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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/28/2015

Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Kingston Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 20 Cedar Street Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of an existing bowling alley building and construction of a multi-story building with 57 residential apartments and 15,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The action also includes a zoning change from O-2 Limited Office to C-2 Central Commercial. The building will be constructed to achieve a net zero for living designation with photovoltaic and energy efficient materials being used. Parking, landscaping, lighting and stormwater infrastructure will be included on the site as well. The project is located at 20 Cedar Street in Kingston, New York.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City of Kingston, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, Phone: (845) 334-3955, E-mail: scahill@kingston-ny.gov.


Ulster County - The Village of Ellenville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Ellenville is revisiting the Proposed Action description for the Water System Improvements Project as part of an amendment to the initial State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) process. A Full EAF (pre-2013 forms) was previously completed and signed by the Village Manager on March 15, 2012. A Negative Declaration was issued by the Village Board on April 23, 2012. Contract 3 - Distribution System Improvements is undergoing scope modifications; therefore, amendments to the Full EAF and a new review of the project in accordance with the provisions of the SEQRA are being completed. The following scope changes are proposed for approval by New York State Department Of Health (NYS DOH):

  • Upsizing 1,000 feet of watermain on Berme Road from 2 inch and 4 inch diameter pipe to 8 inch diameter pipe within the Village of Ellenville Distribution System.

Upon completion of the reevaluation of the Full EAF and other supporting documentation, the Village concurs with the previously issued Determination of Significance and has reconfirmed that the Proposed Action will not result in any significant adverse environmental, historical or archeological impacts. The project is located at various locations in the Village of Ellenville, New York.

Contact: Joe Stoeckeler, Village of Ellenville, 2 Elting Court, Ellenville, NY 12428, Phone: (845) 647-7080, E-mail: jstoeckeler@villageofellenville.com.


Ulster County - The Town of Rochester Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Crested Hen Farms will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposed new use of an existing barn on a 32 ± acre residential parcel for the use as defined in the Town of Rochester zoning code as a "Commercial Events Facility" with parking and related supporting amenities. Parcel is located within Ulster County Ag District #3, located within Alligerville Historic District listed on the National Register and located within the 100 year flood plain in the AR-3, AP Overlay and FD Overlay zoning districts. The project is located at 607 County Route 6 in High Falls, Town of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Michael Baden, Town of Rochester, P.O. Box 65, Accord, NY 12404, Phone: (845) 626-2434, E-mail: torpbzba@hvc.rr.com.


Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Palisades Point/ Millcreek will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicants, SFC H and I, LLC and MCRT Investments, LLC, for a new waterfront residential development. The proposed use includes a new 6 story residential building with 324 units. The applicant is also proposing to construct a 618 space parking garage to accommodate parking for the new development and, parking for the existing Scrimshaw House Development. The project is located at 20 Water Grant Street on the Yonkers Waterfront in the City of Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Lee J. Ellman, City of Yonkers, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 320, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 377-6555, E-mail: lee.ellman@yonkersny.gov.


Westchester County - The City of Peekskill Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wheelabrator Westchester, L.P. Amendment to Host Municipality Agreement with the City of Peekskill (2015) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Wheelabrator Westchester, L.P. operator of the Charles Point Resource Recovery Plant at 3 John Walsh Boulevard in the City of Peekskill, New York, sought and received approval of an amendment to its Host Municipality Agreement with the City of Peekskill to allow an increase in the facility-wide allowable municipal solid waste from the currently permitted 710,000 to 755,000 tons per year. An extension of receiving times was also requested to redistribute refuse deliveries from Westchester County to the evenings so their transfer stations can conform with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) regulations prohibiting storage of waste on floors and mitigate leachate issues resulting from outside storage of trailers. The increased hours will result in reduced truck traffic during peak delivery hours and reduce current queuing on Louisa Street. Buffer plantings would visually and audibly shield vehicle stacking on the access drive from adjacent properties on John Walsh Boulevard. Other measures to reduce queuing include the striping of the upper drive between the scale house and tip floor to delineate on-site stacking lanes and new tip floor and pit management practices. n connection with its request, Wheelabrator Westchester L. P. shall, among other things: (i) make initial and continuing annual payments to the City; (ii) undertake certain improvements to limit noise and odor at the Facility; (iii) undertake site improvements for the benefit of the surrounding businesses; (iv) limit ingress and egress to limit traffic; (v) be responsible for, at its sole cost and expense, the clean-up of any liquids spilling on City streets (other than spills by City vehicles); and (vi) allow for a Reservation of Rights and Easement in favor of the City along a 15 foot strip of land along and/or inland of the Hudson River bordering the facility to allow the City to plan, design, construct and maintain a public waterfront recreational trail connecting lands to the North and South of the facility.

Contact: Jean Friedman, City of Peekskill, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, Phone: (914) 734-4218.


Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Kingston Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Comprehensive Plan "Kingston 2025" may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption of a Draft Comprehensive Plan entitled Kingston 2025 serving as the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the City's proposed Comprehensive Planning Strategies including potential future zoning amendments identifies important elements of the natural resource base as well as existing and projected cultural features, patterns and character; assembles relevant and material facts upon which policy recommendations are made; analyzes the significant environmental impacts that are likely to occur as a result of the proposed policies; analyzes the constraints and consequences of any narrowing of future options as a result of the proposed policies; and analyzes in general terms hypothetical scenarios that are likely to occur; and sets fort specific conditions and/or criteria under which future actions will be undertaken or approved, including in some cases requirements for future compliance with State Environmental Quality Review. The project is located through out the City of Kingston, New York.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City of Kingston, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, Phone: (845) 334-3955, E-mail: scahill@kingston-ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Kingston Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Comprehensive Plan "Kingston 2025". A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on November 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the _Kingston City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until November 19, 2015. The Draft EIS is available from the City of Kingston Planning Office - City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 and on line at: http://www.kingston-ny.gov/content/8399/10937.

The action involves the adoption of a Draft Comprehensive Plan entitled Kingston 2025 serving as the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the City's proposed Comprehensive Planning Strategies including potential future zoning amendments identifies important elements of the natural resource base as well as existing and projected cultural features, patterns and character; assembles relevant and material facts upon which policy recommendations are made; analyzes the significant environmental impacts that are likely to occur as a result of the proposed policies; analyzes the constraints and consequences of any narrowing of future options as a result of the proposed policies; and analyzes in general terms hypothetical scenarios that are likely to occur; and sets fort specific conditions and/or criteria under which future actions will be undertaken or approved, including in some cases requirements for future compliance with State Environmental Quality Review. The project is located through out the City of Kingston, New York.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City of Kingston, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, Phone: (845) 334-3955, E-mail: scahill@kingston-ny.gov.


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