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ENB - Region 4 Notices 5/4/2011

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Town of Bethlehem Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delmar Medical Arts Building Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the redevelopment of +/-2.85 acres for the purpose of constructing a two-story +/-48,000 square foot medical office building at the southeast corner of Delaware Avenue (NYS Route 443) and Elsmere Avenue (NYS Route 335) intersection. The vacant CVS pharmacy building (254/256 Delaware Avenue) and Community Care medical building (250 Delaware Avenue) located on the site will be demolished. The Community Care Physicians medical practice will occupy space within the proposed building. The project is classified as a SEQR Type I action since the property is located substantially contiguous to a publicly owned or operated parkland, recreation area or designated open space in accordance with 6 NYCRR 617.4(b)(10). The proposed Albany County Rail Trail right-of-way located adjacent to the site's southern property line constitutes a publicly owned recreation area. Therefore, applying the 25% threshold, the project involves the physical alteration of more than 2.5 acres (6 NYCRR 617.4(b)(6) (i)), and represents a non-residential facility with more than 25,000 square feet of gross floor area (6 NYCRR 617.4(b)(6) (iv)). The proposed project is consistent with the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Draft Delaware Avenue Hamlet Enhancement Study. The project is located at 250 and 254/256 Delaware Avenue, Bethlehem, New York.

Contact: Robert Leslie, Town of Bethlehem, Department of Economic Development and Planning, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY 12054, Phone: (518) 439-4955 x 1157, E-mail: rleslie@townofbethlehem.org.


Columbia County - The Village of Kinderhook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reconstruction of 950 +/- feet of Hudson Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reconstruction of 950 +/- linear feet of Hudson Street and a one-way connecting street, to include new pavement, sidewalk and granite curbing with the installation of 200 feet of storm water drainage and two catch basins, with a total project cost of approximately $300,000 to be funded by the Village of Kinderhook and $30,000 of CHIPS funding. The Village of Kinderhook found after review of the SERQA documentation that the project consists largely of a maintenance and roadway repair project involving no substantial changes and did not pose potentially significant environmental impacts and issued a Negative Declaration for purposes of SEQRA. The project is located on Hudson Street, Kinderhook, New York.

Contact: Carol Weaver, 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106, Phone: (518) 758-9882, E-mail: kinderhookmayor@gmail.com.



Otsego County - The City of Oneonta, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Oneonta Zoning Code Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The City of Oneonta has recently updated its Comprehensive Plan (2007), which describes the community's desired growth patterns and development through policies relating to economic development, community character, quality-of-life, and governance. The Comprehensive Plan evaluates existing conditions, establishes a future land use plan, and sets forth a series of policies, objectives and actions that support the vision of the community.

In conformance with New York State General City Law, the City seeks to update its zoning code to reflect the vision, goals, and recommendations outlined in the Comprehensive Plan. The zoning code update is intended to address current land use trends, modern standards, and changing land use patterns in the City of Oneonta. The project is located in the City of Oneonta, Oneonta, New York.

A public hearing will be held on May 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 258 Main Street, Oneonta NY 13820.

A copy of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Update is available at City Hall, 258 Main Street, Oneonta NY 13820. The on-line version is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.oneonta.ny.us/government/zoningupdate.asp.

Contact: Richard Miller, Jr., 258 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820, Phone: (607) 432-6450, E-mail: mayor@oneonta.ny.us.



Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bellevue Woman's Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of the administrative building and a portion of the medical care center. An approximately 13,600 square foot new two-story steel framed administrative building will be constructed and partially located where the existing building stands. The proposed project also includes improving the main entrace of the hospital portion of the site, interior renovations to the existing medical care center and the installation of a stormwater management system beneath the existing driveway. The project is located at 2210 Troy-Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, New York.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, Phone: (518) 386-4530.







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