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Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Planning Board of the Town of Chenango, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Maines Food and Party Warehouse will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a new one story pre-engineered metal frame building with applied decorative finish, driveway entrance bituminous parking lots, sidewalks, site lighting, utilities and all other amenities. The building will be a total of 29,478 square feet consisting of 22,275 square feet of retail and 7,203 square feet of warehouse and office space. This proposed project will affect 2.90 acres. The existing restaurant (Morey's) will be demolished for this project. The project is located at 1018-1022 Front Street, Binghamton.

Contact: Ronald J. Keibel, Planning Board of the Town of Chenango, 1529 NYS Rt 12 Binghamton, NY 13901, phone: (607) 648-4809.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Approval 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. Copies of the Full Environmental Assessment Form Parts 1, 2, and 3, along with the project drawings and related information can be obtained by contacting JoAnn Cornish at the address listed below. Written public comments relating to the project will be accepted by the lead agency at the address listed below and will be accepted by the contact person until 4:30 p.m. on November 24, 2006. The action involves the proposed project which is for the construction of a four-story, wood-frame, masonry-exterior apartment building with a 4,775 SF footprint and related site improvements. The proposed building has 12 total units, a laundry facility, fitness center and paved parking for 15 cars. The building site is .316 acres (13,756 SF) and contains an existing 3-story, multi-family dwelling that will be demolished to accommodate the new building. The proposed project is in the R-3a Zoning District, the Gorge Protection Zone, and the Collegetown Parking Overlay Zone. The project is located at 320 Dryden Road, City of Ithaca, Tompkins County.

The conditions are:

On October 24, 2006, the City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board found that, as proposed, the project would set a precedent for similar, out-of-character redevelopment of the surrounding residential neighborhood, because it establishes an urban architectural vocabulary more characteristic of the commercial center of Collegetown two blocks away, in an area that currently serves as a visual and aesthetic buffer between the commercial district and surrounding residential neighborhoods characterized primarily by detached, single-family homes or duplexes.

The Planning Board therefore determined that the development of the Top of the Hill Apartments, at 320 Dryden Road in the City of Ithaca, as proposed, would result in a significant impact on the environment but that mitigating measures would reduce that impact, rendering it not significant, such as (but not limited to) reduction of the perceived scale of the building, by incorporating design elements that break up the fašade such as stepping back top floors and actual variation of the fašade wall plane.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, Department of Planning and Development, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York, phone: (607) 274-6550.