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ENB - Region 3 Notices 05/19/2010

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 143 of the Code of the Town of Red Hook entitled Zoning, Chapter 120 of the Code of the Town of Red Hook entitled Subdivision of Land, and the Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on June 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Hook High School gymnasium, 103 West Market Street, Red Hook, New York. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until June 21, 2010 or 10 days after the close of the Public Hearing, whichever is later. Hard copies of the Draft GEIS are available at: the Red Hook Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, the Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, the Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 and online at: http://redhook.org.

The action involves amendments to the Town of Red Hook Zoning Law, Subdivision Law and Comprehensive Plan to implement the proposed Centers and Greenspaces Plan. The amendments will create two new zoning districts (the Agricultural Business District and the Traditional Neighborhood Development District), and will replace the Town's existing cluster regulations with provisions for conservation subdivisions, designed to more concertedly preserve the natural and scenic qualities of open space. The amendments will also add a new section on open space incentive zoning, in addition to other incidental changes necessitated by these amendments. In order to encourage village-scale density within the Traditional Neighborhood Development District, the law eliminates the density bonus for provision of central water in the R1 and R1.5 Districts. The amendments are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Town residents and to bring the Town's Zoning Law and Subdivision Law into conformance with the Town's Comprehensive Plan, Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities pursuant to Chapter 17-3 of the Town Code, and with recent changes to New York State Town Law. The project is located throughout the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Sue McCann, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4600, E-mail: smccann@redhook.org.

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