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ENB - Region 3 Notices 10/26/2016

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Warwick Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed ShopRite Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of an existing 57,108 square foot grocery store including an 11,825 square foot addition to the existing building as well as a new 3,786 mezzanine, and a 3,067 square foot vestibule in the ShopRite shopping plaza. One existing store in the plaza is proposed for demolition and is proposed to be replaced with additional parking spaces. A previous Draft EIS process for the entire shopping plaza permitted a total of 86,330 square feet on the lot, whereas, the proposed project will provide an increase to 88,239 square feet of building area. The applicant will provide a Marginal Access Road on the site so that it will interconnect with other adjoining commercial properties. The project is located at Route 94 and Warwick Turnpike in the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Connie Sardo, Town of Warwick, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-1127, E-mail: planning@townofwarwick.org.


Putnam County - The Village of Cold Spring Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Catherine Blanche Property Alterations at 2 Depot Square and Site Plan Review will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a site plan approval from the Planning Board to increase the density of the existing multi-family dwelling and add a Pergola to the property. The existing square footage of the building will not be increased. In addition, to total number of bedrooms is decreasing from eight to seven. The project is located at 2 Dept Square in the Village of Cold Spring, New York.

Contact: Matthew Francisco, Village of Cold Spring, 85 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516, Phone: (845) 265-4723.


Ulster County - The Town of Esopus Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Use Permit Application by Seth Tapper, d/b/a Still River LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion of a 19th century frame residence, recently occupied by a commercial trade school, and accessory buildings into a 5 room hotel, with a 14 seat restaurant and 8 seat bar, and ancillary improvements. Four detached 720 square foot guest cottages will be built, along with a greenhouse and swimming pool. The existing parking area will be used without need of expansion. Selective improvements will be made to the internal access road and path system, and expansion is proposed to the on-site wastewater treatment system. Exterior site disturbance will be limited to 0.81 acres. A limited amount of vegetation will be removed. A single construction phase, of 12 months duration, is proposed. The project is located at 1689 Broadway (US Route 9W) in West Park, Town of Esopus, New York.

Contact: April Oneto, Town of Esopus, P.O. Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466, Phone: (845) 339-1811, E-mail: planning@esopus.com.


Ulster County - The Town of Esopus Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Use Permit Application by the Star Estate Development Group, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the re-use of a former monastery building on a 27.3 acre parcel by conversion into a 25 room hotel, with a 52 seat restaurant, a farm distillery with an 18 seat tasting room, and ancillary improvements including provision of parking for 72 vehicles, two loading bays, selective improvements to the internal access road system, and expansion of the on-site water supply and wastewater treatment system. The proposed action will include rehabilitation and remodeling of the existing building interior and expansion to provide an enclosed staircase and elevator. The proposed action will also add a terrace with a swimming pool adjacent to the existing building. The calculated amount of site disturbance is 0.94 acres. Formal gardens and vegetable gardens will be developed on the site. The proposed action will consist of a single construction phase of 12 to 18 months duration. The project is located at 1835 Broadway (US Route 9W); in West Park, Town of Esopus, New York.

Contact: April Oneto, Town of Esopus, P.O. Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466, Phone: (845) 339-1811, E-mail: planning@esopus.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Westchester County - The City of New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Code Amendments. The Final GEIS is available from the New Rochelle City Clerk's Office, New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 and on line at: http://www.newrochelleny.com/EnvisioNR.

The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan Update and related amendments to the City's Zoning Code and Map. The City last updated its Comprehensive Plan in 1996; much has changed in terms of local and regional demographics and economic conditions, as well as global planning objectives, since the last time the City revised its Comprehensive Plan and the current Plan will reflect these new trends and conditions. The New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan is framed around two key concepts that are threaded throughout the plan: 1) Direct higher-density development to the downtown center, strengthen neighborhood commercial clusters, and enhance and protect low-density residential neighborhoods; and 2) Incorporate principles of sustainability by weaving goals from GreeNR, the City's Sustainability Plan, into the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan has twelve chapters covering vision; history and regional context; population and housing; land use and zoning; economy; downtown; public facilities and utilities; parks, open space and natural resources; cultural and historic resources, future land use plan and zoning recommendations; and implementation. Key chapters of the Plan conclude with a set of recommendations that have been developed through a process of public outreach on the Plan. A separate Sustainability Working Group and related public outreach process helped to guide the sustainability recommendations woven throughout the Plan.

The Proposed Action also includes amendments to the City Zoning Code and Map which implement certain of the Comprehensive Plan recommendations. The proposed amendments include the following: 1) amendments to the Fifth Avenue Overlay District to allow mixed-use development on properties with frontage on Fifth Avenue and the inclusion of recreational uses within the Light Industrial District; 2) the creation of a Cultural District Extension Overlay Zone to allow artist work/live units; 3) the inclusion of educational and research uses within the Hospital District; 4) the remapping of parcel at the northeast corner of the Quaker Ridge and Weaver Street intersection from R1-20 to NB to reflect its existing use; 5) adjustments to the City's parking requirements to be in line with current parking trends and current sources of parking data (ITE); 6) the inclusion of a local preference for the provision of affordable housing; 7) minor amendments to the standards regulating the establishment of new or expansion of existing universities, colleges and private school campuses in residential districts; 8) zoning changes for sustainability including solar and wind regulations; and 9) other minor text amendments to definitions and special permit uses in the Large Scale Retail District.

The project is located throughout the City of New Rochelle, New York.

Contact: Luiz Aragon, City of New Rochelle, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, Phone: (914) 654-2185.


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