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ENB - Region 3 Notices 04/07/2010

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Union Vale Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment of Town Code Chapter 210, Zoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the text amendments addressing: (1) purpose of Town Center (TC) District, (2) uses authorized in TC, RA5 and RD10 Districts, (3) modifications in Area and Bulk Regulations, Supplementary Regulations and Special Permit Standards, (4) modifications in submission requirements and Planning Board review procedures, and (5) provision for imposition of civil penalties for violations. The project is located throughout the Town of Union Vale, New York.

Contact: Lisette Hitsman, Town of Union Vale, 249 Duncan Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, Phone: (845) 724-5600, E-mail: supervisor@unionvaleny.us.


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 (2) 3,000 square foot, two-story, 4 unit apartment buildings and two (2) 4,500 square foot, two-story, 6 unit apartment buildings (for a total of 20 multifamily dwelling units). The project will include 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 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.


Orange County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 17 Highway Safety Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves upgrading Route 17 to meet interstate standards for the future conversion to I-86 and alleviate traffic operational problems on Route 32 at Exit 131. The project modifies Exit 131 and reconstructs Route 32 in order to improve traffic operation. The project is located at the eastern limit of the proposed I-86 Corridor in New York, ending at the New York State Thruway. This section of roadway is located in the Towns of Monroe and Woodbury, New York. The project length is 4.5 km (2.8 miles) on Route 17 and 1.5 km (0.9 miles) on Route 32.

Contact: Scott Geiger, NYS DOT - Region 8, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 431-5742.


Westchester County - The Greenburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed White Hickory - 600 White Plains Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. On June 22, 1983, the Town Board granted site plan approval (Large Scale Development Plan Approval) for the development of two office buildings containing a total of 334,000 square feet. The site plan approval has been amended six times since June 1983, the most recent amendment granting approvals to permit development of the Sheraton Hotel and a single office building containing approximately 224,000 square feet.

The applicant, White Hickory, proposes amendments to Section 285-25A(4) of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Greenburgh making "fully enclosed stores for the retail sale of consumer merchandise, banks and fully enclosed restaurant use" a special permit use subject to the jurisdiction of the Town Board in the OB Office Building District of the Town.

If the Petition is granted and the requested amendments are adopted by the Town Board, White Hickory intends to construct an approximately 67,500 square foot supermarket, approximately 50,000 square feet of office space, approximately 22,500 square feet of general retail uses, and approximately 8,600 square feet of other free-standing commercial space, which would most likely be used as a bank and/or restaurant space, on the property. The project would require a wetlands/watercourse permit from the Planning Board (Local Type I Action). The project is located at 600 White Plains 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.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hackley School Amended Site Plan and Related Actions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of four (4) new athletic fields including one (1) softball field, one (1) baseball field and two (2) multi-purpose fields, together with associated walking trails, a support building (4,320 square foot changing room/comfort station/storage facility), 169 parking spaces (eighty-six (86) grass-crete spaces and eighty-three (83) non grass-crete spaces) and associated infrastructure on a 17.52 acre portion of the 285 acre property. The applicant is proposing 72,245 square feet of disturbance on 15-25% slopes (Steep Slopes), 14,569 square feet of disturbance on 25-35% slopes (Very Steep Slopes), and 4,313 square foot of disturbance on 35+% slopes (Excessively Steep Slopes). The applicant is proposing soft-surface trails and elevated walkways into areas of wetland and wetland buffers on the property. The project is located at 293 Benedict Avenue 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.


Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohawk Day Camp Amended Site Plan and Related Actions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for a ten (10) year master plan of twenty-six (26) individual improvements at the existing school and camp facilities on the subject property. Several of the proposed improvements occur within an onsite watercourse buffer. The applicant proposes a total of 12,085 square feet of ground disturbance in the approximately 696,640 square feet of adjacent wetland/watercourse buffer area. The project requires a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals for the existing privately operated nursery school and private camp uses in accordance with Sections 285-10(2)(e) and 285-10(2)(i). The project also requires a tree permit from the Town Board. The project is located at 200 Old Tarrytown 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.


Westchester County - The Town of Bedford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Consolidated Water District Water Filtration Plant and Water Main will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 14,000 square foot water filtration plant building and the construction of a 12 inch ductile iron water transmission line from the filtration building to the existing distribution system in Katonah. Existing wells serving the water district have become contaminated and to avoid a possible future water shortage, the facility will draw water from the Delaware Aqueduct at Shaft #13 in Katonah. The maximum design flow from the plant will be 2.0 million gallons per day. The project is located on the southerly side of NYS Route 35, east of the I-684 interchange on lands owned by the City of New York Department of Environmental Protection, in the Town of Bedford, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey Osterman, Town of Bedford, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, Phone: (914) 666-4434, E-mail: josterman@bedfordny.info.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Bedford Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Expansion of the Bedford Community Church. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Court Room of the Bedford Town House, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, New York. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at the Town of Bedford Town Clerk's Office, Bedford Town House, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, New York and online at: http://.www.bedfordny-planning.info/.

The action involves the development of new religious building/church including a 720 seat sanctuary, a 250 seat fellowship hall, 13 classrooms, 240 off-street parking spaces and associated site infrastructure. The project is located at the northeasterly corner of Bedford Center and Buxton Road in the Town of Bedford, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey Osterman, Town of Bedford, 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507, Phone: (914)666-4434, E-mail: josterman@bedfordny.info.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing (Rescheduled)

Westchester County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Dobss Ferry, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Village of Dobbs Ferry Vision Plan and Amended Zoning Code. A public hearing on the Draft EIS has been rescheduled due to the death of a trustee to April 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Dobbs Ferry Municipal Building. The public comment period has been adjusted accordingly to reflect this change and comments will be accepted through April 29, 2010. The 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 that 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, Dobs Ferry, NY 10522, Phone: (914) 231-8502, E-mail: mserrano@dobbsferry.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The City Council of the City of New Rochelle, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed North Avenue Corridor Rezoning. The Final EIS can be viewed on the City website at: www.newrochelleny.com (under Environmental Impact Statements on the Development page). The action involves the amendment of 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 North Avenue Corridor of the City of New Rochelle, New York.

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







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