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ENB - Region 3 Notices 4/12/2017

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Purchase College Lead Agency Committee, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Purchase College Advancement Corporation Senior Learning Community. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Purchase College, Humanities Building, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 19, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the Purchase College Library, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 and on line at: http://www.seniorlearningatpurchase.com.

The action involves the development of a Senior Learning Community by the Purchase College Advancement Corporation (PCAC), in accordance with Chapter 405 of the Laws of New York of 2011 and Chapter 405 of the Laws of New York of 2016 (Enabling Act), on an approximately 40.5 acre site on the Purchase College campus. The Community will be a multi-generational facility comprised, when fully built-out, of 385 senior residential market-rate and affordable units, as well as social, dining, health, wellness and fitness facilities, including 72 beds for assisted living and memory care, and a "learning commons" consisting of classrooms, studios, gathering spaces, and performance spaces to be shared by Purchase College students and faculty and the residents of the Community, and used by students and residents for lectures, seminars, performances, mentoring, tutoring and other educational purposes. As required by the Enabling Act, in conjunction with the development of the Community, a minimum of 80 acres of land within the Purchase College campus will be permanently preserved as open-space. It is anticipated that the project would be completed in two phases, with 220 senior residential units and the 72 beds of assisting living and memory care in a first phase, and the remaining 165 senior residential units in a second phase. The project is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, generally bounded by Brigid Flanagan Drive to the south and west, and Lincoln Avenue to the east, in Harrison, New York.

Contact: Sean Connolly, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577, Phone: (914) 251-5916, E-mail: sean.connolly@purchase.edu.


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