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ENB - Region 3 Notices 4/27/2011

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Wappingers Falls Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Creekside Springs Apartment Building Complex will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of three apartment buildings with a total of 44 dwelling units (23 one bedroom units and 21 two bedroom units), and associated improvements including 68 off-street parking spaces, access drives, site lighting, landscaping, and improvements to Franklindale Avenue. Two buildings will consist of 8 two bedroom units over 8 one bedroom units. The third building will consist of 5 two bedroom units over 5 one bedroom units that will gain access via an upper parking area. This building will also have a lower level that will consist of 2 one bedroom units on each end. The lower level will gain access via a lower parking area. Sanitary sewage disposal and water supply will be provided via connection to the Village of Wappingers Falls municipal systems. A total of 5,800 ± cubic yards of material will be removed from the site. A sidewalk along a portion of Franklindale Avenue is proposed as part of the action. Stormwater from the site will be discharged into the Wappinger Creek. The project is located on Franklindale Avenue in the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: Mary Ann Loncto, Village of Wappingers Falls, 7 Spring Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-5277, E-mail: mbola3@aol.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Village of Walden Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Overlook at Kidd Farm. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village of Walden Village Hall. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until fourteen (14) days after the close of the Public Hearing. The Draft EIS is available for the contact person listed below and on line at: villageofwalden.org click on "Departments", then "Planning Board".

The action involves a clustered 204 unit townhouse development with associated recreational amenities and a four lot commercial subdivision on approximately 37.37 acres of land. Currently there is an existing single family house located on the property, which fronts on Coldenham Road. This house will remain, however, all associated outbuildings will be removed. There is no development proposal for the four lot commercial subdivision.

Each townhouse will have 3 bedrooms, and will range in size from approximately 1,800 to 1,900 square feet. The townhouse units will be organized along the internal roadways in buildings of four or six units. The project will include a 2,500 square foot community clubhouse as well as recreational facilities and amenities. On site recreational facilities will include an outdoor pool, two children's playgrounds and a half basketball court. Amenities will also include a dog run and a gazebo.

The project proposes two main access points, one off of Coldenham Road and a second from NYS Route 208. The internal road network is looped with one cul-de-sac. An emergency only access road will extend from the bulb of the cul-de-sac out to Coldenham Road. The streets will include street lights, curbs, drainage facilities, shade trees, street signs and designated cross walks.

All proposed buildings will be served by Village of Walden water and sewer services. Stormwater runoff will be collected through a network of structures, piping, and swales and conveyed to several onsite stormwater treatment and detention facilities. The stormwater facilities will be designed in accordance with all New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) regulations.

The project is located on Coldenham Road and New York State Route 208 in the Village of Walden, New York. The Town of Montgomery, New York town boundary runs along the south and east property line.

Contact: Stan Plato, Village of Walden, c/o Dean Stickles, Village of Walden, Village Hall, One Municipal Square, Walden, NY 12586, Phone: (845) 778-2177.

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