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ENB - Region 1 Notices 04/28/2010

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Islip Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Code Amendments - Batch 3 - 2010 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a series of amendments that will serve all Town of Islip citizens and assist in protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.

Specifically, these amendments:

  1. Clarify the responsibilities of the Chief Building Inspector.
  2. Change land use definitions and clarify ambiguous language.
  3. Clarify and streamline responsibilities of Zoning Board of Appeals.
  4. Remove innocuous uses from Special Permit review to streamline permitting.
  5. Limit the intensification of certain uses where doing so is in the interest of protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.
  6. Remove uses from districts that are too intense or inappropriate.
  7. Restrict wireless communication uses in residential districts and clarify aesthetic requirements within Town parks.

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

Contact: Dave Genaway, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751, (631) 224-5450, Fax: (516) 224-5444, E-mail: dgenaway@townofislip-ny.gov.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed addition, alteration and renovation of the Westbury Theatre will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the renovation of Westbury Theatre by Lowe Properties LLC, and lease of 160 parking spaces at Village Municipal Parking Lots located on Madison Street and Belmont Avenue daily between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to Lowe Properties, LLC by the Village of Westbury. The project is located at 250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590.

The conditions are: Finding that restoration and alteration project of mixed use abandoned former Movie Theatre, retail stores and apartments to two 150 seat movie theaters, a 400 seat dinner theater, 4 loft apartments, a retail store and an 80 seat restaurant requires that applicant, Lowe Properties, LLC, lease 160 municipal parking spaces in the Village of Westbury's Madison Street and Belmont Avenue parking lots from the Village of Westbury daily between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Tadeus Blach, Village of Westbury, 235 Lincoln Place, Westbury, NY 11590, Phone: (516) 334-1700, Fax: (516)334-7563, E-mail: villageofwestbury.org.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk and Nassau Counties - The Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact on the proposed Triangle Equities (Kensington Estates). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 21, 2010. A copy of the Draft EIS is posted on the Town of Huntington website in the On-line Library under the Planning and Environment Department: http://town.huntington.ny.us/permit_forms.cfm and will also be available for review at the Town of Huntington, Department of Planning and Environment, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743; Town of Oyster Bay, Department of Environmental Resources, 150 Miller Place, Syosset, NY 11791 and the South Huntington Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, New York 11746. On the Huntington side (Suffolk County), the applicant is requesting a zone change from R-40 Residential to R-RM Retirement Community District on 13.5 acres of land. On the Oyster Bay side (Nassau County), the zoning would be changed from R1-1A One-Family Residence to RMF-10 Multi-Family Residence on 5.1 acres of land and R1-20 on 1.37 acres. The applicant intends to build a senior-aged residential community of 80 units in 15 buildings (66 units in Huntington and 14 units in Oyster Bay). It is also proposed to subdivide the 1.37 acre parcel in Oyster Bay into three (3) single-family lots. The property is located in the West Hills-Melville and Oyster Bay Special Groundwater Protection Areas (SGPAs), and is listed on the Town of Huntington Open Space Index as parcel SW-1. The project also lies within the Town of Oyster Bay's Aquifer Protection Overlay (APO) District. Sanitary wastewater is proposed for conveyance to the Nassau County Sewer Collection District #3 - Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Facility. Road access is proposed from a single gated access point via Jericho Turnpike (NYS 25). The project is located on the southeast corner of Jericho Turnpike (NYS Route 25) and Plainview Road, West Hills/Woodbury, NY.

Contact: Scott Robin or Craig Turner, Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, Town of Huntington Planning and Environment Department, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, Fax: (631) 351-2357, E-mail: PLANNING@town.huntington.ny.us.

Suffolk County - The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact on the proposed adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Jamesport State Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Naugles Barn located at the Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until Friday, June 11, 2010. Copies of the Draft Plan/DEIS are available for review at the Park Office at Wildwood State Park, N. Wading River Rd., Wading River; at the offices of the agency contacts; and at the Riverhead Public Library, 330 Court Street Riverhead, NY 11901. The online version of the Draft Plan/DEIS is available at the following publicly accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx. The action involves adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Jamesport State Park. The draft plan includes designation of the entire park as a Park Preserve, and a portion of the park as a NYS Natural Heritage Area. The plan provides for natural resource protection including strategies to control invasive species, and for additional management of maritime shoreline community, endangered species and unique natural resources. Recreation facility development recommendations include car-top, non-inflatable, hand-powered watercraft (kayaks and canoes) as a recreational use at Long Island Sound; scuba diving; fishing; access to the shore; equestrian use at the park by permit during specific times of the year; and development of a formal trail system with designated uses. Measures to protect and interpret cultural and historic resources include developing interpretive signage and trails, fostering a link between the Hallockville Museum Farm and other local cultural organizations, and developing interpretive panels on park history. Park operations, maintenance and infrastructure improvements include: renaming the park "Hallock State Park Preserve"; constructing a Nature Center / Park Office, maintenance facility, park manager residence, main loop road, entrance and exit to the park. A main parking lot, internal park access road, accessible parking area and an overlook near the shoreline would also be developed. The Draft Plan/DEIS evaluates potential environmental impacts and mitigation, including impacts to: transportation/access, land, recreation/open space, water/coastal resources, biological resources/ecology, cultural resources, scenic/aesthetic resources and public health. The project is located in the Towns of Riverhead and Southold in Suffolk County, New York.

Contact: Ron Foley, NYS OPRHP Long Island Region, Regional Headquarters, 625 Belmont Ave., Babylon NY 11704, Phone: (631) 321-3402, Fax: (631) 422-0638 and Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238 , Phone: (518) 474 0409, Fax (518) 474-7013, Email: Jamesport.Plan@oprhp.state.ny.us.

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