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ENB - Region 4 Notices 2/18/2015

Notice of Acceptance of Final SGEIS

Albany County - The University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed University at Albany, SUNY, Capital Project Plan. The Final SGEIS is available from the University at Albany, SUNY Facilities Management Office; the Main Library on the Uptown Campus; the Guilderland Public Library; the Hawley Library on the Downtown Campus and on line at: http://www.albany.edu/facilities/dgeis/.

As part of the continuing evolution of University at Albany, SUNY's Uptown Campus, a Capital Project Plan had been developed in 2010 that involved a holistic perspective and encompasses the foreseeable capital needs of the Uptown campus over a five year planning horizon. The following list provides a summary of the projects that constitute this Capital Project Plan.

  1. Student Housing Project: Construction of new student housing facilities with approximately 500 apartment-style beds.
  2. Campus Center Master Plan: Construction of a student activity and surge space of approximately 50,000 square foot under roof.
  3. Construct New Business School Building: Construction of a new 90,000 square foot academic facility.
  4. Relocate Data Center: Relocate campus Data Center to another site on campus.
  5. Implement Various Athletics Improvements: Phase series of improvements to athletics facilities.
  6. Purple Path Continuation: Construction of the Purple Path to encircle and incorporate pedestrian and bicycle paths around the perimeter of the Uptown Campus.
  7. Northern Landscape Improvement Project: Perform activities consistent with Landscape Master Plan.
  8. State Quad Parking Lot Expansion: Add approximately 250 spaces to west side of State Quad parking lot.
  9. Multi-Discipline Science Surge Building: Construction of and academic building of approximately 150,000 square foot to facilitate Podium renovations.
  10. Service Building Renovation: Add approximately 24,325 square foot addition for vehicle operations, small engine and metal shops.
  11. Entry Improvements: Improve entrance aesthetics and safety at Washington and Western Avenues.
  12. Bus Rapid Transit: Based on recommendations in the Harriman - University at Albany, SUNY Linkage Study, locate Bus Rapid Transit stations on campus.
  13. Bicycle-Pedestrian Path: Develop a network of paths, improving connections between each quad, the Podium, and the Purple Path.

    This Final SGEIS modifies the 2010 list of projects as follows, which changes the programming and size of one building (Project 9) and adds a new building (Project 14):

9. Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC)
14. Storage Facility.

The project is located at the University of Albany, SUNY Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York.

Contact: Errol Millington, University at Albany, SUNY, 1400 Washington A venue, Service Building A, Albany, NY 12222, Phone: (518) 442-3400, E-mail: EMillington@uamail.albany.edu.


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