ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Positive Declaration And Notice of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Albany County - The New York State Office of General Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Redevelopment of the Harriman State Office Campus may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact State has been prepared. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 17, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. at Building 3 Cafeteria on the Harriman State Office Campus. Public Comment Period ends September 27, 2002. The action involves the Redevelopment Strategy for the Harriman State Office Campus (“Campus”) located in the City of Albany, Albany County, New York. The 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 the 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, New York State Office of General Services; 41st Floor, Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd Tower; Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, 12242, phone: (518) 474-5988, fax: (518) 473-4973.