project is located at 406 Boston Post Road in the Village of Port Chester, New York.

Contact: John Gelcich, 445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 404, White Plains, NY 10573, Phone: (914) 781-3582, E-mail: jgelcich@saccschiff.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Village of Dobbs Ferry Vision Plan and Amended Zoning Code. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on March 31, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Dobbs Ferry Municipal Building, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until April 12, 2010. The action involves the adoption of a Vision Plan and Zoning Code Amendments by the Village of Dobbs Ferry. The proposed action provides the Village with an overall vision for the next twenty years. The recommendations set forth in the Vision Plan include measures to encourage economic growth and development in the Village in a manner which protects both the natural environment and the quality of life enjoyed by residents and amendments to the Village's Zoning Code. The amendments to the Zoning Code will provide the regulatory changes needed to implement the recommendations set forth in the Vision Plan and include a new Zoning Map. The project is located throughout the Village of Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Contact: Marcus Serrano, Village of Dobbs Ferry, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, Phone: (914) 231-8502.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Ulster County - The Town of Woodstock Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Woodstock Commons. A hard copy of the Final EIS is available at the Town of Woodstock Planning Board and Town Clerk Offices at 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock NY and Woodstock Public Library on Library Lane, Woodstock NY. The online version of the Draft EIS and link to the Final EIS are available at the following publically accessible web site: www.woodstockny.org.

The action involves a proposal by the Rural Ulster Preservation Company, Inc (RUPCO) for an affordable housing community consisting of up to 12 residential structures, a multi-use community center, maintenance building, stormwater control facilities and a road system. A total of 53 dwelling units are planned. Ten owner occupied units on a separate lot, as originally proposed, have been eliminated. The proposed action is on a 28.026 acre parcel containing approximately 12 acres of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) mapped wetlands, which are designated Critical Environmental Areas under local law. NWI wetlands and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated flood plains are also present on site. The project is located north of Bradley Meadows Shopping Center between Playhouse and Elwyn Lanes in the Town of Woodstock, New York.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Final SGEIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Revision of the Town of Yorktown Comprehensive Plan (revision date February 2010) and Related Zoning Amendments. A hard copy of the Final SGEIS is available at Town of Yorktown Town Clerk's Office, Town of Yorktown Planning Department Office, the John C. Hart Memorial Library and online at: www.yorktownny.org. A public hearing on the Final SGEIS will be held on April 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Yorktown Town Hall Board Room, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Written comments on the Final SGEIS will be accepted until April 21, 2010.

The action involves a revision of the Town of Yorktown's Comprehensive Plan outlining a vision for the town for the next 20 years, together with associated changes in the Zoning Map and the text of the Zoning Code. 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 a traffic calming options are also detailed as are opportunities for protecting and enhancing neighborhood community character, and scenic, historic and natural resource protection. Examples of policy recommendations include: (1) the development of conservation overlay districts to protect natural and scenic resources; (2) improvements to environmental protection ordinances; (3) update of the Town Recreation Plan; (4) goals and techniques for historic preservation; (5) expansion of senior and youth programs to respond to changing demographics; (6) expansion of library space and services; and (7) 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 consist 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 a certain large lot and contiguous residentially-zoned parcels in the 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, 1974 Commerce Street,Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-6565, E-mail: jtegeder@yorktownny.org.



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