Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Halstead-Quinn/ATI Tank Farm
Site Address: 79-91 Alexander Street
Yonkers, New York 10701
County: Westchester
Site No.: C360090
Requestor: CFS-ATI, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by August 25, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Remedial Bureau B
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Attention: Robert Filkins

Repository address:

Yonkers Public Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, New York 10701

Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The City of Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grace Towers II Housing LLC - Middle Income Housing Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 13-story multi-family residential building containing 133 units (a total of 175,000 square feet) with community purpose rooms on the first floor to be located at 206 South Second Avenue, 205 South 3rd Avenue, and 20 and 28 East Third Street in Mount Vernon, New York. The proposed tower building would contain 44 one-bedroom units and 88 two-bedroom units. The 0.36-acre site is currently developed with an existing one-story vacant commercial building and ancillary parking lot that will be demolished. Several area variances from the ZBA and site plan approval from the Planning Board are also required. The area variances requested include variances for the floor area ratio, parking access, rear yard set back, entry to the parking area and number of parking spaces. The site is located at East Third Street between South Second Avenue and South Third Avenue, at 205 South Second Avenue, 206 South 3rd Avenue, and 20 and 28 East Third Street in Mount Vernon, New York.

Contact: Carmen Sylvester, City of Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency, City Hall - Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, phone: (914) 669-7230 Ext.122.

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Goshen, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hambletonian Park Residential Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public meeting on the scope was held on July 20, 2006, and all comments on the scope were to be received by this date for consideration by the Board. Copies of the scope are also available at the Town Hall Building Department. The action involves the project sponsors proposing to create a 38-unit residential development on approximately 94 acres off Craigville Road in accordance with Traditional Neighborhood design concepts as described in the Town of Goshen Zoning Code for the HR/HM district. The project will be developed within an existing neighborhood as a final phase of a subdivision process that began over 20 years ago. The new residential development follows approximate layout patterns that were initially planned for this property. The project is located in the Town of Goshen, Tax Parcels 8-1-12.22 and located south of Craigville Road with access off upper and lower Magic Circle, and the dead end portion of Rabbit Run.

Contact: Ralph Huddleston, Town of Goshen Planning Board, 41 Webster Street, Goshen, NY 10924, phone: (845) 291-6250.

Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chappaqua Crossing (Proposed Multi-Use Development on Former Reader's Digest Headquarters Site) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Lead Agency plans to circulate a draft scope and to conduct a public scoping session or sessions prior to adopting the scope for the DEIS. It is anticipated that the scoping session(s) will be held no sooner than September 2006. Notification of such public scoping session(s) will be provided in advance of such meeting(s). The action involves potential adoption of amendments to the Town Development Plan, potential adoption of text and map amendments to the Town of New Castle Zoning Ordinance to establish a new zoning district designation, and potential approval of a subdivision, site development plan and environmental permits required to implement a proposed site-specific development plan. The proposed new zoning district would not include the existing restriction on maximum number of tenants in the office space that is now part of the B-RO-20 District provisions. This combination of actions is required and/or proposed by the applicant in order to authorize redevelopment of the subject site as a multi-use project composed of 454,000 square feet of multi-tenancy office space in an existing office building (including 225,000 square feet to be occupied by Reader's Digest under a long-term lease); the demolition of 154,200 square feet of existing office space, an existing 10,400 square foot maintenance building, two existing single-family dwellings and several existing parking areas; the construction of up to 348 two- and three-bedroom residential dwelling units, 80% of which are proposed to be restricted in occupancy to persons aged 55 years and older; the construction of a new clubhouse; and the implementation of other ancillary site improvements such as buffer landscaping. Of the total number of proposed residential units, 284 are proposed to be located in six multi-story buildings (four or more stories) with underground parking; the remaining 64 dwelling units are proposed to be two-story townhouses with individual garages.

Primary access to the subject site is proposed from Bedford Road (Route 117) and Roaring Brook Road just east of the Saw Mill River Parkway; emergency access is proposed from Roaring Brook Road approximately opposite the existing access drive to Horace Greeley High School. The subject property includes the 114-acre Reader's Digest corporate campus, one additional undeveloped 2-acre lot and four adjoining residential properties that total approximately 119.7 acres in the aggregate. The subject site is located in the B-RO-20 and the R-1A Zoning Districts. The project is located at 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, New York.

Contact: Gennaro Faiella, The Town of New Castle Town Board, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, phone: (914) 238-4742, fax: (914) 238-2354.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City Council - City of New Rochelle, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Church/Division Mixed Use Development Project. A public hearing will be held on August 14, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. Public comments accepted until August 24, 2006. The action involves the redevelopment of two large municipally owned parking facilities, and the assemblage of several other privately owned parcels to comprise an approximately five acre site located in downtown New Rochelle. The project includes public open space, residential, retail, and office uses and off-street parking facilities. All of these uses are currently permitted in the DB District, which encompasses the majority of the project site. However, the dimensional requirements of the two districts would not permit the project to be developed at the proposed size or scale. Therefore, to accommodate the proposed building program, a rezoning of the project site would be required. The applicant proposes that the site be rezoned to the Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) District and the Downtown Density Bonus (DDB) Overlay Zone, which has recently been adopted by the City of New Rochelle. The project also proposes zone text amendments to the DDB Overlay Zone to permit the height and length of the proposed project. Related actions to facilitate the development of the project include, among others: (i) amendment of the Comprehensive Plan of the City; (ii) potential "Major Development Subdivision" approval; and (iii) site plan approval of the Project. These related actions are part of the proposed action, which is the subject of the DEIS.

Specific components of the project include:

1. Municipal Parking Facility - The proposed project includes a new approximately 54-foot high (to the top of the parapet) 253,000 s.f municipal parking facility with at least 859 parking spaces for use by the City of New Rochelle located on the existing Prospect Lot.

2. An approximately 28,000 s.f. linear public park, to be known as LeRoy Place Park located on the Prospect Lot.

3. An approximately 29,000 s.f. landscaped publicly accessible plaza located along the east side of Division Street to the center of the Church/Division Lot with a through connection to Main Street.

4. Approximately 2,500 s.f. of open space located at the southeastern portion of the Church/Division Lot.

5. The residential component of the project would total approximately 563,000 square feet, in a 39 story residential tower containing approximately 373 units.

6. Approximately 44,000 square feet of retail uses.

7. Approximately 2,500 square feet of commercial/office space would be located at the southeastern end of the project site. Access to this space would be from Church Street.

8. An approximately 214,000 square foot six-story (including the cellar) private parking structure with approximately 730 spaces is proposed on a portion of the Church/Division Lot to accommodate residences, commercial and retail tenants and shoppers.

the project is located in the City of New Rochelle, NY, the site is bound by Church Street to the northeast, Main Street to the northwest, Prospect Street to the southeast and Centre Avenue to the southwest. Division Street bisects the project site. Section 2: Block 414: Lots: 8, 51,29,30,31; Section 2: Block 412: Lot 7.

Contact: Craig King, City Council - City of New Rochelle, Development, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, phone: (914) 654-2182, fax: (914) 632-3626.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of Cortlandt Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hudson Valley Hospital Center. A public hearing will be held on August 1, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. at the Vincent F. Nyberg General Meeting Room, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York. Written comments on the FEIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until August 11, 2006 (unless extended by the Planning Board). Copies of the FEIS are available for review during regular working hours from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, except holidays, in the Planning Division Office of the Department of Technical Services, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York. The FEIS is also posted on the Town of Cortlandt Website, www.townofcortlandt.com. The action involves an application (PB 23-04) submitted by the Hudson Valley Hospital Center for Site Development Plan Approval pursuant to Chapter 307 (Zoning) and a Special Permit pursuant to Chapter 307-59 (Zoning) and for Permits pursuant to Chapter 179 (Freshwater Wetlands), Chapter 259 (Steep Slopes) and Chapter 283 (Trees) of the Town of Cortlandt Code for building additions totaling 133,200 sq. ft. and a 377 car parking garage.

Contact: Kenneth Verschoor, Town of Cortlandt, Planning Division, Department of Technical Services, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York, phone: (914) 734-1080.