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ENB - Region 9 Notices 3/9/2011

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bethune Hall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Carmina Wood Morris for the restoration and reconstruction of the former Buffalo Meter Company Building (aka Bethune Hall). The first phase of this project will include the exterior restoration, including new windows and storefronts and masonry/concrete restoration. The entire building will be converted to Loft Style Apartments. The project budget is currently set at 8.5 million dollars all of which will be privately financed. The project financing includes offsets through Federal and New York State Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Construction should begin in June of 2011 and take approximately ten months to complete. The proposal includes market rate luxury loft apartments, eighty nine units with 145 bedrooms will be constructed with amenities to include a fitness center, lounge, laundry and tenant storage areas. In addition to the comprehensive restoration of the exterior all new windows and the re-pointing/cleaning of the brick will be installed and completed. The project is located at 2917 Main Street in the City of Buffalo New York.

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

Niagara County - The Village of Barker Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Zoning Code of the Village of Barker Relating to B-1 Business and F-1 General Industrial Districts will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the Village Zoning Code which will eliminate residences as permitted use on the first floor of the Business District and eliminate mobile homes and manufactured homes as permitted use in the Industrial District. The project is located throughout the Village of Barker, New York.

Contact: Daniel E. Seaman, 78 West Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: (716) 433-5907.

Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hidden Pines Subdivision formerly known as 720 Aurora Street Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a 27 ± lot, single family home development on a 14.6 ± acre parcel of land.. The project is located on Branch Way, off of Americo Court in the Town of Lancaster, New York.

Contact: John M. Dudziak, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14066, Phone: (716) 684-3342.

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