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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/7/2015

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of East Fishkill Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Creation of Certain Lots within the 1-1 Zoning District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a special permit to allow flexibility in the creation of certain lots within the 1-1 Zoning District, subject to the issuance of a special permit. The purpose of the special permit is to:

1) Permit flexibility in the design and creation of new lots in the 1-1 Zoning District on any site which previously received final site plan approval from the Planning Board for single tenant or single ownership use, and which otherwise meets the conditions set forth in the special permit.
2) To encourage and facilitate the redevelopment and reoccupancy of existing light industrial sites.
3) To further attract high value industry into areas near the Interstate 84 corridor, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan.
4) To foster the most economic and efficient use of such existing industrial sites, in a manner which takes advantage of the most advanced techniques of land development.

The project is located in the I-1 Zoning District of the Town of East Fishkill, New York.

Contact: John Hickman, Town of East Fishkill, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, Phone: (845) 221-4303, E-mail: hickmanj@eastfishkillny.org.


Dutchess County - The Town of East Fishkill Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Well Source Protection Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed adoption of a local law which will establish a source water protection area consisting of the area that supplies water to the public water supply wells currently utilized by various Water Districts in the Town of East Fishkill. The purpose of the law is to protect the health and safety of the residents of East Fishkill by preserving and protecting the quality of the Town's water resources to ensure a continued safe, adequate, and usable supply, now and in the future. The new law will establish restrictions on disposal and storage activities within the source water protection area including prohibiting the onsite disposal of solid waste, pathological or medical waste, petroleum, radioactive material, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, or process wastes as well as the stockpiling or storage of coal and deicing compounds, hazardous substances, or hazardous waste in the source water protection area. The project is located throughout the Town of East Fishkill, New York.

Contact: John Hickman, Town of East Fishkill, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, Phone: (845) 221-4303, E-mail: hickmanj@eastfishkillny.org.


Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Supply Improvement Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the funding for the construction of a new 1.6 ± million gallon municipal reservoir and associated transmission piping and related improvements to the municipal pumping station. The new reservoir is needed to bring 24 hour storage capacity for the Village of Sleepy Hollow up to contemporary New York State Department of Health standards in response to shutdown of the water supply due to high turbidity storm events. The project will be located on a portion of the grounds of the Kykuit Estate located off Lake Road in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, New York.

Contact: Anthony Giaccio, Village of Sleepy Hollow, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, Phone: (914) 366-5105, E-mail: agiaccio@villageofsleepyhollow.org.


Positive Declaration

Dutchess and Putnam Counties - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Master Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the development of an approximately 9 mile long non-motorized multi-use trail connecting the City of Beacon to the Village of Cold Spring and partially running within or adjacent to Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve. The trail will utilize some existing sidewalks, pathways and trails in addition to developing new trail sections. The plan also proposes Route 9D corridor improvements including upgrades to and expansion of parking and trailhead facilities, painted shoulders for biking, improved signage, narrowed traffic lanes, and other traffic calming measures. The project is located from the City of Beacon Train Station and Main Street in the City of Beacon, New York and south to the Village of Cold Spring Train Station and Main Street in the Village of Cold Spring, New York.

Contact: Ron Rausch, NYS OPRHP - Environmental Management Bureau, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City of New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Rochelle Downtown Overlay Zone. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on October 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Rochelle City Hall, City Council Chambers, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 26, 2015. The Draft EIS is available from the City Clerk's Office, New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 and on line at: http://www.newrochelleny.com/RDRXR.

The action involves a proposed adoption by the City of New Rochelle and the selected Master Developer (RDRXR) of a new Downtown Overlay Zone for an approximately 279 acre area of the downtown, centered around the New Rochelle train station. The Downtown Overlay Zone is proposed as an optional overlay district, whereby landowners can choose to opt into development under the proposed Downtown Overlay Zone requirements. The Downtown Overlay Zone is broken into six Overlay Districts (DO-1 through DO-6) of varying density and uses. The highest density district, DO-1, is located in the core downtown in close proximity to the New Rochelle Train Station. The districts decrease in density and permitted heights as they move away from the DO-1 District. The intent of the Downtown Overlay District is to encourage downtown redevelopment through the creation of an active, mixed-use district with convenient, safe and pleasant access to the New Rochelle Transportation Center. The proposed Downtown Overlay Zone would standardize uses to encourage the development of economically diverse high quality housing, modern retail, commercial, office, hotel space and civic uses, integrated with well-designed pedestrian friendly streetscapes, and appropriately placed open and green spaces. The overlay districts currently existing in the zoning code (Downtown Density Bonus Floating Overlay Zone, West Downtown Business Floating District, and Transit Oriented Floating District) would be replaced by the proposed Downtown Overlay Zone.

The Proposed Action has the potential to incentivize new development in the Downtown over the next ten years, resulting in the potential for approximately 5,500 units of high-density residential use, approximately one million square feet of retail, approximately 1.2 million square feet of office space, and approximately 3.7 million square feet of other commercial uses (i.e. adult care, hotel, cultural uses, education and institutional uses, research and design, etc.). This development program would be spread across all six districts within the Downtown Overlay District.

The project is located on 279 ± acres within the downtown portion of the City of New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Luiz Aragon, City of New Rochelle, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2185, E-mail: laragon@ci.new-rochelle.ny.us.


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