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ENB - Region 8 Notices 06/30/2010

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renaissance Square Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the RGRTA to develop a stand-alone transit center to address a longstanding need for a climate-controlled facility in downtown Rochester where Regional Transit Service (RTS) customers can safely and comfortably wait for a bus or transfer from one bus to another. The facility would include amenities such as restrooms, real time bus arrival information, and ticketing. By building the transit center, buses would wait for passengers along the enclosed platform, which would remove bus traffic from Main Street.

The Proposed Design Modification would reconfigure the transit center that was included in the Renaissance Square project, including changes in access to, from, and within the transit center, and would relocate street access to the transit center for pedestrians. The Proposed Design Modification eliminates the community college, performing arts center, transit concourse, retail, second level pedestrian bridge over Mortimer Street, and common area components that were part of the previously-approved design, and therefore, the project would no longer occupy land located between Mortimer and Main Streets. The project is located on Mortimer Street, between St. Paul Street and North Clinton Avenue in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Harold Carter, RGRTA, 1372 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609, Phone: (585) 654-0621.


Monroe County - The County of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greece Canal Park Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the Greece Canal Park which will include:

• Two (2) trailhead parking areas on Manitou Road.
• A seasonal access road from Manitou Road to the existing park road.
• Paved, handicapped accessible, canal access.
• Two (2) recreation fields with associated 45 car parking and two (2) picnic pavillions.
• Disc golf course.
• Short-term tent camping.
• Beginner off-road cycling trails.
• A 2,300 square foot lodge and a 62 car parking lot.
• Labor center improvements.
• Utilities and landscaping.

The project is located at the Greece Canal Park in the Town of Greece, New York.

Contact: David Rinaldo, Monroe County, 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, Phone: (585) 753-7278.


Orleans County - The Village of Holley Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Holley Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Holley. The Plan provides guidance to the community for policies and specific actions over the next 10-15 years in order to achieve their desired vision and objectives. The Plan contains four primary focus areas: Economic Development, Housing & Historic Preservation, Tourism & Recreation, and Infrastructure. There are also extensive recommendations related to land use patterns and the design of future development. The project is located throughout the Village of Holley, New York.

Contact: Brian Sorochty, Village of Holley, 72 Public Square, Holley, NY 14470, Phone: (585) 638-6367, E-mail: clerk@villageofholley.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Manager of Zoning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Avenue Wegmans. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rochester City Council Chambers, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2010. Copies of the Draft EIS are available for review at the following locations:

City Hall, Room 125B
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614

Rochester Public Library, Winton Road Branch
611 Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Rundel Public Library
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Neighborhood Service Center
846 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

A link to the Draft EIS can be found at: http://cityofrochester.gov/projects

The action involves the demolition of 1776-1812 East Avenue for the construction of a new 108,500 square foot grocery store with underground parking, followed by the demolition of the existing store (1760 East Avenue) and construction of surface parking. The project is located at 1776-1812 East Avenue in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Dorraine Kirkmire, City of Rochester, City Hall, Room 125B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-6698, E-mail: kirkmired@cityofrochester.gov.




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