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ENB Region 7 Notices 3/24/2021

Public Notice

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law, the New York State Office of General Services (NYS OGS) hereby gives notice to the following:

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) has determined that the NYS DOT Subresidency at 683 3rd Street in the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY 14850, an 8.162 acre parcel, improved with a 15,220 + square foot maintenance/office building and a 4,000 + square foot garage/storage building, is surplus and no longer useful or necessary for state program purposes and has abandoned the property to the Commissioner of NYS OGS for sale or other disposition as Unappropriated State Land.

For further information, please contact:

Frank Pallante, Esq.
NYS OGS - Legal Services
36th Floor, Coming Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12242
Phone: (518) 474-8831
Fax: (518) 473-4973

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Town of Union Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Battery Storage Project / Homestead Village Planned Unit Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Homestead Village Development Group, LLC for a new Homestead Village Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plan to include an energy storage facility on 14.27 acres. Oakdale Battery Storage, LLC proposes a 120 MW commercial Battery Energy Storage System, which would connect to the grid at the Oakdale substation across the road on Robinson Hill Road. The purpose of the battery energy storage system is to provide stability to the electrical grid by storing or discharging electricity as needed. All the properties are zoned PUD, and greater than 25% of the land has been dedicated as open space. Following a public hearing on February 17, 2021, the Town Board issued a Negative Declaration per SEQRA, and approved the Preliminary Homestead Village PUD Development Plan with the following uses: a townhouse residential development, hotel and conference center, a golf course, office use, and the battery storage public utility facility. The final PUD development plan conforms to the preliminary PUD plan. The project is located at 4101 and 4311 Watson Boulevard, Homestead Village Subdivision and Beech Street in the Town of Union, New York.

Contact: Marina Lane, Town of Union, 3111 East Main Street, Endwell, NY 13760, Phone: (607) 786-2926, E-mail:

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