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ENB - Region 4 Notices 2/26/2020

Negative Declaration

Albany County - Albany County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Replacement or Rehabilitation of the Albany County Rail Trail Bridge will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the bridge carrying the Albany County Rail Trail over New Scotland Road (NYS Route 85) in the Town of Bethlehem, New York. This includes design and a demolition plan for removal of the existing structure, designing a replacement pedestrian structure, and resurfacing or replacing the existing wingwalls.

Contact: Lisa Ramundo, Albany County, 449 New Salem Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186, Phone: (518) 765-2055, E-mail: lisa.ramundo@albanycountyny.gov.


Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gillette Quarry Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to add 30 acres to the life-of-mine of an existing 8.2 acre consolidated sandstone mine for a total life of mine (LOM) of 38.2 acres and also to lower the final floor elevation. Operations include blasting, crushing and screening of material. Reclamation will return the property to grassland. The project is located on the east side of Stewart Road, approximately 1 mile northeast of the intersection of County Route 12 in the Town of Kortright, New York.

Contact: Martha A. Bellinger, NYS DEC - Region 4 Stamford Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 65561 State highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7741, E-mail: R4DEP@dec.ny.gov


Rensselaer County - The Village of Hoosick Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Strategy will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Village of Hoosick Falls Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Strategy dated September 2019 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Strategy. The Plan establishes the Community's Vision, identifies specific revitalization goals and associated recommendations, and sets forth clear steps to implement those recommendations necessary to achieve the Village's Vision. Goals were established which address a variety of issues, including, but not limited to improving the physical and visual access to the Hoosic River in order to make the river more of an everyday part of life in the Village; fostering economic development downtown; and enhancing aesthetics of the built environment including downtown and residential neighborhoods. Twenty-three (23) recommendations were generated as a result of the Village's goals. The project is located throughout the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York.

Contact: Marie O'Neil, Village of Hoosick Falls, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090, Phone: (518) 686-7072, E-mail: clerk@hfvillage.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Albany County - The Town of Guilderland Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rapp Road Residential/Western Avenue Mixed Use Redevelopment Projects. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at 5209 Western Turnpike, Guilderland, NY 12084. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until march 23, 2020. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www.townofguilderland.org/planning-board/pages/environmental-impact-statement-rapp-road-residentialwestern-avenue-mixed-use.

The action involves land within the Town's recently adopted Transit Oriented Development (TOD) District to the west and southwest of Crossgates Mall. There are 3 development sites that will be analyzed as part of the Environmental Impact Statement.

Site 1 - 19 acre site, 222 one and two bedroom apartments and 3,900 square feet of commercial in two five-story buildings and three two-story buildings with 84 covered and 278 surface parking spaces.

Site 2 - 16 acre site proposed for a 160,000 square feet Costco retail use with fueling facility and 700 parking spaces.

Site 3 - 11.3 acres, with 115,00 square feet of retail, 50,000 square feet of office and 48 apartments.

The project is located on the southwest corner of Rapp Road/Gipp Road and the southeast corner of Rapp Road/Mall Road in the Town of Guilderland, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Kovalchik, Town of Guilderland, Town Hall,5209 Western Turnpike, Guilderland, NY 12084, Phone: (518) 356-1980, E-mail: kovalchikk@togny.org


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