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Positive Generic Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Albany County - The The New York State Office of General Services (“OGS”), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Redevelopment Strategy for the Harriman State Office Campus may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping meeting will be held on May 28, 2002, to receive comments on the draft Scoping Outline. The Scoping meeting will be conducted at the Building 3 Cafeteria on the Harriman State Office Campus beginning at 6 p.m. Written comments will also be received through the public comment period which will close on June 18, 2002. The proposed action is the Redevelopment Strategy for the Harriman State Office Campus (“Campus”) located in the City of Albany. OGS retained Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Alschuler, Inc (“HR &A”) to assess the best future use of the campus and recommend a redevelopment strategy to ensure the full potential of the site, including economic development opportunities. The preferred strategy recommended by HR&A in their report, “Redevelopment Strategy for the Harriman State Office Campus”, issued April 2002, is the Harriman Research and Technology Campus to be developed over a ten to twenty year period. The preferred strategy is flexible and primarily involves redeveloping the Campus for office space, research and development, technology, and limited retail. The redevelopment strategy would be a collaborative effort between OGS, the University at Albany (“SUNY Albany”) and the Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”). The project is located at the site of the existing Harriman State Office Campus in the City of Albany, between Washington Avenue to the NE, Western Avenue to the SW, Brevator Street to the SE, and the University at Albany to the NW.

Contact: Richard A. Reed, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, New York Office of General Services; 41st Floor, Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd Tower; Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12242, phone: (518) 474-5988, fax: (518) 473-4973.