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ENB - Region 9 Notices 9/23/2015

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Village of Ellicottville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Ellicottville 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an update to the existing Comprehensive Plan of the Village of Ellicottville (Adopted 1991, Amended 2004) for selected sections. Updating the Comprehensive Plan insures that planned developments within the Village comply with the overall goals, objectives and vision of the community. The Comprehensive Plan Update involves revisions to certain sections and the future land use map.

During review of this action, the Village of Ellicottville assessed areas of environmental concern, and determined that no significant negative impacts would occur. The adoption of the Village of Ellicottville 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update includes revisions to the Purpose, Existing Conditions, Development Trends, Economic Activity, and Community Facilities, as well as the Goals and Objectives for the Village, and provides revised Recommendations and an Action Plan for guiding future growth within the Village.

The project is located throughout the Village of Ellicottville, New York.

Contact: Charles R. Coolidge, Village of Ellicottville, 1 Washington Street, P.O. Box 475, Ellicottville, NY 14731-0475, Phone: (716) 699-4636.


Chautauqua County - The Southwestern Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Southwestern Central School District 2015-16 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Southwestern Central School District to undertake a capital project which will include various reconstruction, renovation, upgrade, new construction, and site work improvements at the District's facilities on its central campus and bus garage.

Proposed improvements at the High School include reconstruction of the existing auditorium house and stage areas, music and science suites, construction of a new gymnasium with renovated locker rooms addition and athletic facility entrance, multi-purpose / health fitness area in former gymnasium, renovations to technology spaces, and loading dock reconstruction.

Improvements at the Middle School include infra structural upgrades including ADA accessibility door hardware and miscellaneous replacement upgrades. Elementary School infra structural upgrades include similar items, pool equipment replacement, and possibly roof work. Interior lighting upgrades and security cameras are proposed for the bus garage. Upgrades at all of the schools include HVAC building controls, uniform key/lock system, exterior door replacement, and possibly technology infrastructure.

Proposed site work includes reconstruction of the Elementary School access road, various other upgrades to existing paved areas including Middle/High School bus loop and staff parking area, new sidewalks, athletic field drainage and miscellaneous drainage / ditching improvements, and construction of softball dugouts and concession stand / storage building with utilities, and additional parking areas at the athletic fields and paving at bus garage.

The project is located at the Southwestern Central School District Campus, 600 Hunt Road in Jamestown, New York and the District Bus Garage on Bentley Avenue in Lakewood, New York.

Contact: Maureen Donahue, Southwestern Central School District, 600 Hunt Road, Jamestown, NY 14701, Phone: (716) 484-6800, E-mail: mdonahue@swms.wnyric.org.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Trico Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adaptive reuse of a 600,000 square foot manufacturing facility is proposed. 16,400 square feet of commercial space, 30,000 square feet of office space, 127 apartment units, 138 Hotel Rooms, and a basement and first floor parking planned inside the historic 6 story structure. New sidewalk with city standard street trees and granite curbing is to be placed at the perimeter of the building. The character of the structure is to be preserved as the interior is modified to suit new uses. The project is located at 817 Washington Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Seneca Babcock Community Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new Seneca Babcock Community Center, including the demolition of the existing building, a long vacant school, and the construction a new center of up to 32,800 square feet. The facility will house a gym, cardio room, theater, kitchen computer room and other facilities. A health clinic is also proposed as part of the site. The project is located at 82 Harrison Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 789 Tonawanda Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 11,115 square foot retail store including 49 parking spaces on a 1.62 acres site several buildings will be demolished to make room for the new structure, including the existing store. Landscaping will exceed 20% of the site. The project is located at 789 Tonawanda Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Campus Walk One will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a multi-phased development projects which will require a rezoning of parcels from R-2 to C-3 and removal of existing buildings. Phase one is to include neighborhood retail and residential space; 40 three and four bedroom apartments will accommodate 300 students. There will be retail space on the first floor facing Grant Street.

Future phase two will accommodate an additional 235 students; two buildings with 30 dwelling units each. Retail space will again be on the first floor facing Grant Street. Future phase three will accommodate an additional 125 students; one building with 32 dwelling units with first floor retail lacing Bradley Street. The project is located at 643 Grant Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us.


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