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ENB - Region 1 Notices 7/29/2015

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hallock State Park Preserve Visitor's Center and Park Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYS OPRHP to amend the 2010 Master Plan for Hallock State Park Preserve. NYS OPRHP made a decision to downscale the proposed development footprint and relocate the Visitor Center described in the Master Plan. Alternative locations from the Plan were revaluated and a new preferred alternative location was chosen. The 1.4 acre parcel off Sound Avenue became viable with a smaller footprint for the Visitor's Center. Development on the 1.4 acre parcel will center on the 3,800 square foot energy-efficient building with porous pavement parking for 27 vehicles and two buses in addition to pedestrian walkways and plaza space. This includes an on-site sanitary disposal system and utilities. Other amenities will include a kiosk, pergola, benches, tables, bike racks and vending. A 20 foot wide compacted gravel road and 8 foot wide parallel shared-use path, both 2,300 foot long, will provide access to the main park area. A compacted gravel interior parking area will be located at the north end of the access road with space for 20 vehicles and 4 horse trailers in addition to turnaround space for buses. A main loop trail consisting of a 12 feet wide east trail and a 6' wide west trail, both 1200' long, will extend from the interior parking area to an existing beach access trail. The project is located at the Hallock State Park Preserve in the Towns of Riverhead and Southold, New York.

Contact: Scott Fish, NYS OPRHP, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702, Phone: (631) 321-3533, E-mail: scott.fish@parks.ny.gov.


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