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ENB - Region 4 Notices 10/7/2015

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The City of Albany Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ida Yarbrough Low-Rise Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Ida Yarbrough Homes, for the redevelopment of a portion of a 9.25 acre site located on North Pearl Street and Livingston Avenue in the City of Albany, New York. The site consists of three tax parcels, 252 North Pearl Street, 93 Livingston Avenue Rear, and 93 AKA 95 Livingston Avenue. The redevelopment of the obsolete 129 unit Ida Yarbrough Lo-rise Homes is a multi-phase, multi-year effort to reinvent a key location in Albany's downtown community. The vision, made possible after a decade of implementing the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Plan, is a modern living environment which inspires residents to re-imagine their potential and spurs private investment in this up and coming neighborhood. Five existing residential buildings (76 residential units) at 252 North Pearl Street and one vacant office building at 93 and Rear 93 Livingston Avenue have previously been demolished to make way for the current proposal which includes the construction of 61 new townhomes and garden apartments in low-rise buildings, with associated parking modifications and pedestrian accommodations. A subdivision is proposed to provide individual lots for 7 townhomes on existing Lots 3 and 4, and a new lot to separate the remaining 54 residential units from the remainder of the parcel. No change is proposed to the two existing mid-rise apartment buildings in the southeastern portion of the site.

Contact: Bradley Glass, City of Albany, 200 Henry Johnson Boulevard, Albany, NY 12210, Phone: (518) 445-0754, E-mail:

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