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ENB - Region 3 Notices 4/19/2017

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Beacon City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan and Amendments to the City Zoning Code and Zoning Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an update of the existing Comprehensive Plan for the City of Beacon. It has a particular focus on the waterfront area and the train station area. Corresponding zoning map and text changes for the waterfront park and development districts are proposed to better preserve the waterfront, and preserve views consistent with the adopted Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP). Some minor text changes are also proposed for the Linkage Zone. The waterfront park zone is now expanded for the waterfront area west of the Metro North Railroad tracks. This waterfront development zone covering part of the railroad parking lot is reduced in height and in land area. The project is located in the Waterfront Park and Waterfront Development Zone of the City of Beacon, New York.

Contact: Anthony Ruggiero, City of Beacon, One Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508, Phone: (845) 838-5009, E-mail:

Orange County - The Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Venda Properties will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 400,000 square foot warehouse including parking, loading and appurtenances. The facility will be served by existing central water and sewer facilities. Also, as part of the project, a three (3) lot subdivision is proposed, including dedication of 8 + acres to the Town of Wallkill for well head protection and future well water source. The project is located 2349 Goshen Turnpike in Middletown, Town of Wallkill, New York.

Contact: Gary Lake, Town of Wallkill, 99 Tower Drive, Middletown, NY 10940, Phone: (845) 692-7814, E-mail:

Sullivan County - The Town of Mamakating Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed BE-ECO, LLC Mamakating Agricultural Complex will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the consideration of applications for the reinstatement and modification of Site Plan Approval and a Special Use Permit from BE-ECO, LLC for the development of an advanced agriculture complex on the site of the previously approved Yukiguni Maitake of Japan Maitake Mushroom Production & Processing Facility. BE-ECO, LLC is acquiring the US assets of Yukiguni Maitake of Japan including the subject real property and rights to all previously granted regulatory permits and approvals. Pursuant to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act - SEQR) of the Environmental Conservation Law and 6 NYCRR Part 617, the Planning Board for the Town of Mamakating as the Lead Agency has issued a Supplemental Findings Statement and determined that the project as presented in the revised site plan when compared to that which was previously reviewed and approved by the Planning Board, results in a project with either no change or decreased environmental impacts. As such a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement is not required. The project is located on McDonald Road in the Town of Mamakating, New York.

Contact: Town of Mamakating, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY 12790, Phone: (845) 888-3031.

Ulster County - The Town of Gardiner, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning for Solar Energy Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law to amend the Town of Gardiner Chapter 220 Zoning to provide for the regulation of solar energy systems in the Town. The project is located throughout the Town of Gardiner, New York.

Contact: Marybeth Majestic, Town of Gardiner, P.O. Box 1, Gardiner, NY 12525, Phone: (845) 255- 9675 extension 101, E-mail:

Westchester County - The City of Peekskill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fort Hill Apartments and Adaptive Re-Use of St. Mary's Convent/Chapel - Related Zoning Map and Text Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adaptive re-use of existing historic structures, the former St. Mary's Convent and Chapel, into the Fort Hill Inn and Spa (including a restaurant), to preserve and protect these historic structures and provide a regional hospitality destination. New construction of a clustered three (3) building mid-rise apartment complex comprising 178 apartment units and associated parking. The Apartments and Inn/Spa will both make use of a shared amenity complex in the rehabilitated St. Mary's Chapel. The actions approved include: adoption of zoning map and text amendments; issuance of a Special Permit by the Common Council; a bonus density determination and acceptance of parkland by the Common Council; approval of a Major Subdivision Plat by the Planning Commission; Approval of Waivers relating to the length and grade of a proposed private roadway; Preliminary Plan approval and approval of steep slope disturbance, waivers relating to District setback boundary for the Planned Residential Development District; and a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency determination. The project is located on St. Mary's Street in the City of Peekskill, New York.

Contact: John J. Lynch, City of Peekskill, City Hall, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, Phone: (914) 293-0914.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 470 Main Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves an application for a Special Use permit to construct six (6) - 1 bedroom apartments and ten (10) - 2 bedroom apartments, for a total of sixteen (16) units, in a new 13,544 square foot residential building. The project is located at 470 Main Street in the Town of North Castle, New York.

The conditions are:

The Proposed Action may have an adverse impact upon a site of historic, prehistoric or paleontological importance. The project is located within an Archeologically Sensitive Area. The Town of North Castle Town Board, as mitigation, shall require that the Applicant, prior to the issuance of any Site Plan, demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Planning Board that a Phase 1 archeological report has been prepared.

Contact: Adam Kaufman, Town of North Castle, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504, Phone: (914) 273-3542, E-mail:

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