Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Rensselaer County - The Planning Board of the Town of North Greenbush, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Oak Hill at North Greenbush,Rensselaer County, New York will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves a proposed 220 unit luxury apartment project on a 20.62 acre site including the construction/installation of roads, utilities, public water and sewer, parking, clubhouse and recreational facilities. The project is located on a 20.62 acre parcel bounded by Ludlow Lane, Laura Lane, NYS Route 43 and located west of NYS Route 4, Town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York. Tax Map Identification No.: 133.-2-15.11.
The conditions are:
1. Given that the classification of the unnamed stream on the Site was changed from D to C, the Applicant shall provide the stream identification number in order for the Town’s Engineer to independently confirm the stream classification. Crossing a Class C stream (where there are or may be wetlands) requires permits from the ACOE and NYSDEC.
2. The Applicant will place an appropriate restriction on its green space/wetlands prohibiting future development while the project is used as apartments. The exact form of the restrictions (e.g., site plan conditions, deed restrictions) will be determined by the Planning Board during site plan review.
3. As to screening, the required mitigation measure is the planting of additional trees, of the coniferous type with low level branches, around the perimeter of the property, wherever possible. The applicant will endeavor to plant mature trees for adequate screening. The proposed locations will be reviewed by the Planning Board as part of site plan approval.
4. The Phase III Archaeological Workplan calls for excavation of the impact area and preservation of all artifacts found, as well as development of a public information plan to ensure dissemination of information obtained from the archaeological investigation to the general public in accordance with Phase III Archeology Workplan as approved by OPRHP.
5. The applicant will provide design plans for pavement improvements to the Town owned portion of Ludlow Lane prior to final site plan approval and will provide funds necessary to make the improvements in accordance with a schedule and procedure to be determined by the Planning Board during site plan review. The Town Board will make a decision in consultation with the residents of Ludlow Lane west of the project entrance whether to pave and upgrade that portion of Ludlow Lane. If the funds are not used for that purpose, the remaining funds could be used for improvements to those Town owned portions of Ludlow and Laura Lanes impacted by traffic from the project.
6. Oak Hill will preserve the vegetation surrounding the site to the maximum extent possible to further screen the facility.
7. Upon notice to Town, the Applicant will apply and fund a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 4 and Ludlow Lane or Valley View Boulevard if approved by NYSDOT. The applicant will cooperate with the Town on this request.
8. The Applicant will pay the fees in lieu of playground/ recreation space/ open space in the amount of $132,000.00.
9. The Applicant will fund the extension of water facilities (in accordance with all appropriate approvals) to the nearest property line of existing residences on Ludlow Lane and will provide an 8 inch water main stub to Laura Lane. To effectuate this, the applicant will provide to the Town to be held in escrow an amount to fund the extension of water services/facilities to the property boundary of the existing residences on Ludlow Lane and those on Laura Lane, immediately west of the site entrance as shown on the sketch plan. In order to access those funds, the residences on Ludlow and/or Laura Lanes must petition the Town Board to form a water district or extension. That district may include any existing residences on Laura Lane (both east and west of the project entrance) or Ludlow Lane, and the funds will be allocated to said district to fund all or part of the costs of installing such water services/facilities on Ludlow or Laura Lanes.
10. The Applicant will contribute $50,000.00 to a proposed water tower to serve the Town.
11. The Applicant will dedicate a portion of its property to the Defreestville Volunteer Fire Department as proposed in their application when, and if, the Defreestville Volunteer Fire Department has a need for such property to upgrade and/or replace their existing station.
12. Prior to a vote on Site Plan Approval, the Applicant will coordinate with NYSDOT on the Route 43 reconfiguration to ensure that the building locations will not significantly impact the cost of the road construction and submit in writing to the Planning Board the result of this coordination.
Contact: Thomas Murley, 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill, NY 12198, phone: (518) 283-2714, E-Mail: NGBENG@NYSNET.net
Greene County - The Planning Board of the Town of Greenville, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Reid Subdivision. Written comments will be accepted by the contact person until April 28, 2003. The action involves subdivision of lands of Reid, Newry Lane, Greenville. A 21.5 acre property proposed for a 4-lot subdivision. The project is located on Newry Lane.
Contact: J. Theodore Hilscher, 327 Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414, phone: (518) 943-1060.