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ENB - Region 7 Notices 2/26/2020

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rehabilitation and Enhancement of the West End and East End Parking Areas at Fair Haven Beach State Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposed improvements to the west end parking area to include: raising the elevation of the lot by 2 ± foot; reorienting parking spaces and vehicular traffic flow; replacing an existing waterline underneath the lot; and adding parking spaces, sidewalks, crosswalks, dunes, and an elevated boardwalk. Improvements to the east end parking lot include: a minor expansion; some reorientation of parking spaces and traffic flow; and addition of sidewalks and cross walks. Improvements aim to enhance public access to the bathing beach, concession building, and bathhouse areas and restore natural protective features (dune restoration area) along this coastal area. The project is located in the Fair Haven Beach State Park in the Town of Sterling, New York.

Contact: Marcus Riehl, NYS OPRHP, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886, Phone: (607) 387-7041, E-mail: marcus.riehl@parks.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Broome County - The Broome County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) / Broome County Local Development Corporation (LDC), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Former BAE Systems Site at Main Street Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on March 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at a location to be determined. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 26, 2020. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://theagency-ny.com/economic-development-resources.

The former BAE Systems facility, previously located in the Westover neighborhood in the Town of Union, was severely damaged in a flood in September 2011. The facility was demolished and property ownership transferred to the Broome County IDA/LDC. The 27 acre parcel has access to the interstate highway system, proximity to Binghamton University, and is adjacent to the Johnson City Health and Cultural District and Johnson City iDistrict. The site is one of the remaining large development sites within Broome County's urban core with its most significant challenge being the threat of future flooding to new uses. The project is located in the Town of Union, New York.

Contact: Brendan O'Bryan, Broome County IDA/LDC, 5 South College Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905, Phone: (607) 584-9000, E-mail: bjo@thagency-ny.com.


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