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ENB - Region 3 Notices 7/17/2013

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Echo Bay Center Waterfront Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Final EIS will be held on July 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. The Final EIS is available from the New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801; the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801 and on line at: http://newrochelleny.com/index.aspx?NID=317.

The action involves a mixed-use commercial and residential building to be located along the Echo Bay waterfront and East Main Street in New Rochelle. The building contains approximately 25,000 square of commercial retail space located along East Main Street and 285 residential units. The residential units include 55 studio apartments, 130 one bedroom apartments and 100 two-bedroom apartments, for a total residential gross floor area of approximately 330,000 square feet. An additional 23,250 square of residential amenity/leasing space is included on the Main Street level of the building. Of the 285 dwelling units, 29 units (10%) would be designated "Moderate-Income Housing Units" affordable for households with annual incomes not exceeding 80% of the Westchester County median annual income. The Project also includes the cleanup and restoration of the Echo Bay shoreline within the Project Site and the creation of a public waterfront esplanade providing physical public access to the waterfront, a small non-motorized boat launch area and a pedestrian bridge connection to the northern edge of the Westchester County Waste Water Treatment Plant parcel with future connection to Five Islands Park.

The project is comprised of the City Yard parcel, approximately 6.5 acres, and a portion of the Armory parcel, approximately 2.9 acres, located at 224 East Main Street and 260-70 East Main Street, and consists of two tax lots, totaling approximately 9.4 acres in the City of New Rochelle, New York. The Project Site is located on the northeastern side of the City, with the eastern edge adjacent to Echo Bay, which is a sheltered inlet off the Long Island Sound.

Contact: Suzanne Reider, City of New Rochelle, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2023, E-mail: sreider@newrochelleny.com.

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