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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/27/2017

Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The City of White Plains, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendment - Nursery Business and Organic Manufacturing Uses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment to regulate "nursery business" and "organic manufacturing" uses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Zoning Ordinance amendment to (1) amend Section 2.4 to add definitions for "nursery business" and "organic manufacturing"; (2) amend Section 5.1 and Section 5.2, to add "nursery business" as a special permit use in the C-O Campus Office and PCD Planned Campus Development Overlay District and add "organic manufacturing" if more than 300 feet away from a residential zoning district as a principally permitted use in the LI Light Industrial District; (3) amend Section 6.7, by adding Section 6.7.32, Individual Standards and Requirements for the "nursery business" use; and (4) amend Sections 4.3.1 Continuing Existing "Uses", and Section 10.3.4 "Non-Conforming Uses" adding provisions to amortize out any existing use meeting the definition of (a) "organic manufacturing" outside the LI District and (b) "nursery business" outside the C-O and PCD Districts. The project is located in the various C-O, PCD and LI Zoning Districts throughout the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains, 70 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10001, Phone: (914) 422-1372, E-mail: rjohnson@whiteplainsny.gov.


Westchester County - The City of White Plains, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendment - B-3 District Housing for Moderate Income Families will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment to regulate "nursery business" and "organic manufacturing" uses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Zoning Ordinance amendment to (1) amend Section 2.4 to add definitions for "nursery business" and "organic manufacturing"; (2) amend Section 5.1 and Section 5.2, to add "nursery business" as a special permit use in the C-O Campus Office and PCD Planned Campus Development Overlay District and add "organic manufacturing" if more than 300 feet away from a residential zoning district as a principally permitted use in the LI Light Industrial District; (3) amend Section 6.7, by adding Section 6.7.32, Individual Standards and Requirements for the "nursery business" use; and (4) amend Sections 4.3.1 Continuing Existing "Uses", and Section 10.3.4 "Non-Conforming Uses" adding provisions to amortize out any existing use meeting the definition of (a) "organic manufacturing" outside the LI District and (b) "nursery business" outside the C-O and PCD Districts. The project is located in the various B-3 Zoning Districts throughout the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains, 70 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10001, Phone: (914) 422-1372, E-mail: rjohnson@whiteplainsny.gov.


Westchester County - The City of White Plains, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment - RM-0.35 District Regulations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment regarding "development sites" situated in a RM-0.35 District, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Proposed Action would amend Section 5.3 of the Zoning Ordinance, RM-0.35 District Schedule of Dimensional Regulations to add Footnotes (v) and (w) as follows:

(v) For a designated "development site" located in two or more multi-family residential districts, the Common Council may by special permit allow the "dwelling units" to be built on any portion of the "development site" provided the total number of "dwelling units" does not exceed the number allowed in each district, and provided that all dimensional requirements of each district are met except for minimum "lot area per dwelling unit".

(w) For designated "development sites" located in two or more districts, the maximum "building coverage" may be increased on issuance of a special permit by the Common Council in accordance with Section 6.7.27.3, as if the "development site" was a single "lot".

The project is located in the various RM-0.35 Zoning Districts throughout the City of White Plains, New York.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains, 70 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10001, Phone: (914) 422-1372, E-mail: rjohnson@whiteplainsny.gov.


Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town Hall Field Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Armonk Baseball League to improve the facilities of Town Hall field: for the safety of the children, the community and the playability of the field. The first main safety concern with the field is no dugouts on the first base side and third base side. These dugouts will be covered to protect the children from the sun and foul balls. Also included will be the Installation of an outfield fence in order to protect vehicles in the parking lots surrounding the fields. The project is located at the North Castle Town Hall, 15 Bedford Road in Armonk, Town of North Castle, New York.

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


Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pleasant Grooming - Application to the Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an Amendment to Zoning Code to add definition of "Commercial Dog Care Facility", permit such use in the Research, Electronic and Light Industrial Park Zoning District (RELIP) Zoning District and establish standards for such facilities. The purpose of the amendment is to permit a business which has been operating in the Town for 20 years to move to a new location when its current use does not appear to be a permitted use anywhere in the Town..

The project is located in the RELIP Zoning District at 1 Labriola Court in the Town of North Castle, New York.

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


Positive Declaration

Sullivan County - The Town of Thompson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Thompson Education Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. On June 23, 2017, the Town of Thompson received updated materials for the Thompson Education Center (formerly China City of America), including an updated Long Form EAF, Site Plans, and Project Narrative. The project is proposed as a school of higher education supporting housing for 2,508 students and 276 faculty located on an approximately 573 acres parcel primarily in the Town of Thompson but with acreage in the Town of Fallsburg, New York. The project is envisioned to include faculty and student housing, academic, administration, recreational and service buildings housed in 156 structures to be constructed in six phases. This is the same site that was formerly proposed as China City of America. While the name and nature of the project have changed, the applicant is unchanged. The project is located on Wild Turnpike in the Towns of Thompson and Fallsburg, New York.

Contact: Heather Zangla, Town of Thompson, 4052 Route 42, Monticello, NY 12701, Phone: (845) 794-2100, E-mail: planning@townofThompson.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Town of Goshen Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Maplewood. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orange County Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 30, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the Town of Goshen Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY; the Goshen Public Library, 203 Main Street, Goshen, NY and on line at: www.townofgoshen.org.

The action involves a 71 lot major subdivision of the project site for the construction of 68 single family detached homes on lots of varying sizes, and includes drainage, access and utility improvements. Sixty-six (66) acres of open space will be offered for dedication to the Town on a separate vacant lot and/or protected by conservation easement over residential lots, and will contain wetlands, as well as three public well sites, water and sewer infrastructure and drainage basins. The two remaining lots will contain sewer pump stations to be dedicated to the Town. The project site consists of two tax lots containing approximately 95.4 acres, in the Town's Rural (RU) district, and within the AQ-6, Stream Corridor and Reservoir Water Shed (SC), Scenic Road Corridor (SR) and Flood Plain and Ponding Area (FP) Overlay Districts. Ten (10) units are proposed along Road "A" along Craigville Road; twenty (20) units are proposed along Road "B", at the western end of the site along Craigville Road; and thirty-eight (38) units are proposed along Road "C", which connects to Coleman Road in two locations. The project is located off of Craigville Road I the Town of Goshen, New York.

Contact: Lee Bergus, Town of Goshen, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, NY 10924, Phone: (845) 294-8430, E-mail: nhalloran@townofgoshen.org.


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