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ENB - Region 3 Notices 8/24/2016

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Pawling Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Petition for Zoning Text Amendments to Section 215-36 Planned Development District (PDD) PD Overlay (PDO) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a petition for zoning amendments as pertains to the Planned Development District (PDD) for the existing PDD zone (aka the "Castagna" site) and the existing Planned Development Overlay (PDO) as shown on the existing Town of Pawling Zoning Map, dated October 2, 2012, which is attached to Code Chapter 215. Both areas are south of the intersection of New York State Routes 22 and 55. The PDD is located near the intersection of Akindale Road and NYS Route 22 on the east side of Rte 22 with parcels on the north and south sides of Akindale Road. The PDO is generally located along the east and west sides of the southern end of Route 22 near its intersection with Akindale Road and further south of the intersection. The PDD and PDO are located in the Town of Pawling, New York.

Contact: David Kelly, Town of Pawling, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling, NY 12564, Phone: (845) 855-4464, E-mail: dpkelly@pawling.org.


Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Warwick, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an update to the Town of Warwick Comprehensive Plan. The Update, funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, includes a number of key sustainability best practices in energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, energy distribution, materials management, water consumption reductions, water distribution, wastewater treatment, and accessing sustainable agriculture and silviculture training and technologies. The project is located throughout the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Michael Sweeton, Town of Warwick, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-1124, E-mail: supervi@warwick.net.


Rockland County - The Town Board of Town of Clarkstown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Nyack Hamlet Center Flood Protection and Wetland Restoration will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town of Clarkstown will undertake needed environmental restoration and flood protection measures at and around the West Nyack Hamlet Green Park. The project will include a sediment basin and a constructed wetland/preserved wetland stormwater management system to reduce flooding and improve water quality; a walking trail with educational signage; a permeable parking lot; invasive species removal; naturalizing channeled streams; Red Maple hardwood swamp preservation/restoration; and park improvements including a new playground, picnic areas and landscaping. The elevation of West Nyack Road will also be raised to allow for the installation of larger culverts underneath. The numbers for volumes and areas are based on the most recent plans for the project, however these values may be adjusted based on direction/requirements by permitting agencies. The proposed action also involves the purchase of land not presently owned by the Town of Clarkstown which is required for the project. This proposed action is independent and functionally distinct from future hamlet revitalization work, which is anticipated to include replacement of existing streetscape infrastructure and aesthetic enhancements such as replacement of existing sidewalks, curbing, street lighting, crosswalks and providing new amenities such as street trees, landscaping and on-street parking. The project is located on the north and south side of West Nyack Road, near the West Nyack hamlet center. address of primary parcel: 721 West Nyack Road, in the Town of Clarkstown, New York.

Contact: Dennis M. Letson, Town of Clarkstown, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956, Phone: (845) 639-2111, E-mail: d.letson@clarkstown.org.


Ulster County - The Town of Wawarsing Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greenfield Resort LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of 93 homes with additional accessory buildings. The project is located in the Town of Wawarsing, New York.

Contact: Barbara Paes, Town of Wawarsing, 28 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, Phone: (845) 647-7800 extension 5.


Ulster County - The Town of Shawangunk Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lott Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Lott Ventures LLC, for the development of seventeen (17) lots for single family detached dwellings with private individual on-site wells and septic systems. Access to each dwelling will be from a road to be constructed and named Mulford Drive, to be offered for dedication to the Town, that will intersect with Ralph Brach Drive. The project site is located in a scenic viewshed. The lands that are the subject of this application are comprised of one parcel aggregating a total of 39.193 acres in size and situated in the R-AG4 Zoning District. The project is located at Birch Road and River Road in the Town of Shawangunk, New York.

Contact: Mark Watkins, Town of Shawangunk, Town Hall, 14 Central Avenue, Wallkill, NY 12589, Phone: (845) 895-3356 extension 1, E-mail: planning@shawangunk.org.


Westchester County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kensico Shoreline Stabilization Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In accordance with the Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD), this proposed project would protect water quality by providing stabilization and protection against wind and wave action in the project area near Shaft 18 at Kensico Reservoir, in order to minimize erosion and turbidity levels. This would be accomplished through placement of riprap along two locations of shoreline (totaling approximately 1,200 linear feet) near Delaware Shaft 18 in the Kensico Reservoir.

Since the time of issuance of the environmental determination of non-significance and Negative Declaration on January 6, 2016, the proposed project design has undergone several minor modifications. Specifically:

  • the temporary construction access roads would be relocated further from the reservoir shoreline, in order to reduce the risk of sedimentation impacts to the reservoir during construction;
  • the temporary turbidity curtain would be moved further from the sheet pile cofferdam to allow for movement of vessels between the cofferdam and turbidity curtain during the installation and removal of the sheet pile cofferdam; and
  • the contractor staging area, temporary soil stockpile area and frac tanks areas would be relocated further from the reservoir.

The project is located in the Kensico Reservoir, Town of Mount Pleasant, New York.

Contact: Sangamithra Iyer, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3585, E-mail: siyer@dep.nyc.gov.


Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Avalon Bay Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Avalon Bay Communities, for a new waterfront residential development. The proposed use includes 609 residential units with 702 parking spaces across three buildings within the 12.86 acre site. The first site known as the Sun East site, on the eastern side of Alexander Street, will have a 5 story, 128 unit residential building with 352 parking spaces. The second site, known as Sun West Site, will have a 5 story, 239 unit residential building over 1 story parking containing 275 parking spaces. The third site, known as ATI site, will have 242 residential units within a 5 story building over a parking garage with 279 parking spaces. The applicant is also proposing the continuation of the Hudson River esplanade along the river to the west of Sun West and ATI sites. The project is located within the Alexander Street Urban Renewal Area and is subject to the Alexander Street Master Plan and its related Final GEIS, filed October 31, 2008. This action includes a special use permit application fro the Planned Urban Redevelopment and a Site Plan Application. The project is located in the City of Yonkers, New York.

Contact: Lee J Ellman, City of Yonkers, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 320, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: (914) 377-6558.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town of Poughkeepsie Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MacDonnell Heights Town Center 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 September 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Poughkeepsie Town Hall, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A copy of the draft scope is available on the Town of Poughkeepsie website at: http://www.townofpoughkeepsie.com/.

The action involves a proposal by MHTC Development, LLC to develop a mixed use pedestrian-oriented residential and commercial development on an approximately 60 acre site in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The Project consists of a residential component incorporating between 288 and 350 apartments and townhomes, a commercial component of between 85,000 and 180,000 square feet in a variety of attached and detached structures and significant open spaces for conservation, active and passive recreational uses. The project is located along Dutchess Turnpike (NYS Route 44) in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Contact: Neil A. Wilson, Town of Poughkeepsie, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 485-3657.


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of New Windsor Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Patriot Bluff Luxury Apartments may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves an application to amend a previously Town approved Site Plan for the 178 unit Patriot Bluff Condominium project, to allow 314 luxury market rate apartments on an existing 55 ± acre site. The project is located northwest of the intersection of Routes 300 and 32 in the Town of New Windsor, New York

Contact: Stephanie Rodriguez, Town of New Windsor, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553, Phone: (845) 563-4618, E-mail: srodriguez@town.newwindsor.ny.us.


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