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ENB - Region 1 Notices 3/28/2012

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Residences at Oheka Zone Change will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of the land of the Cold Spring Hills Country Club and some of the land of Oheka Castle to the R-OSC Residence-Open Space District. The purpose of the R-OSC zone is to allow development of large open space properties without losing the open space. The application proposes to accomplish this by transferring the development rights from the golf course and open lawn areas to a proposed 18.38 acre parcel in between the golf course clubhouse and the mansion. On this parcel, below the elevation of the mansion, would be built a single building containing a maximum of 190 residential condominium units. The density transfer would result in the permanent preservation of approximately 150 acres from future development. The golf course use will remain in the open space. The project is a Type I Action because Oheka Castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Castle and its catering hall use will not be changed by this application. A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike (NYS 25) and East Gate Drive to handle the increased traffic flow projected for the development. The new residences, the golf course clubhouse, and Oheka Castle will all be connected to the Nassau County sewer system. The project is located at on the west side of East Gate Drive, north of Colonial Drive in West Hills, Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Craig Turner, Town of Huntington, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, E-mail: planning@huntingtonNY.gov

Suffolk County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Shared-Resource Public Safety and Wireless Telecommunications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a shared resource telecommunications facility including the installation of a 100 foot monopole within an 80 foot x 80 foot fenced communications compound. Two equipment pads with communication cabinets will be located within the fenced compound. Space is also reserved within the compound for four future carriers, including New York State. Associated power and telecommunications appurtenances will be located within or just outside the proposed compound. This compound will be screened with landscaping. The facility is necessary to provide the appropriate infrastructure to meet current and future needs of the State and the wireless telecommunications providers that serve the State, other public agencies and emergency service providers and the general public. The project is located on the southeast corner of Sunken Meadow State Park, at the eastern edge of an existing parking area near a waste water treatment facility to the south of the Sunken Meadow State Park office in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Thomas Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Bldg. #1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409, Email: Thomas.Lyons@parks.ny.gov

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