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ENB - Region 6 Notices 1/20/2016

Negative Declaration

Steuben County - The City Council of the City of Watertown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Black River Valley Club Renovation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Northern New York Community Foundation to renovate the existing Black River Valley Club property and convert the building into offices and meeting rooms for the Northern New York Philanthropy Center. The proposed project would begin with removing the existing 9,828 square foot, two-story section at the rear of the building. This section was not part of the original 1906 structure. Following the proposed removal, the applicant then proposes to construct a new, three-story 4,266 square foot addition onto the rear of the original 1906 structure to replace the existing two-story section.

The applicant then proposes using the remainder of the site to construct a new parking lot. The applicant also proposes removing the existing retaining wall and all of the existing asphalt at the southeast end of the site and constructing a new retaining wall and repaving the area for the proposed parking lot.

The project is located at 131 Washington Street in the City of Watertown, New York.

Contact: Geoffrey Urda, City of Watertown, 245 Washington Street, Room 304, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-7725, E-mail:

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