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ENB - Region 7 Notices 12/7/2016

Negative Declaration

Tompkins County - The Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amici House and Childcare Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to construct two new buildings on the site to provide supportive housing for young homeless people and their children, as well as childcare. A 5 story, 20,785 square foot building with a footprint of 4,215 square foot will be built to adjoin the existing Tompkins Community Action (TCAction) office building. On the first floor, it will contain a children's playroom, meeting/training room with an adjoining kitchen, a case conferencing room, public restrooms, and mechanical support spaces; and the upper floors will contain 23 efficiency apartments. The 1 story, 7,010 square foot Child Care Center will provide 5 classrooms for Head Start and Early Head Start. This building is designed with an open courtyard facing the rear of the site with a fence on the southeast side. The project also includes new landscaping, a sidewalk on Spencer Road, and expanded parking from 44 to 61 spaces. Site development will include demolition of two existing houses currently used for TCAction programming. The project site is in both the SW-2 and the R-2a Zoning Districts and requires Area Variances and a Special Permit. The project site is contiguous to Buttermilk Falls State Park. The project is located at 661-701 Spencer Road 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:

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Maplewood Graduate and Professional Student Housing Redevelopment Project. The Final EIS is available from the Town of Ithaca Town Hall; the Tompkins County Public Library and on line at:

The action involves the demolition of the existing Maplewood Apartments housing complex and redeveloping the 17 ± acre site with 474 residential units (studios and 1-4 bedroom units) in a mix of townhomes, stacked flats, and multi-family apartment buildings. The project will also include some small retail, new interior streets, parking areas, pedestrian facilities, open spaces, storm water facilities, and a community center. The project is located between Maple Avenue and Mitchell Street in the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Christine Balestra, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14820, Phone: (607) 273-1747, E-mail:

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