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ENB - Region 9 Notices 9/2/2015

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Dunkirk City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reconstruction of Former School 6 for Reuse as P-Tech Academy and Associated Lease with Erie 2 BOCES will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Dunkirk City School District was awarded a grant to oversee the formation of a technical education program in partnership with Erie 2 BOCES, Jamestown Community College and local businesses. It is anticipated that approximately 160 students from multiple school districts will attend the Western New York Pathways-technology STEM College and Career Academy (P-Tech Academy) which will be located in the District's former Elementary School 6 after reconstruction is completed in 2017. The District will lease the former School 6 site to Erie 2 BOCES.

In order to upgrade the building and site for use as the P-Tech Academy, proposed work will include interior and exterior building work, additions, and site work on the 1.93 ± acre site. The 23,750 ± square foot building has been unoccupied since School 6 closed in 1997, and building systems need to be upgraded. Items will include new electrical service and energy-efficient lighting; new branch circuiting, sub panels and emergency generator; new phone/data, communication, security, and fire and smoke detection systems; new heating system and associated piping, ductwork and building controls; and new domestic water piping and toilet room fixtures. Reconstruction work to reconfigure and upgrade spaces will include various classrooms such as computer classrooms, CAD lab, physical education, special education, and classrooms for other curriculum requirements. Other improved spaces will include a distance learning / teacher work room / conference room, administrative offices, toilet rooms, and a secure vestibule at the west entrance. Accessibility improvements will include elimination of non-compliant stairs, and a portion of the former gymnasium will be renovated to include a new three-stop elevator and egress stair. Exterior building work will include a new roof, new windows, and masonry work.

An addition on the south side of the building will house the welding and metal technology spaces. A second addition will be constructed to the east of the original building to house cafeteria and kitchen spaces.

Proposed site work includes a lay-by area off of Nevins Street to allow buses to pull parallel to the street to unload and pick up students, accessibility compliant walkway route to the building entrance, removal of some paved surfaces including existing parking area to accommodate additions and site improvements, new off-street parking area, and an outdoor display area for metal sculptures.

The project is located at 55 East Benton Street in the City of Dunkirk, New York.

Contact: Gary Cerne, City of Dunkirk School District, 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, NY 14048, Phone: (716) 366-9300, E-mail: GCerne@dunkirk.wnyric.org.


Positive Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The City or Olean Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kingsmen Motorcycle Club Clubhouse may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the request for approval of a Special Use Permit to locate a club (motorcycle) in a Residential 3 zoned district in the City of Olean. The project is located at 122 East Pine Street in the City of Olean, New York.

Contact: Mary George, City of Olean, 101 East State Street, Olean, NY 14760, Phone: (716) 376-5847, E-mail: mgeorge@cityofolean.org.


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