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ENB - Region 7 Notices 3/30/2016

Negative Declaration

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cherry Arts Space will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to construct a 1,944 square foot building on the 5,402 square foot project site. The site contains an existing 1,137 square foot building (formerly Renovus Solar). The new building will have a galvanized corrugated-steel exterior finish to harmonize with the existing building, and have a matte foundation with perimeter-grade beams. A sidewalk will be provided along the entire parcel width, and 6.5 foot tree lawn and street trees in front of the existing building. (Space does not permit a tree lawn in front of the new building.) Parking will be provided on adjacent lot immediately to the south. The applicant is also proposing an exterior patio in the rear of the building, landscaping, and signage. The project is located at 102 Cherry Street in City Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cornell Agricultural Quad Landscape and Utility Upgrades will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to renovate the existing landscape and replace underground utilities in the Agricultural Quad. The project is needed to upgrade existing utilities and enhance accessibility, expand gathering spaces, and provide new lighting and site furnishings. Site work will include removal of all existing hardscape, as well as 14 trees, installation of new pedestrian paths, plazas, stone bench seating, lighting, and blue light phones, as well as new plantings with amended soil conditions. The project also includes a large bioretention area east of Kennedy Hall. The project is in the U-1 Zoning District. The project is located on the Cornell University Campus in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hughes Hall Renovations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to renovate four levels of Hughes Hall in order to improve academic space use. Exterior and site modifications include: enclosing existing ground-floor loggia; a new entry from the courtyard; a new exterior stair tower on a west façade; and renovations to the gorge-facing dining terrace, including a new entrance and stair. The project includes removal and redesign of the courtyard area to include new paving, seating, lighting, walkway, bike racks, landscaping, and drainage improvements. The project is in the U-1 Zoning District. The project is located on the Cornell University Campus in the City of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


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