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ENB - Region 3 Notices 06/16/2010

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bard College Village Dormitory Expansion - Phase IV will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of three (3) dormitory buildings, one 2,500 ± square feet in size and two 6,000 ± square feet in size, with a total of 86 beds, and associated site improvements including new walkways, lighting, utility connections, and landscaping. The project will connect to the Bard College sewer plant and water will be supplied through the Bard College central water system. No new parking is proposed. Access for emergency and maintenance vehicles will be from an existing on-site driveway. The project is located on Annandale Road in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Paula Schoonmaker, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4613, E-mail: planning@redhook.org.


Orange County - The Newburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Code Amendment to Establish the Route 9W Self-Storage Center Overlay District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law by the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh entitled "A Local Law Amending Chapter 185 Entitled "Zoning" of the Code of the Town of Newburgh to Establish a Route 9W Self-Storage Center (SC) Overlay District and Amending the Zoning Map of the Town of Newburgh to Include Business Zoning District Property Along the Route 9W Corridor in the SC Overlay District." The effect of the Local Law is to permit and regulate self-storage center uses in addition to other allowed uses on properties already zoned for Business (B) along a section of the Route 9W corridor in the Town of Newburgh. The boundaries of the SC Overlay District along Route 9W are generally between Oak Street to the north and Highland Avenue to the south and conform to and are contiguous with the eastern and western Business zoning district boundaries along this portion of the corridor. In the SC Overlay District, self storage centers will be permitted subject to site plan review by the Planning Board. Self storage centers will be subject to specified bulk requirements and additional regulations. The project is located on Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh, New York.

Contact: Wayne C. Booth, Town of Newburgh, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: (845) 564-4552, E-mail: townsupervisor@hvc.rr.com.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Orchard Ridge Active Adult Residential Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted July 15, 2010 or for a minimum of ten days after the close of the public hearing, whichever is later. A public scoping session will be held on June 30, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. at the Clarkstown Town Hall. A copy of the Draft Scope is available for viewing at the Town Clerk's office listed below. The Draft Scope is also available for review at the following web site: www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/OrchardRidge.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Orchard Ridge, LLC, for the construction of an Active Adult Residential project consisting of 320 dwellings on 24.8 acres with primary access from NYS Route 303. The project site has recently received a zone change to Active Adult Residential to meet the continuing need for diversity of available housing in the area. The project also includes consideration of development of 1.5 acres of commercial property located immediately south of Meola Road, in support of the Active Adult Community proposed. The project consists of nine tax parcels totaling 24.8 acres all owned by DePaulis Enterprises, and located entirely in the Town of Clarkstown, New York in the Active Adult Residential zoning district. Access to the project is proposed from NYS Route 303 and Hemlock Road, located just south of the intersection of NYS Route 303 and US 9W.

Contact: Jose Simoes, Town of Clarkstown, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956, Phone: (845) 639-2066.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wappinger Gardens 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 June 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, New York. The action involves the rezoning of a 48.67 acre parcel of land and site development plan approval so as to permit the development of "Wappinger Gardens" an adult community consisting of 185 independent living dwellings and 60 special needs assisted living dwellings and auxiliary facilities. The project is located on the easterly side of Route 9D in the Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Barbara Roberti, Town of Wappinger, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-1373.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Extended New York City Watershed Land Acquisition Program. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to continue the watershed Land Acquisition Program (LAP) in the watersheds that constitute the New York City surface water supply system through the year 2022. With the expiration of the existing Public Water Supply Permit (WSP) in January 2012, NYC DEP submitted an application for a new 10 year WSP on January 21, 2010, seeking permit approval prior to January 2012 to continue LAP through the year 2022.

The goal of LAP is to acquire fee simple and conservation easement interests to protect environmentally-sensitive land in the New York City (City) watershed as a part of the City's Watershed Protection Program. LAP is a key component of the City's efforts to continue to provide high quality drinking water without filtration from the Catskill-Delaware (Cat-Del) System, which provides water to over 9 million residents of the City and nearby communities in New York State. Since its creation in the 1990s, LAP has protected, through acquisition, over 108,000 acres of land in the 1 million-acre Cat-Del System and over 2,000 acres of land in the Croton System. The land and easements acquired are to be maintained in perpetuity as open space for watershed protection. Together with lands protected by the State and other entities, these acquisitions have raised the level of permanently protected land in the Cat-Del System from 24 percent in 1997 to 34 percent today. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared to support the application for the new WSP. It is anticipated that the future WSP would continue to authorize land acquisition in the watersheds for water quality protection purposes. The Draft EIS is available for inspection by the public on the DEP website: www.nyc.gov/dep. To request a CD or hard copy of the Draft EIS or a list of repositories, please contact the person listed below.

The project is located in the New York City drinking watershed in the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester, New York.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Rockland County - The Town Board of the Town of Ramapo, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Project Grand Slam. A copy of the Final EIS can obtained from the contact person listed below and online at: www.ramapo.org. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until 3:00 p.m. on June 28, 2010. The action involves the construction of a recreation facility for the Town of Ramapo, on a 61.23 acre Town owned parcel which will serve as the home field for a minor league baseball team and for Town events after the season. The ball field will provide seating for 3,500 fans, 900 parking spaces, accessory uses such as training and workout spaces and will conform to the zoning bulk restrictions of the Laboratory Office (LO) zone. The project is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Fireman's Memorial Drive and Pomona Road, Ramapo, New York.

Contact: Christian G. Sampson, Town of Ramapo, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901, Phone: (845) 357-5100.


Westchester County - The City Council of the City of Mount Vernon, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Atlantic Development Group, LLC. The Final EIS is available from the contact persons listed below and on the public website: www.cmvny.com.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Atlantic Development Group, LLC, for a mixed-use development project. The Project consists of three phases:

  • Phase I consists of a 14 story mixed-use building, including 177 affordable/work force rental units, approximately 17,711 square feet of commercial retail space, 25,152 square feet of community facility space, 3,650 square feet of incubator space for the City's use for business development, and 840 square feet of community space for the City's use.
  • Phase II consists of a 9 story building, including 59 affordable senior housing units.
  • Phase III consists of a 12 story residential buildings, including 140 market rate residential units.

The Project also includes the redevelopment of the City's Municipal Park Garage. The proposed action includes certain text changes to the Mount Vernon Zoning Code pertaining to the PUD-2 District, and the establishment of the PUD-2 District on the Project Area. The project is located in the City of Mount Vernon on the northern portion of the two blocks bounded on the west by Gramatan Avenue, on the north by Oakley Avenue, on the east by Crary Avenue, and on the south by the southern lot lines of those lots comprising the site. The project site also includes the Municipal Garage, which is south of the redevelopment site, and which fronts on North 3rd Avenue and is located on the eastern half of portions of blocks north and south of East Sidney Avenue, which it straddles.

Contact: George Brown, City of Mount Vernon, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Room 104, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Phone: (914) 665-2348 or Jeffrey Williams, City of Mount Vernon, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Room 104, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Phone: (914) 699-7230.


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