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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/24/2010

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 310 Jersey Street Renovation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by TRM Architects on behalf of Albino Glass Company for the rehabilitation and renovation of a former firehouse and later a contractor office and shop (Hogan Restoration). The building did house the former Engine #2 of the Buffalo Fire Department. The firehouse was originally built in 1875 has had many modifications including new garage doors, windows and entry doors replaced. The new work will include both interior and exterior projects. The rehabilitation will replace the existing windows and doors, two new front entrances, a modification of a garage door opening into a store front, a complete replacement of the roof and the construction of a stair tower in the rear courtyard of the property. Site work will include new sidewalks, driveway, courtyard parking and new landscaping. The interior will receive work in all areas of the first, second and third floor. Four apartment units will be constructed on the second floor with two (2) two (2) story apartments, with their bedroom quarters on the third floor. The new stair tower in the rear courtyard will serve as a second means of egress to a new enclosed stair that will be built within the existing building. A retail space will be constructed in the existing ladder bay space. The garage will remain for use by the owner. The project will be privately funded in the amount of approximately 1,000,000 dollars. This project will also involve the use of tax credits and a formal submittal will be made to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic preservation. The City of Buffalo Preservation Board has reviewed this project. City of Buffalo Zoning Board approval will be required. The project is located at 310 Jersey Street in the City of Buffalo New York.

Contact: Martin Grunzweig, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo New York 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5085.

Amended Negative Declaration

Allegany, Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Transfer of Jurisdiction of Genesee Valley Greenway will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the transfer of jurisdication of the Genesee Valley Greenway, a 90 mile multi-use recreational trail, from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP). Since NYS DEC and NYS OPRHP have agreed that there will be no change in management practices of the Greenway, the proposed transfers could be classified as Type II and exempt from SEQRA as continuing agency administration and management. See, 6 NYCRR 617.5 (c) (20). However, both agencies have agreed to conduct a SEQRA review for the transfer of the trail.

The Greenway passes through the Towns of Belfast, Caneadea, Cuba, Grove, Hume, New Hudson, Hinsdale, Caledonia, York, Leicester, Mount Morris, Groveland, Nunda, Portage, Genesee Falls; in the Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Livingston and Wyoming. For a map of the trail, see http://www.fogvg.org/trail_user/maps/mapside_12-6-09.pdf.

Contact: Heather Carl, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4250, Phone: (518) 408-0941, E-mail: hlcarl@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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