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ENB - Region 1 Notices 5/23/2012

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The Town Board of Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Maritime Planned Development District (MPDD) Canoe Place Inn and Canal Property may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on June 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Town of Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton NY 11968. The action involves the redevelopment of the Canoe Place Inn (CPI) site, as well as the neighboring Canal Property, which consists of four parcels located directly east of the Shinnecock Canal and north of Montauk Highway, and an Eastern Parcel, which consists of a single parcel located east of North Shore Road (County Route 39), and north of Montauk Highway. The project seeks to rezone the CPI and Canal properties from their Resort Waterfront Business (RWB) designations, to MPDD and the Eastern Parcel from Motel Business (MTL) to MPDD. The proposed redevelopment of the CPI site includes retaining all existing buildings so that public access may be provided and renovating the CPI building for use as an inn with 20 units, a catering facility with a 300 person maximum room occupancy, a 210 seat restaurant with a 24 seat bar area, and the renovation of the five existing cottages on the property for extended-stay guest units. The Canal Property is proposed to be redeveloped with 40 high-quality townhouses with a clubhouse/amenity building, pool and a private marina; the Eastern Parcel will contain a community sewage treatment system to handle the proposed townhouse development. The project is bounded by the Shinnecock Canal, Montauk Highway, North Shore Road and Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Freda Eisenberg, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton NY 11968, Phone: (631) 702-1801.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft SGEIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Hempstead Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amendments to the Village Zoning Code and Village Zoning Map. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 11, 2012. The Draft SGEIS is available from the Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead NY, the Village of Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead NY and on line at: http://www.villageofhempstead.org/.

The action involves the proposed adoption of amendments to the Village Zoning Code and Village Zoning Map to create a Downtown Overlay Zoning intended to implement the redevelopment sought in the Village's Downtown Vision and Comprehensive Development Comprehensive Plan Update, which the Village of Hempstead Board of Trustees adopted in 2009. The proposed zoning would take the form of "opt-in" overlay districts which would only apply to properties whose owners choose to be subject to the overlay district provisions.

The area subject to the Proposed Action will provide four districts of varying uses and densities depending on the walking distance to the Hempstead train and bus stations. In order to achieve compact transit oriented development with a greater mix of uses, height, and density near the Transit Center, the Proposed Action will establish form-based redevelopment parameters and provide incentives for landowners. However, these provisions will be optional and landowners can choose either to opt into the overlay zone textual provisions or to remain subject to the existing zoning.

The project is located in the Central Business District of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, New York, bounded by Main Street to the north, Harriman Avenue to the south, Margaret Court to the west and Main Street to the east.

Contact: Wayne J. Hall, Sr., Incorporated Village of Hempstead, 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 489-3400.

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