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ENB - Region 7 Notices 3/11/2015

Notice of Complete Application

Applicant: City of Ithaca

Facility: Lake Street Bridge at Fall Creek

Application ID#: N/A - this is locally permitted

Permits Applied For: Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Permit

Project Location: Lake Street at Fall Creek in the City of Ithaca, New York

Project Description: The proposed project involves the rehabilitation of the Lake Street Bridge. The existing bridge, built in 1966, is a steel beam and concrete deck superstructure supported on reinforced concrete abutments. The bridge's concrete deck slab deterioration has progressed to the point of necessary repair and the City of Ithaca has determined the need to replace the deck slab and repair the existing reinforced concrete abutments. The bridge is also currently on the Federal Scour Critical Bridges list due to the uncertainty of whether the substructures are either pile-supported or founded on bedrock. To remove the bridge from the Federal list, this project proposes to install steel-sheet piling and heavy-stone fill scour protection at the substructures as scour mitigation measures. The proposed rehabilitation also involves concrete deck slab replacement and substructure repairs. The project requires site plan approval, a Recreational River Permit, as well as permits from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), The project has received approval from the Board of Public Works and Common Council.

SEQR Lead Agency: City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board

Opportunity for public comment: A public hearing will be held at the Planning Board meeting, on March 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY, 14850. Written comment will be accepted by the contact person until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Project Information:
Project information is available for review in the Planning and Development Office on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, during regular business hours. Documents are accessible electronically via the "Document Center" on the City web site: www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter under "Planning & Development" > "Site Plan Review Project Applications," > "February 15" > "Lake Street Bridge Rehabilitation".

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-655, Fax: (607) 274-6550, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The Village of Skaneateles, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village Hall Site Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project is the proposed site improvement of the new Village Hall property, a 1.6 acre parcel located at 26 Fennell Street in the Village of Skaneateles, New York. The project includes the replacement of 0.4 acres of impervious pavement surface with rain gardens, low maintenance ground cover and pervious surfaces, installation of new granite curbing and pavement for drive lanes/parking areas and the reconstruction of vehicle access to/from Fennell Street. The proposed project will eliminate the multiple curb cuts on Fennell and replace them with a larger 3 lane access point that will be safer for vehicles and pedestrians. The reduction in pervious surfaces, along with the construction of rain gardens, will significantly reduce the volume of stormwater runoff and improve water quality.

Contact: Shannon L. Harty, Village of Skaneateles, 26 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152, Phone: (315) 685-3440.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Upson Hall Renovations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for a total internal and façade renovation of Upson Hall, a 160,000 square foot building. Phases 1 and 2 of the project include reconfigured entryways with expanded spaces above, resulting in a net addition of 4,000 square foot. The project also includes civil and landscape improvements to the grounds, including retaining walls and an accessible ramp. A construction staging area is proposed for the area between Upson and Hoy Roads. Site development and staging will require the removal of 35 trees, and other landscaping. Phase 3 of the project includes expanded outdoor areas, including an expansive plaza fronting Hoy Road, and a terrace and series of stairs connecting the entrance on the southwest interior corner to the ramp and walkways at the northwest entrance. The project is in the U-1 Zoning District. The project is located on the Cornell University Campus on Hoy Road in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-655, Fax: (607) 274-6550, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Street Bridge Rehabilitation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation of the Lake Street Bridge. The existing bridge, built in 1966, is a steel beam and concrete deck superstructure supported on reinforced concrete abutments. The bridge's concrete deck slab deterioration has progressed to the point of necessary repair and the City of Ithaca has determined the need to replace the deck slab and repair the existing reinforced concrete abutments. The bridge is also currently on the Federal Scour Critical Bridges list due to the uncertainty of whether the substructures are either pile-supported or founded on bedrock. To remove the bridge from the Federal list, this project proposes to install steel-sheet piling and heavy-stone fill scour protection at the substructures as scour mitigation measures. The proposed rehabilitation also involves concrete deck slab replacement and substructure repairs. The project is located on Lake Street at Fall Creek in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-655, Fax: (607) 274-6550, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.




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