ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

Ulster County - The Town Board, Town of Gardiner, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed A Local Law Amending the Zoning Law of the Town of Gardiner with Respect to the ARR-200 Zone and Clustering will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action amends the cluster development section of the zoning law and the ARR-200 Zoning District which was renamed the "Shawangunk Ridge Protection District" abbreviated as "SP."

The local law consists of two major amendments to the Town of Gardiner Zoning Law (along with technical changes for cross-referencing), which update and modernize the Town’s cluster development provision and protect the special resources and character of the Shawangunk Ridge area, as provided in the Comprehensive Plan.

The first amendment adopted is a new section on "open space development" to replace the existing § 220-12, Cluster Development. The new section replaces the existing section on cluster development, which lacks standards and protective measures for open space. Because it replaces a section that applies town-wide, the new section also applies town-wide and is intended to improve the design of developments throughout the Town of Gardiner, as called for in the Comprehensive Plan.

The second amendment created a new section 220-13.1, which contains zoning district regulations for the area formerly designated ARR-200 in the Town’s Zoning Law, encompassing the ridge, escarpment, and foothills. The amendment renamed the zone from ARR-200 ("Agricultural-Recreational-Residential") district to SP ("Shawangunk Ridge Protection District") to more accurately indicate the primary purpose of the district, without changing the district’s boundaries. The district is divided into three subdistricts, SP-1, SP-2, and SP-3, in ascending order of environmental sensitivity. The regulations in the SP-1 subdistrict are similar to those in the current ARR-200, while the regulations for the other two subdistricts are designed to control development more rigorously at the higher elevations and on the steeper slopes. The new district requires that open space development be required in most cases, which is why it was essential also to adopt the open space development amendment described in the previous paragraph, improving the process and environmental protection standards for open space development.

Although the district boundaries do not change, the Amendment includes a revision to the Zoning Map identifying the location of the subdistrict boundaries for the new SP zone.

The project is the Zoning District formerly known as the ARR-200 district and the entire Town of Gardiner, County of Ulster, State of New York.

Contact: Carl Zatz, Town of Gardiner, 133 Main Street, P.O. Box 1, Gardiner, New York 12525, phone: (845) 255-9675, E-Mail: togtsupv@hvc.rr.com.


Positive Declaration

Putnam County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kent Manor may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a 303-unit condominium development and a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to service the residential development in the Town of Kent, Putnam County, New York.

The proposed development site consists of 113 acres, 89 percent of which will ultimately drain into New York City’s Croton Falls Reservoir through, among other watercourses, Michael’s Brook and Palmer Lake. Construction of the project began in 1989 or 1990, but was halted a few years later and to date has not recommenced. As a result, unfinished portions of the WWTP, sewage collection system, other infrastructure, and the foundations of several condominium units are currently located on the project site.

NYCDEP has determined that the proposed Kent Manor development may have significant adverse impacts on the environment that either were not addressed or were inadequately addressed, and that arise from new information and/or changes in circumstances since the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was filed in 1987. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, the analyses of potential adverse impacts to wetlands, stormwater quantity and quality, water quality during construction, downstream receiving waters from phosphorus loading, groundwater, wildlife, and traffic.

Therefore, as that the proposed Kent Manor development may have significant adverse impacts on the environment, NYCDEP has determined that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) providing full disclosure of all such impacts must be prepared.

The project is located off Nichols Street in the Town of Kent and includes the construction of a new section of Nichols Street in order to provide access to Route 52.

Contact: Diane M. McCarthy, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-4409, fax: (718) 595-4479, Email: dmccarthy@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Village of Rye Brook Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hilton Garden Inn at Rye Brook – Site Plan Approval, Wetlands and Steep Slopes Permit Approvals. The project involves the construction of a 145-guest room hotel facility on 3.03 acres of a 15.44-acre site located at the southwest corner of the intersection of King Street and Anderson Hill Road within the H-1 Hotel Zoning District and shown as Section 1, Block 4, Lots 5, 6, and 7A and 7A1 on the tax assessors maps. The proposed hotel would be three stories and include a restaurant, parking for 145 cars, storm water management facilities, landscaping, lighting and related site development. Although approximately 2.7 acres of the property is located within the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut, no development activity or disturbance is proposed in Greenwich. The Applicant, KF (Rye Brook), LLC, seeks variances from the requirements for a minimum 12-acre site area, a minimum 1000-foot street frontage and frontage on a street with a minimum width of 100 feet, building setbacks of 175 feet from property lines, parking area setbacks of 100 feet, a maximum of 25% wetlands included in the area of the lot used to calculate minimum lot size and the minimum setback and vegetative buffer requirements of the Anderson Hill Road Scenic Roads Overlay District. The project is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Anderson Hill Road and King Street, Village of Rye Brook, Westchester County.

Contact: Christopher Bradbury, Village of Rye Brook, Village Hall, 938 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573, phone: (914) 939-1121, fax: (914) 939-0242.