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ENB - Region 9 Notices 3/8/2017

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West River Greenway Connector Trail will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of a multi-use pedestrian/bicycle trail on Grand Island, New York overlooking the west channel of the Niagara River. The trail will be approximately eight miles in length and connect Beaver Island State Park to Buckhorn Island State Park. The new trail will close an important gap in the Niagara River Greenway Trail connecting Buffalo to Niagara Falls and enhance and promote public access along an underutilized segment of the Niagara River shoreline. Several alternative alignments were considered for the project. The preferred alternative consists of closing most of the West River Parkway to motorized traffic and reusing the existing pavement area as the proposed path. The existing segment of the parkway to be repurposed will be resurfaced to provide a smooth riding and walking surface and the new pavement will be restriped to define directional lanes for the new path. The low volume of traffic currently using the parkway will be diverted to local roads. A new section of trail approximately 2,800 feet long will need to be constructed near the Beaver Island State Park end of the parkway to safely transition traffic to local roads and connect the new trail to the existing trail. The project is located along the West River Parkway in the Town of Grand Island, New York.

Contact: Karen Terbush, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12238, Phone: (518) 474-8765, E-mail: karen.terbush@parks.ny.gov.


Erie County - The Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tecumseh Redevelopment Inc./Bethlehem Steel will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of approximately 150 acres of real property located on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, New York (Real Property) by the Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation (ILDC) which is currently owned by Tecumseh Redevelopment Inc. and position the Real Property for redevelopment. The project is located at 2903 Hamburg Turnpike in the City of Lackawanna, New York.

Contact: Karen M. Fiala, Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation. 95 Perry Street, Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 856-6525, E-mail: kfiala@ecidany.com.


Erie County - The Erie County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 570 Associates VI, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves: (i) a leasehold interest in three (3) parcels of land consisting of 23.73 ± acres located at 35, 45, and 101 French Road in the Town of Cheektowaga, New York and one (1) parcel of land consisting of 3 ± acres located at 2303 Union Road in the Town of West Seneca, New York (Land) improved with an existing 90,000 ± square foot vacant retail building (Existing Improvements); (ii) the renovation and equipping of the Existing Improvements and the construction and equipping of a 265,000 ± square-foot addition to be utilized as a light industrial building for office, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution for sublease to one or more tenants (Improvements); and (iii) the acquisition and installation by the Company of certain items of machinery, equipment and other tangible personal property (Equipment and collectively with the Land and the Improvements, the Facility).

Contact: Karen M. Fiala, Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation. 95 Perry Street, Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 856-6525, E-mail: kfiala@ecidany.com.


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