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ORANGE COUNTY
DESIGN REPORT FOR I-84/I-87 INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTION AVAILABLE

In accordance with the provisions of Part 6, Title 617 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of New York State (6 NYCRR Part 617), an informal Public Meeting (Open House) will be held in the Ramada Inn, 1289 Route 300, Newburgh, New York, 12550. The meeting, scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, will discuss the proposed reconstruction of the Thruway's I-84/I-87 Interchange, Town of Newburgh, Orange County.

Due to the constraints of the existing interchange, development and environmental considerations, one design alternative for the project has been developed by the Authority in cooperation with the NYS Department of Transportation, and in coordination with Federal, State, and local agencies. The report, project plans and information will be available for review at the meeting. Thruway Authority representatives will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.

A Design Report (Environmental Assessment) has been prepared to assess the project's effect on the quality of the human environment in accordance with the provisions of Part 6, Title 617 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of New York State (6 NYCRR Part 617). Copies of the Design Report are available for review and copy during business hours at the following locations: New York State Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Blvd., Albany, NY 12209 or 4 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY 10901; Newburgh-Orange County Transportation Council, 124 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924; Town of Newburgh, Town Hall, 1496 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550; Town of New Windsor, Town Hall, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553; Newburgh Free Library, Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

The project under consideration includes construction, which affects wetlands covered by Executive Order 11990 of the President of the United States dated May 24, 1977, "Protection of Wetlands."

All interested persons will be given the opportunity to express their views and concerns with design plans. No formal presentation will be given. Written comments are encouraged either at the Open House or mailed to: Mr.Christopher A. Waite, P.E., Director, Office of Design, c/o New York State Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12209,(518) 436-2930. Comments should be received by October 21, 2001.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga (Town and Village of Waterford only), Rensselaer, Albany, Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Orange, Westchester, and Rockland Counties - The joint boards of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council and the Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc., as lead agencies, have determined that the proposed Management Plan for the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves approval of the Management Plan for the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, which recommends a broad outline for the preservation and interpretation of the history of the Valley and its role in the development of the nation. There are no plans for any specific construction projects or land purchases in the Management Plan. The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is comprised of the Counties of Saratoga (Town and Village of Waterford only), Rensselaer, Albany, Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland, except those cities, villages and towns located within the 22nd Congressional District whose local governments do not resolve to be included in the Area.

Contact: Carmella Mantello,Capitol Station, Room 254, Capitol Building, Albany, New York 12224, phone: (518) 473-3835, Fax: (518) 473-4518.


Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Goshen, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed adoption of an Interim Zoning Local Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of an Interim Zoning Local Law which requires all lots to be at least 2 acres in area in all residentially zoned districts. The project is located townwide.

Contact: Cecelia Walker, Town of Goshen, Town Hall, 41 Webster Avenue, Goshen, New York 10924, phone: (845) 294-6250.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Hamptonburgh, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pyramid Industrial Subdivision and Site Plans. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 4, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Hamptonburgh, 18 Bull Road, Campbell Hall, New York. The close of the public comment period has not been determined; however, it will not be less than 30 days from acceptance or no less than 10 days after the public hearing. The action involves approval of a four-lot subdivision of a 555.6 parcel (1-1-21.2), located on Route 416 in the Town of Hamptonburgh. If the subdivision is approved as proposed, three industrially zoned lots will be created, totaling approximately 100 acres, and one 455-acre lot zoned AR-.5 Agricultural Residential, which will be subdivided at a later date.

Simultaneously, the applicant submitted a site plan for approval in the Town of Montgomery. The submitted site plan is for a proposed 70,000 square foot wholesale business, with an adjoining office space of 3,750 square feet to serve the needs of the same business on existing lot 36-1-7. The proposal also includes an access road from County Route 99 (Neelytown Road), which will connect to industrially zoned portion of land in the Town of Hamptonburgh owned by the applicant.

If approved, the three industrial zoned lots in Hamptonburgh and the one industrial lot in the Town of Montgomery will form a 136-acre industrial park. The total development potential of the four lots is approximately 1.2 million square feet of floor space, including 70,000 square feet in the Town of Montgomery. There are no plans to subdivide the residential portion of the lot at this time; however, the potential impact of the housing on the remaining 455 plus an additional 75-acre holding of the applicant, also zoned AR-.5, will be studied as a part of this environmental review.

The project is bordered on the west by NYS Route 416 and the north by Orange County Route 99, and is traversed east/west by Eager Road.

Contact: Louis Innamorato, Town of Hamptonburgh, 18 Bull Road, Campbell Hall, New York 10916, phone: (845) 427-7066.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County- The City Council of the City of Yonkers, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Stop and Shop Supermarket, Special Exception Use Permit, Cross County Shopping Center. The action involves approving the issuance of a Special Exception Use Permit which would allow the conversion of a 75,500 sq. ft., multi-use commercial building to a state-of-the-art Stop and Shop Supermarket. The supermarket will be located on an 8.4 acre parcel which is part of the Cross County Shopping, a 905,000 sq. ft. shopping center located in the City of Yonkers.

Contact: Kathy V. Israel, Office of the City Council President, 40 South Broadway, Room 403, Yonkers, New York 10701, phone: (914) 377-6060.