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ENB - Region 9 Notices 6/14/2017

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Salamanca City Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2017 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Salamanca City Central School District for a capital project which includes various renovation, upgrade, addition, and site work improvements at the District's 50 Iroquois Drive campus, which includes Seneca Elementary School, Salamanca Junior / Senior (Jr./Sr.) High School, and the Bus Garage, and at Prospect Elementary School.

Proposed improvements to enhance the District's academic goals and better comply with space requirements include an addition to the Jr./Sr. High School to house STEAM programs, including art, technology, computer-aided design, robotics, and makerspace, and other classroom space, and a small addition to Seneca Elementary for school offices, conference room, and nurse's office. Other proposed upgrades at Seneca Elementary include renovating existing spaces to provide for a new multi-purpose room that would be used as cafeteria/large group meeting space and media, math tutor, and weight rooms. Other existing spaces at Seneca Elementary may be repurposed for uses such as an English Language Arts suite, STEAM instruction room, and spaces for social workers, guidance counselor, and Native American and academic tutors required by the New York State Department Tuition Contract to educate children residing on an Indian Reservation. Proposed upgrades at Prospect Elementary include renovations of existing spaces such as the platform/cafeteria/raised roof area including additional serving lines to address existing delays and upgraded kitchen equipment and ventilation. Other proposed improvements include relocating the principal's and nurse's offices to the front of the building to enhance security and safety procedures and relocating the library to the center of the building to allow for natural light in that space. Similar to the proposal for Seneca Elementary, repurposed rooms dedicated to Native American instruction required by the New York State Education Department Tuition Contract with the District are also proposed at Prospect Elementary and the Jr./Sr. High School.

Various renovation and upgrade work identified in the Building Conditions Survey will be undertaken at all the schools and Bus Garage. Proposed work includes upgrades to building systems such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC work and interior finishes. Such improvements may include renovations to bathrooms including ADA accessibility upgrades and various plumbing, electrical, lighting, and ventilation / cooling equipment upgrades. Other proposed upgrades include items such as roofing, fire-rated and ADA accessible doors, safety upgrades including fire alarm and combustible and toxic gas detection systems at the Bus Garage, District Office canopy, miscellaneous accessibility, abatement, and code compliance work such as bleacher upgrades, and possibly building façade and masonry upgrades as alternate work if the budget allows.

Besides the construction of the additions at the 50 Iroquois Drive campus, proposed site work includes reconstructing asphalt and concrete surfaces including various driveways, bus loops, parking areas, sidewalks, and curbs at both campuses, paving an existing gravel parking area and reconfiguring a driveway near the new offices addition at Seneca Elementary, constructing a pathway to provide ADA access to the track and soccer field, and possibly constructing a new driveway / parking area from Broad Street at the 50 Iroquois Drive campus as an alternate item if the budget allows.

The project is located at the 50 Iroquois Drive Campus (Main Campus) which includes the Seneca Elementary School, Salamanca Jr./Sr. High School and the Bus Garage and also at the Prospect Elementary School, 300 Prospect Avenue in Salamanca, New York.

Contact: Robert J. Breidenstein, Salamanca City Central School District, 50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca, NY 14779, Phone: (716) 945-2400 extension 4026, E-mail: rbreidenstein@salamancany.org.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 425 Michigan Avenue New Office Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a three (3) story office building consisting of 48,000 square feet on an existing parking lot at 425 Michigan Avenue in the City of Buffalo, New York. The site will have a total of 284 parking spaces after removal of 55 parking spaces for the building footprint. The site will have new pervious surfaces/landscaping on existing impervious surfaces (parking lot) and will treat stormwater on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements for stormwater management.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@city-buffalo.com.


Erie County - The City of Lackawanna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an updated Comprehensive Plan for the City of Lackawanna. The project is located throughout the City of Lackawanna, New York.

Contact: Drew Shapiro, City of Lackawanna, 714 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218, Phone: (718) 627-6421, E-mail: development@lackny.com.


Erie County - The Erie County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Silos at Elk Street, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed Silos at Elk Street, LLC project involves: (i) a leasehold interest in a parcel of land located at 50 Elk Street, City of Buffalo, New York (Land) improved thereon with an existing 19,000 ± square foot malting and drying building (Existing Improvements); (ii) the construction, reconstruction and/or renovation, upgrading and equipping of the Existing Improvements on the Land to accommodate 14,140 ± square foot commercial space, 3,125 ± square foot retail space, and 1,690 ± square foot residential space (Improvements); and (iii) the acquisition and installation by the company of certain items of machinery, equipment and other tangible personal property (Equipment).

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


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 1111 Elmwood Avenue - Affinity Elmwood Gateway Properties, LLC Mixed Use Condominium and Retail Project. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Home/City_Departments/Office_of_Strategic_Planning/DevelopmentProjects.

The action involves the construction of a four story, tiered mixed use building with a maximum of 40 condominium units, three (3) retail spaces of up to approximately 3,500 square foot each on the first floor, and one level of concealed parking. Please note that the project scale has been reduced from the original proposal for a five story building with up to 57 (later reduced to 45) condominium units and two levels of parking. The four story mitigation design incorporated into the Final EIS will be located within approximately the same building footprint as the original design. The Action will require the demolition of 14 existing structures at the site. The project is located at 1091-1121 Elmwood Avenue and 605-607 Forest Avenue in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@city-buffalo.com.


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