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ENB - Region 1 Notices 3/1/2017

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renaissance Downtowns Urban America - Village of Hempstead Block 39 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a seven story, mixed-use building (with basement) containing 6,993 square feet of dry retail space, 255 dwelling units, including 50 studio, 125 one bedroom and 80 two bedroom apartments, 286 parking spaces, associated amenity space and various associated site and infrastructure improvements, in accordance with the Village of Hempstead's Downtown Overlay Zone (DOZ) zoning district overlay. The 1.95 acre subject property is currently improved with three buildings including a single-story former auto dealership and vehicle maintenance facility, a vacant single-family home, vacant single-story church, associated parking lots, chain-link fencing, lighting and a tall radio tower. The project is located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Bedell Street in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Stephen Bullock, Incorporated Village of Hempstead, Village of Hempstead Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 478-6206.


Suffolk County - The Town of Islip, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Islip Aquaculture Program - Phase 111 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion of the Town of Islip Aquaculture Program to an additional lease area. This would be the third phase of the Town of Islip Aquaculture Program. The Town of Islip has established an aquaculture lease area northwest of Sexton Island, which included a Phase I and a Phase II expansion. The existing program is about 120 acres and this is leased to aquaculturists. The aquaculture program is also supported by an additional 20 acres of overwintering area that is immediately east of Captree Island which allows the lessees the option to place product in deeper waters during the winter season. The third phase would include approximately 1,569 acres that is located in deeper waters off the south shore of Islip. The purpose of this expansion would be to satisfy the demand that has been demonstrated by parties that have expressed interest in leasing bay bottom for the purpose of cultivating shellfish. The proposed action would also examine the potential for other suitable sites within the Town of Islip for aquaculture. The project is located in the Great South Bay due south of Islip and East Islip Hamlets, New York.

Contact: James Heil, Town of Islip, 401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751, Phone: (631) 595-3630, E-mail: commissioner-dec@islipny.gov.


Suffolk County - The Town of East Hampton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adopt Town Climate Action Plan into the Town Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In 2009 and 2010, the Town of East Hampton adopted the Climate Smart Community Pledge including transformative and innovative energy goals. This was followed by preparation of the Draft Climate Action Plan presented to the Town Board on October 20, 2015. The current proposal is to adopt the Climate Action Plan into the Town Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of East Hampton, New York.

Contact: Sylvia Overby, Town of East Hampton, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937, Phone: (631) 324-2620, E-mail: soverby@ehamptonny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Smithtown Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Society of St. Johnland Change of Zone. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed and on line at: www.smithtownny.gov.

The action involves the a petition for the St. Johnland Society for a change of zone from R-43 to RC for the purpose of the future construction of a Continuing Care Retirement Community of up to 199 age-restricted residential units consisting of a combination of independent living units, assisted living units and townhouse units, with other miscellaneous facilities. The parcel is a currently vacant 50 acre parcel of land containing New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) mapped freshwater wetlands and located partially within the NYS Nissequogue River Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Corridor. The project is located on the southwest corner of Sunken Meadow Road and Old Dock Road in Kings Park, Town of Smithtown, New York.

Contact: Russell K. Barnett, Town of Smithtown, 124 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787, Phone: (631) 360-7514.


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