NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
PLATTSBURGH DOWNTOWN AREA IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS
DRAFT GENERIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) has been completed pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and accepted by the Plattsburgh City Council, as SEQRA Lead Agency, for the proposed Downtown Area Improvement Projects described below. The Plattsburgh Common Council will hold a Public Hearing on the DGEIS pursuant to SEQRA on Monday, December 9, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers of Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, New York 12901.
The proposed Downtown Area Improvement Projects include: (a) Durkee Lot Mixed-Use Development (a multi-story mixed-use development replacing the existing 289-space Durkee Street Municipal Parking Lot located at 22 Durkee Street and rehabilitation of the existing Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market building for use as commercial space and a publicly-accessible civic space in an open-air pavilion); (b) Saranac Riverwalk (construction of a Riverwalk along the Saranac River to replace the existing pedestrian walkway); (c) Durkee Street Reconfiguration and Streetscape Improvements (reconfiguration of Durkee Street to one-way traffic with streetscape improvements and 43 additional public parking spaces; (d) Westelcom Park Improvements (redesign of the existing Westelcom Park to include a multi-tiered park with sculpture areas, water feature, plaza, bicycle infrastructure and pedestrian walking areas; (e) Bridge Street Parking Improvements (streetscape improvements and six new on-street parking spaces; (f) Arnie Pavone Memorial Parking Plaza (109-space municipal public parking lot at the site of the former Glens Falls National Bank building and associated parking area including the abandonment of Division Street and incorporation of that street’s footprint; (g) Broad Street Municipal Parking Lot (minor expansion and restriping of the existing 59-space lot to accommodate 22 additional parking spaces); (h) Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market (PFCM) Relocation and Expansion (relocation of the PFCM from its current location to former Building 4 of the Plattsburgh Municipal Lighting District buildings at 26 Green Street within the City’s Harborside Area.
The DGEIS describes the proposed Projects and discusses, among other things, existing conditions, potential environmental impacts, mitigation measures, and possible alternatives.
Copies of the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, New York and can be accessed on the City’s website at https://www.cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov/604/DRI-Environmental-Impact-GEIS.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all interested parties will be heard at this time and place.
Dated: November 22, 2019
City Clerk, City of Plattsburgh