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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/30/2015

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Zoning Re-Evaluation of the Montauk Highway Corridor for the Greater Moriches Area may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The goal of the proposed Greater Moriches Comprehensive Zoning Re-Evaluation Study (Study) is to apply the recommendations made by residents, business owners, community organizations, local leaders and Town of Brookhaven staff during the review process and based on previous plans and studies. The Study takes a comprehensive look at existing zoning within the Greater Moriches corridor. Zoning recommendations within the study will guide future growth, while preserving and enhancing the individual character of each hamlet and addressing elements common to the corridor as a whole, all while preventing commercial sprawl. The overall goal of the Study's zoning re-evaluation is to create cohesive zoning within the study area, eliminate split-zoning and spot-zoning, discard outdated zoning categories, prevent commercial sprawl and reduce non-conforming uses. The proposed re-zoning of properties (mostly along Montauk Highway) will allow for more cohesive development patterns and better control over future development along with increased protection of natural resources. The project is located in Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches and Eastport in the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Anthony Graves, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: agraves@brookhaven.org.


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Horseblock Road Land Use Plan for Farmingville may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The intent of the Horseblock Road Land Use Plan for Farmingville is to detail land use strategies, zoning recommendations and Brookhaven Town Code amendments that will guide future growth while preserving and enhancing the individual character of the hamlet and addressing elements common to the hamlet area as a whole. The overall corridor and land use strategy is intended to preserve the community identity, define a hamlet center, employ traffic calming measures to allow for greater pedestrian activity and recreational activities, create public spaces and install landscaping to further enhance the aesthetics of the community. The Town will prepare a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) to assess possible significant adverse impacts and mitigation measures for implementation of the Horseblock Road Land Use Plan for Farmingville. The project is located on approximately 3,125 acres within the hamlet of Farmingville, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Joseph E. Sanzano, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6400, E-mail: jsanzano@brookhaven.org.


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