ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Amended Notice And Rescheduled Hearing Date

Orange County - Town of Cornwall Planning Board has re-scheduled its January, 2006 meeting date at which a joint SEQR, special permit and site plan hearing has been scheduled on the accepted Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Chestnut Woods at Cornwall. The SEQR hearing has been re-scheduled to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at the Town of Cornwall Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, New York. Public hearings will be jointly held on the special permit and site plan that is required for the action. Comments on the document will be accepted by the Lead Agency through the end of business on January 17, 2006, or ten days after the close of the SEQR hearing, whichever is later.

The action involves a request for special exception use permit and site plan approval of a mixed use project including the following uses:

The tract is located on the east side of New York State Route 32 at the Town of New Windsor municipal boundary, and the easterly part of the site abuts both the Moodna Creek and Knox’s Headquarters, which is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The site itself also formerly contained a dwelling that was Register-eligible, though the structure was demolished at the direction of the Building Inspector as it constituted a hazard. Central water and sewer services will need to be provided for the site.

Contact: Neil Novesky, Town of Cornwall Planning Board, Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, New York 12518, phone: (845) 534-9429.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Poughkeepsie Joint Library District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed capital construction project may have a significant adverse environmental impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves (1) an addition to the existing Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, (tax parcel 6161-21-006971) and (2) construction of a new Library on the west side of South Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, opposite Sharon Drive. (portion of Tax parcel 6061-04-905298). A draft scope is on file at the Adriance Library and the Arlington Branch, and a public scoping session will be held at the Mid-Hudson Library Auditorium, 105 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Written scoping comments will be accepted until 4 pm on Friday, December 23, 2005, to be addressed to the contact person.

Contact: Tom Lawrence, Poughkeepsie Public Library District, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, phone: (845) 485-3445 x 3312, fax: (845) 485-3789.


Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Planning Board of the Town of Warwarsing, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dharmakaya, Inc. to establish the Mahamudra Buddhist Hermitage may have a significant adverse environmental impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves an application by Dharmakaya, Inc. to establish the Mahamudra Buddhist Hermitage on a 91 acre site located on Cragsmoor Road in the Town of Wawarsing (Tax Parcel 98.1-1-53.200). A draft scope is on file at the Planning Board Office (address below) and written scoping comments will be accepted until 4 pm on Friday, December 23, 2005 by the contact person.

Contact: Martin Lonstein, Planning Board, Town of Wawarsing, Town Hall, 108 Canal Street, Ellenville, New York 12428, phone: (845) 647-7800 Ext 5, fax: (845) 647-1824.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Dutchess County - The Hyde Park Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed St. Andrews Road Project. The action involves a Village Center which includes 100,000 square feet of office space and approximately 300,000 square feet of retail/restaurant/theater space. The Village Center will include a mix of 330 village-style residential units of various types, predominantly designed for young professionals, college professors, students and empty nesters. The proposed hotel/conference center will include 200 rooms. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) will subdivide an approximate 10-acre parcel within the Village Center to build up to 85,000 square feet of continuing education facility space. The clustered residential development to the east of the Village Center will comprise 50 single-family dwellings, 96 townhouses, and 82 duplexes. A total of 230 +/- acres of the site (67%) will remain as open space. 120 +/- acres of which will be in conservation easements. The project is located on the east side of Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park between West Dorsey Lane on the south and St. Andrews Road on the north.

Contact: Yancy F. McArthur, Hyde Park Town Board, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, phone: (845) 229-5111, fax: (845) 229-7583.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The White Plains Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Pinnacle (250 Main Street and 260 Main Street). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 3, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the White Plains Common Council Chambers, Municipal Building, Second Floor, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 13, 2006. The action involves construction of (a) a 22-story, 230 foot-high residential building at 250 Main Street containing 139 market rate for-sale residential units, and 56,177 sq. ft. of ground and second-floor retail, restaurant, and bank space; (b) an adjacent six-story residential building at 260 Main Street containing 50 units of affordable housing and 9,917 sq. ft. of ground floor retail uses; ( c) a shared 271-space three-level underground parking garage; and (d) enhancements to the City Center Plaza. The project is located at 250 & 260 Main Street City: White Plains, NY.

Contact: Rod Johnson, White Plains Common Council, Municipal Building, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York 10601.