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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/14/2012

Positive Declaration

Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Orchard Ridge Active Adult Residential Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Orchard Ridge, LLC, for the construction of an Active Adult Residential project consisting of 320 dwellings on 24.8 acres within the Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County NY, with primary access from NYS Route 303. The project site has recently received a zone change to Active Adult Residential to meet the continuing need for diversity of available housing in the area. The project also includes consideration of development of 1.5 acres of commercial property located immediately south of Meola Road, in support of the Active Adult Community proposed. The project is located entirely in the Town of Clarkstown, New York in the Active Adult Residential zoning district. Access to the project is proposed from NYS Route 303 and Hemlock Road, located just south of the intersection of NYS Route 303 and US 9W.

A copy of the Draft Scope is available for viewing at the Town Clerk's office listed below. The Draft Scope is also available for review at the following web site: www.timmillerassociates.com/publicreview/OrchardRidge.

Contact: Jose Simoes, Town of Clarkstown Planning Department, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956, Phone: (845)639-2066.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Town of New Paltz Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Park Point New Paltz Housing project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of New Paltz Town Hall, One Veterans' Drive, Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY 12561. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until ten business days following the close of the hearing or for 30 days from the date of the mailing of the Notice of Completion whichever date may be later. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available for review at the Town Building Department office in Town Hall during normal business hours, and at the Elting Library, Main Street, New Paltz and the Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz. The online version is available at the following publicly available web site: http://tinyurl.com/9c96lpj.

The action involves a proposed development will be developed on a 50 acres tract of land south of the Village of New Paltz boundary and on the west side of Route 32 South, a State highway. the project will consists of 180 residential units that will provide 696 bedrooms, intended for students, and 30 two bedroom residential units, intended for faculty housing, which will be provided in 13 buildings; a clubhouse; maintenance areas within buildings; parking areas; storm water management facilities; recreation areas; private roads; and water and sewer utilities; to be located on a 42 acre site within the tract of land, with a primary and secondary access drives onto Route 32, and a driveway connecting directly to the SUNY New Paltz campus. A sewage treatment plant will be located on an 8 acre site that will be included within the tract by a proposed lot line revision between the Goshawk and JAM of New Paltz properties. The applicant proposes to install a well field and water treatment and storage facilities to serve the project on lands of JAM of New Paltz, located on the east side of Route 32. Portions of that parcel will be subject to wellhead protection easements and offers to dedicate the facilities and related infrastructure for municipal water supply purposes.

As proposed, the project will result in construction of plus or minus 8.3 acres of impervious surfaces and the disturbance of plus or minus 36 acres of land within an Ulster County Agricultural District. The site also includes plus or minus 10.3 acres of federal wetland area and 3 acres of land currently in agricultural use (pear orchard), an abandoned apple orchard, brushland and woods.

In addition to approval of the site plan and a subdivision lot line change by the Planning Board, the project requires three variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Board action on water and sewer districts, and other permits from federal, state and local agencies for parts of the proposed action. As required by the approved scope, the Draft EIS considers various alternatives to the proposed action.

The project is located on a 50 acre tract of land on the west side of Route 32 South, immediately south of the SUNY New Paltz campus and the Village of New Paltz line in the Residential-Variable (R-V) and Residential (R-1) Zoning Districts of the Town new New Paltz, New York.

Contact: Michael Calimano, Town of New Paltz Planning Board, Town Hall, Route 32, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845)255-0102.


Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Planing Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Costco Wholesale Club & Fueling Station. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 30, 2012. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at Yorktown Town Clerk, 363 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights, NY; Hart Library, 1130 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY; Yorktown Planning, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY. The online version is available at the following publicly available web site: http:/www.yorktownny.org .

The proposed action involves the construction of a 151.092 square foot Costco Wholesale Club retail store and club member available filling station. The property is an 18.75-acre parcel consisting of four tax lots in the Town of Yorktown, New York. Currently, all parcels of the project site are zoned C-3 (Commercial Limited). The Proposed Action will include development of a Costco Wholesale store, tire center and fueling facility. The development will require demolition and removal of all existing structures including buildings, pavements and utility infrastructure as well as clearing portions of the wooded areas. Land cover will be altered as a result of the development. Any hazardous materials found on site must be remediated to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) standards. The project is located at 3200, 3220, 3216 Crompond Road and 3220 Old Crompond Road in the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: John Tegeder, Town of Yorktown, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914)962-6565, E-mail: planning@yorktownny.org


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hilltop Village at Wappinger Active Adult Community. A copy of the Final EIS may be reviewed at: Town of Wappinger, Planning Board Office, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590; Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590; and on-line at the Town of Wappinger website at: http://www.townofwappinger.us.

The action involves the rezoning of approximately 145 acres of an existing 149.35 acre parcel of land so as to permit a project known as Hilltop Village at Wappinger which would contain 228 age-restricted dwelling units for persons 55-years and older, consisting of 171 detached units and 57 attached units. Potential environmental impacts that were evaluated in the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements include but are not limited to the following: geology and soils; topography and steep slopes; vegetation and wildlife; wetlands; surface water resources; community services and facilities; land use, zoning and community character; socioeconomic issues; cultural resources, stormwater management; vehicular and pedestrian circulation; air quality and noise; and infrastructure and energy; utility and services.

The project is located on the westerly side of All Angels Hill Road, Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Sue Rose, Town of Wappinger, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590; Phone: (845) 297-6256


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