ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Positive Declaration

Albany County - The Albany Convention Center Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Albany Convention Center Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the development of a Convention Center within the City of Albany, in accordance with Title 28-BB of the Public Authorities Law. The Albany Convention Center would include the development, renovation and undertaking of projects in the historic downtown area, such as trade exhibition, hotel accommodations, transportation infrastructure, tourism, theater facilities, retail business, and commercial office space facilities, as well as services for the operation and maintenance thereof. The Albany Convention Center development may also include the acquisition or condemnation of land, local, state and federal roadway improvements, public infrastructure improvements, and public transportation and parking improvements. It is anticipated that the Albany Convention Center would be built in two phases. Phase One would include approximately 250,000 to 300,000 square feet of exhibit, meeting and gathering space, including lobbies, hallways, administration, storage, kitchen, and loading dock areas. A four hundred (400) room hotel and approximately 1,000 onsite parking spaces will also be constructed. Phase Two could potentially more than double the exhibit hall and breakout meeting space, to a total of 475,000 to 515,000 square feet. A preferred location for the Albany Convention Center has been identified by the Albany Convention Center Authority. The site will be located in the City of Albany, Albany County, preferably bounded on the south by Madison Avenue, on the north by State Street, on the east by Broadway and on the west by South Pearl Street.

Contact: Al Sorrentino, Albany Convention Center Authority, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, New York 12207, phone: (518) 434-1217.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Albany County - The Town of Bethlehem, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Vista Technology Campus. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 24, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Public comment period ends February 5, 2007. The action involves the development of Vista Technology Campus (the "Project"). The Project site consists of four parcels of property covering approximately 451 acres within the Town of New Scotland. The Applicant seeks to rezone portions of the parcel located in the Town of New Scotland for uses equivalent to those uses permitted on the parcels within the Town of New Bethlehem. Portions of the property not subject to the rezoning request will remain zoned as R-2 and no development is proposed for those areas. This will allow the Town of New Scotland to evaluate the requested zoning amendment and to fully participate in the SEQRA review of this project with the Town of Bethlehem as lead agency.

Development of the site is designed pursuant to the Town of Bethlehem's Mixed Economic Development District (MEDD) zone. Development will occur on approximately 150 acres of the site. The Project proposes the development of approximately 1.4 million square feet of building space. Secondary uses will include a hotel, medical office building, general office buildings, a bank, and a mix of retail uses and restaurants. The project is located on Route 85 and Route 140.

Contact: Jeff Lipnicky, Town of Bethlehem, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054, phone: (518) 439-4955, e-mail: jlipnicky@townofbethlehem.org.