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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/23/2015

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Mineola, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Permit Application for a Development Incentive Bonus MCRT Northeast LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval of a Development Incentive Bonus under §30.5(1)(2) of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Mineola to permit the development of 197 residential rental units within two buildings. The proposed 163,210 ± gross square foot residential apartment building on the north side of Searing Avenue (north building) would contain 96 rental apartments within four residential levels, plus lofts, of which 24 would be studios, 34 would be one bedroom units and 38 would be two bedroom units, and would have an interior courtyard above the parking garage levels. The 174,853 ± gross square foot building on the south side of Searing Avenue (south building) would be multi-tiered, and would have a courtyard between the four residential stories, plus lofts, at its north elevation fronting Searing A venue and three residential stories at its south elevation. The south building is proposed to contain 101 rental apartments, including eight studios, 47 one bedroom units and 46 two bedroom units. Of the 197 residential rental units, 20 (10 percent) will be set aside as below market rate dwelling units, as defined by Village Resolution No. 295-11. Amenities associated with the proposed development include a landscaped courtyard, a fitness room and a 2,492 ± square foot clubroom/lobby in the north building, and a 6,000 ± square foot amenity area, a landscaped courtyard with outdoor swimming pool, a balcony on the third residential floor, and a rooftop deck above the third residential floor of the south building. The proposed development would also provide club rooms, a business center, pet washing station, electric car charging stations, on-site management/leasing office and indoor parking (306 spaces), within two level parking garages (at-grade and below grade) on both sides of Searing Avenue. The north building garage would contain 148 spaces and the south building garage would contain 158 spaces, for a ratio of 1.5 parking spaces per residential unit.

The 1.89 ± acre subject property (comprised of two parcels, 0.88 ± acre to the north and 1.01 ± acres to the south) is located within the R-5 (apartment) zoning district and contains a former private religious school building (Corpus Christi) on the north, and two single-family residences and paved parking area on the south. The buildings and parking area will be demolished to accommodate the proposed multistory residential buildings.

The project is located on the north and south sides of Searing Avenue between Willis Avenue and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in the Incorporated Village of Mineola, New York.

Contact: John P. Gibbons, Jr., Esq., Incorporated Village of Mineola, Spellman Rice Schure Gibbons McDonough and Polizzi, LLP, 229 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY 11530, Phone: (516) 592-6801.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Forge River Watershed Sewer Project, Mastic-Shirley Proposed Sewer District may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the William Paca Middle School Gymnasium, 338 Blanco Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951.

Suffolk County, (Subgrantee), has applied to Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for funding of the Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS DSHES) is the State Grantee partner. The Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative seeks to mitigate impacts to human life and property, surface waters and coastal wetlands, associated with onsite wastewater treatment and disposal system failures caused by natural hazards. The Initiative would be accomplished through five projects that would sewer parcels currently using onsite systems. These five projects are located in the Southwest Sewer District No. 3 (SSD #3), Carlls, Connetquot, Forge, and Patchogue River watersheds. The proposed action concerns the sewering of properties within the Forge River Watershed - one of the five watersheds included in the Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative. The proposed action involves the establishment of a County sewer district that would include areas within the densely developed residential and commercial area bounded by the Sunrise Highway to the North, the Poospatuck Creek to the South, the William Floyd Parkway to the West and the Forge River and its tributaries to the East. A map with the specific project area boundary is available at: The proposed action proposes to decommission onsite systems within the project area and connect parcels to a new sewer collection system that would flow to a proposed new advanced wastewater treatment facility (AWTF). The primary purpose of the proposed action is to mitigate short-term and repetitive, adverse impacts to human life and property associated with onsite system failures in the project area caused by natural hazards. The secondary purpose is to mitigate long-term, adverse impacts associated with such failures on surface waters and coastal wetlands, reducing their ability to provide natural protection against storm surge.

The project is located in the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Thomas J. King, New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1224, Albany, 12260, Phone: (518) 473-0015, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Southold Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Heritage of Cutchogue. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 11, 2016 at 4:34 p.m. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 7, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 1st Street, Greenport; the Cutchogue/New Suffolk Free Library, 27550 NYS Route 25, Cutchogue; the Mattituck/Laurel Library, 13900 NYS Route 25, Cutchogue; the Town of Southold Planning Board Office at the Town Annex, Capital One Bank, 2nd Floor, 54375 NYS Route 25, Southold and on line at:

The action involves a Residential Site Plan for the development of 124 detached and attached dwellings classified in three types: 48 Type A units (1,999 ± square foot of living area); 72 Type B units (1,599 ± square foot of living area) and 2 Type C units (1,999 ± square foot of living area). In addition, the following are proposed: a 6,188 square foot community center with a 1,125 ± square foot outdoor swimming pool, one tennis court, 284 parking spaces, 256 are associated with the individual dwelling units and 28 are associated with the community center, and various other associated site improvements on a vacant 46.17 acre parcel in the Hamlet Density (HD) Zoning District.

The project is located at 75 Schoolhouse Road in Cutchogue, Town of Southold, New York.

Contact: Donald Wilcenski, Town of Southold, 54375 NYS Route 25, P.O. Box 1179, Southold, NY 11971, Phone: (631) 765-1938.

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