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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/16/2015

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Village of Port Jefferson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Amendment and Conditional Use for the Mather Museum Expansion and Parking Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion of existing 600 square foot of basement storage space in existing Clock Museum to exhibition work area; installation of three (3) on-site parking spaces in western side yard and a new western driveway; and minor amendments of the prior approved land banked parking area housing 16 parking spaces in at 115 Prospect Street on the Village of Port Jefferson, New York.

Contact: Denise Harrington, Village of Port Jefferson, 88 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, Phone: (631) 473-4744 extension 16.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Riverside BOA Step II Nomination Study, Revitalization Action Plan and Zoning Map and Code Amendments. The Final GEIS is available from the Town of Southampton Town Clerk's Office, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY; the Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY and on line at: http://www.southamptontownny.gov/408/Town-Studies-Reports.

The Town of Southampton was awarded a grant through the New York State Department of State for the preparation of a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Step II Nomination Study for the Riverside Revitalization Plan. To facilitate implementation of many planning efforts that have been initiated by the Town in the past for the Riverside and nearby Flanders communities and the BOA Nomination Study, the Town entered into a Master Developer Agreement with Renaissance Downtowns (RD), to work with the Town in close partnership to develop plans, test market assumptions, obtain regulatory approvals, secure financing and successfully implement a multi-stage redevelopment program for Riverside. The Master Developer and the Town worked closely with the community to develop a Riverside Revitalization Action Plan (RRAP), completed in July 2015, which provides a comprehensive planning framework for redevelopment of the Hamlet. As recommended by the RRAP, amendments to the Town of Southampton Zoning Code are proposed.

The Riverside Overlay District proposes seven separate Overlay Zones affecting 468 acres in the Hamlet of Riverside. The highest development density would be permitted in the RO-1 Zone (Hamlet Center), which is located around the Riverside traffic circle. Other mixed-use zones, which will allow other mixes of uses, at different densities, and building heights, and which will serve different purposes, include: the RO-2 (Hamlet Neighborhood), RO-3 (Special), RO-4 (Gateway), RO-5 (Suburban), RO-6 (Waterfront), and RO-7 (Parkland) Zones. The proposed Overlay Zones (RO-1, RO-2, RO-3, RO-4, RO-5, RO-6 and RO-7) will encourage a mix of retail stores, restaurants, offices, service-related businesses, hotels, light industries, cultural and recreational facilities, advanced care facilities, and diverse living options, and place significant emphasis on the form of the buildings, streets and civic spaces (form-based code).

The project is located in the Hamlet of Riverside, Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Kyle Collins, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631 702-1800, E-mail: kcollins@southamptontownny.gov.


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