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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/4/2011

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dunkin Donuts Relocation to Colonial Plaza will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the redevelopment of an existing commercial site with the construction of a new one story 7,485 square foot building. Dunkin Donuts will occupy approximately 3,085 square feet at the east end of the building and will have a drive-thru window. The reminder of the building will be available for up to three retail tenants.

Access to and from the site will be provided via separate entrance and exit driveways situated towards the northern and southern site boundaries. The site will also be accessible via an internal road connecting with the Hyde Park Mall to the west. Northbound traffic will be directed to exit the site through the light at the existing Hyde Park Mall entrance. The project is located 3979 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Town of Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Donna Knapp, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 x 2, E-mail: Planningsec@hydeparkny.us.


Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Culinary Institute Hotel/Conference Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the zoning law by the Town Board and site plan approval by the Town Planning Board for the construction a 138 room hotel with a restaurant, spa and 300-seat conference center on an 11.06 acre portion of a 168.95 acre parcel of land owned by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The project site is located on the west side of Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park, in the St. Andrews District and the Historic Overlay District (Estates District Scenic Area of Statewide Significance) and is located adjacent to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. Access to the hotel will be provided by a new private drive from the intersection of Route 9 and St. Andrew's Road. A proposed future internal connector road, "Road B", will connect the hotel to the southern part of the CIA campus. Portions of the property are encumbered by a conservation easement held by Winnakee Land Trust and a conservation easement held by Scenic Hudson. The action includes adoption of a proposed zoning text amendment to allow "lodging and conference centers" as permitted uses in the St. Andrews District and associated amendments to the bulk requirements and permitted accessory uses. The project is located 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Donna Knapp, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 x 2, E-mail: Planningsec@hydeparkny.us.


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 plus or minus 5,800 cubic yards of material will be removed from the site. A sidewalk along a portion of Franklidale 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, Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: Mary Ann Loncto, 7 Spring Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-5277.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delaware Aqueduct Rondout-West Branch Tunnel Repair Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves designing, constructing, and placing into operation a three-mile bypass tunnel in the vicinity of the Hudson River to address existing leaks in the Rondout West Branch Tunnel (RWBT) portion of the Delaware Aqueduct. In addition, NYC DEP will repair leaks in Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York. The project is located in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties, New York.

The three-mile bypass tunnel will run east from the Town of Newburgh in Orange County, under the Hudson River to the Town of Wappinger in Dutchess County, on the east side of the Hudson. During the connection of the bypass tunnel, known leaks in Wawarsing would be repaired from within the tunnel and a full inspection of the RWBT would be conducted. A shutdown of the Delaware Aqueduct would also require NYC DEP to implement a number of additional projects to supplement its water supply sources, and to ready the water supply system for the effects of the shutdown period.

Construction of the bypass tunnel and shaft sites would begin with construction of the bypass shafts, which would start in 2013 and be complete in 2016. Construction of the bypass tunnel would begin in 2015 and be complete in 2019. When the new bypass tunnel is complete and the additional projects to support the connection phase are in place, the existing tunnel would be taken out of service and excavation would begin to connect the new bypass tunnel to the existing tunnel and repairs in Wawarsing would commence. It is anticipated that 6 to 15 months would be needed to complete the bypass connection and to undertake the inspection and repair of the RWBT.

NYC DEP will hold public meetings for public comment on the Draft Scope of Work on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Town of Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, and Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Town of Newburgh Town Hall, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550. The public comment period will remain open until June 20, 2011 and a Final Scope of Work, incorporating changes based on relevant comments received, will be issued by July 2011.

Contact: Jennifer Farmwald, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3287, E-mail: jfarmwald@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hudson River Valley Resort. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and reconvening at 7:00 p.m. at the Ulster County Community College, John Quimby Theater, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, New York 12484. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 5, 2011. The applicant, Hudson River Valley Resorts, LLC (HRVR), proposes to develop a resort community to be located on land totaling approximately 779 acres. The property is the location of the former Williams Lake Hotel resort. All structures associated with the former resort are proposed for demolition; historic structures associated with the Rosendale Cement industry will be preserved.. The development plan proposes construction of 71 single family residences, 89 townhouses, a 130 unit lodging facility, a 17,000 square foot spa facility, a 4,000 square foot wellness center, a 4,100 square foot fitness center, and an extensive trail network. Additional structures include a bistro, historic interpretive center, teahouse, yoga studio, amphitheater, and ice rink. A new wastewater treatment plant and water supply system will be constructed to serve the site. The excavation of an approximately 1 acre area lagoon adjacent to the existing resort is proposed, to be separated from the lake by a weir. The development will affect approximately 70 acres, approximately 32 acres of which is previously disturbed, contained within the approximately 368 acres located in the southern portion of the site outside the existing 411 acre conservation easement. The project is located at Williams Lake Road and Binnewater Road, Town of Rosendale, New York.

Copies of the Draft EIS are available at the following locations: NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561; Town of Rosendale Town Hall, 424 Main Street, Rosendale NY 12472; Rosendale Library, 264 Main Street, Rosendale NY 12472. The online version of the Draft EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.hrvresorts.info/public.html.

Contact: Rebecca Crist, NYS DEC - Region 3, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3014, E-mail: r3dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS and Addendum

Sullivan County - The Town of Forestburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Addendum on the proposed Lost Lake Resort Planned Development District (PDD). The action involves the Lost Lake Resort which is a proposed master planned golf course resort and residential community consisting of 2,557 single family residential lots, a cluster of 30 single family cottages, and 40 multi-family townhouse style condominium dwellings, for a total of 2,627 residences, recreational amenities, and associated infrastructure including a private road system, an onsite water supply system, and an onsite wastewater treatment plant. Amenities proposed include an 18 hole championship golf course, a lodge and restaurant, a spa and a variety of recreational uses including open space, parklands, and walking trails, most of which will be open to the general public. The applicant proposes to preserve at least 1,040 acres of land, defined as open space in the PDD regulation, to conserve natural areas and native wildlife habitats. The application seeks to re-designate the zoning district for the project site from RR-1 to PDD. Approvals from various Federal, State and regional agencies will also be required. The project site consists of ten tax parcels totaling 2,079.51 acres all owned by Double Diamond, Inc., and located entirely in the Town of Forestburgh, New York, in the RR-1 zoning district. St. Joseph's Road (County Route 108) transverses the project site in a west-east orientation and Cold Spring Road (County Route 102) passes the northeast corner of the site. A copy of the FEIS Addendum is available for viewing at the Town Clerk's office listed below. The FEIS Addendum is also available for review at the following web site: www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/lostlake.

Contact Person: Joanne K. Nagoda, Forestburgh Town Hall, P.O. Box 114 - 332 King Road, Forestburgh, NY 12777, Phone: (845) 794-0611 x12.


Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Westchester County - The Town of Harrison Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemenal Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Parcel B Office Building. The action involves the completion of the second phase of a previously approved development by constructing an office building consisting of 76,384 square feet of zoning floor area on property known as Parcel B.

The first phase of the development was approved by the Town Board in 1984, in accordance with two Stipulations of Settlement, dated May 18, 1984 and October 11, 1984, respectively. Those stipulations, which were "So Ordered" by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County, allow for the development of up to 355,000 square feet of zoning floor area on Parcel B in two separate phases. The first phase was completed in the mid 1980s and consists of an office building of 265,682 square feet of zoning floor area (Building A). The project is located 100 Manhattanville Road, Town of Harrison, New York.

A public hearing will be held on May 24, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at Town/Village of Harrison Municipal Hall, 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, NY 10528.

A copy of the Final SEIS is available for viewing at the Planning Department at the address listed below. It is also available for review at the following web site: http://www.johnmeyerconsulting.com/parcelb/

Contact:
Patrick Cleary, 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, NY 10528, Phone: (914) 670-3076, E-mail: pcleary@harrison-ny.gov.




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