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ENB - Region 9 Notices 4/11/2012

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning of Dann Lake Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the change of existing zoning of the 127± acre Dann Lake Park property from Suburban-Agriculture (SA), Single-Family Residential (R-2 and R-3), Multi-Family Residential - Five (MFR-5), and Neighborhood Business (NB) to Community Facilities (CF) in accordance with the Town's Comprehensive Plan. Development of the park for passive recreation will be in accordance with the previously approved Dann Lake Park Concept Plan. The project is located on the north side of Dann Road, 1,050 ± feet west of Transit Road at 300 Dann Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Amherst with Respect to Dog Day Care Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed Local Law to create a new Section 6-4-12 of the Town Zoning Ordinance to provide regulations regarding dog day care facilities. The project is located throughout the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Relief of Zoning Conditions at 205 Youngs Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 115 unit student housing development on a 10 ± acre parcel of land located on Youngs Road opposite Erie Community College's north campus. The land was rezoned to Multi-Family Residential District Five (MFR-5) by the Town Board on August 19, 1985.

The petitioner requested to remove the following conditions imposed with the rezoning approval:

  • Building height not to exceed 2 stories - proposing 3 stories
  • Each building to have 8-12 units or less - proposing 115 units of student housing in 1 building
  • Units to be substantially all brick - proposing a mixture of brick and siding
  • An offering plan to be filed with the New York State Attorney General's Office - proposing a student housing development and not a condominium development.

The project is located at 205 Youngs Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Proposed Zoning Code Text Amendment: Traditional Neighborhood Business Overlay District (TNB) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to Part 203, Section 5-7 of the Amherst Zoning Code to revise the Traditional Neighborhood Business Overlay (TNB) for initial use in the Eggertsville West area (Kenmore and Bailey Avenue Corridors).

The purpose of the zoning text amendments is to:<

  • Encourage development and redevelopment in mixed-use centers while promoting pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods, encouraging walkability and minimizing traffic congestion, sprawl, infrastructure costs and environmental degradation
  • Promote the reuse of existing buildings
  • Provide alternative space for small businesses
  • Protect existing residential areas from intensive commercial development.

The project is located Kenmore and Bailey Avenue Corridors in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Regulating Open Burning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a new Chapter 36 in the Amherst Town Code to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of Town residents by prohibiting the burning of garbage, rubbish and refuse and regulating open burning and recreational fires. The project is located throughout the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sale of St. Mary of the Angels Boiler House & Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves plans by the Town of Amherst to sell the boiler house and garages of the St. Mary of the Angels complex to a private developer, Acquest Development Company, LLC, owner of the adjacent St. Francis Nursing Home to the north of St. Mary's. The entire St. Mary's complex was designated a local historic landmark in 2000 and listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 2002. The project is located 404 Mill Street in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reclassification of Land from NCD-MOS to NCD-ND will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request to reclassify 3.37± acres of land from New Community District - Major Open Space (NCD-MOS) to New Community District - Neighborhood District (NCD-ND) for the development of 40 apartment units. The petitioner is Kevin Wyse, 60 Smith Road, Amherst, NY 14228. The project is located off Passagrille Drive, on the east side of Sweet Home Road approximately 300 feet south of its intersection with North Ellicott Creek Road at 2215 and 2217 Sweet Home Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Erie County - The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed University at Buffalo Comprehensive Physical Plan. Copies of the Final GEIS will be made available at the Central Library of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries, University at Buffalo's Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library in Capen Hall on the North Campus, Health Science Library in Abbott Hall on the South Campus and on line at: http://www.buffalo.edu/ub2020/building_ub/planning_at_ub/state_environmental_quality_review.html.

The action involves the development of a Comprehensive Physical Plan which will guide the growth and development of the University at Buffalo in support of its plan for academic excellence. The Preliminary Plan concepts would expand and enhance University at Buffalo facilities at its three campuses, providing approximately six and a half (6.5) to seven (7) million additional gross square feet of building space to accommodate the projected addition of 10,000 students, 1,000 faculty, and 2,750 staff by the year 2030. The project is located on the three University at Buffalo Campuses as follows:

North Campus
Flint Road
Amherst, NY 14260

South Campus
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Downtown Campus
Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Contact: Sean Sullivan, SUNY at Buffalo, 552 Capen Hall, Amherst, NY 14269, Phone: (716) 645-2287, E-mail: sps@buffalo.edu.


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