MOUNT VERNON URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY
Notice of Public Scoping Meeting
For the Project Known as:
The Adoption of a South Fourth Avenue – East Third Street Urban Renewal Plan
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:00pm
MountVernon City Council Chambers
City Hall – 2nd Floor
1 Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
The City of Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency will hold a Public Scoping Meeting in the City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The Agency wishes to receive public comments on the proposed scope of the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) to be prepared pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and its implementing regulations for the proposed adoption and prospective implementation of a South Fourth Avenue – East Third Street Urban Renewal Plan. The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Mount Vernon will serve as the “Lead Agency” under SEQRA.
The DGEIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of adopting the South Fourth Avenue– East Third Street Urban Renewal Plan and its implementing zoning legislation and the prospective development of the Urban Renewal Area in accordance with the Plan. The DGEIS would identify issues to be further addressed in the review of specific development projects in the Urban Renewal Area and establish specific conditions under which such development projects will be undertaken, reviewed and approved.
The public scoping meeting is intended to provide agencies involved in the decision-making process, individuals or parties that have advised the Urban Renewal Agency of their interest in the project and the general public with an opportunity to comment on the range of environmental topics to be analyzed in the DGEIS and to provide input as to the types and methodologies of analyses employed therein. Following the receipt of oral and written comments on the Draft Scoping Document, a Final Scoping Document will be prepared by the Urban Renewal Agency and Planning Department staff reflecting substantive comments received.
A Draft Scoping Document has been prepared to:
- describe the proposed action,
- present the proposed framework for the DGEIS analysis, and
- outline the procedures to be followed in the preparation of the DGEIS.
Copies of the Draft Scoping Document are available at the following location, as well as available for download at the following link
Department of Planning and Community Development
City Hall –Roosevelt Square
Oral and written comments on the scope of the DGEIS will be accepted at the Scoping Meeting. Thereafter, written comments may be submitted to the Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency at the address shown below until the public scoping comment period closes on Monday, December 23, 2013..
PLEASE NOTE: The close of public comment on scoping applies only to the creation of the DGEIS Scope. There will be opportunities for additional public comment on the DGEIS following its preparation and acceptance as complete by the Lead Agency.
Louis J. Albano, Executive Director
Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency
1 Roosevelt Square- City Hall
Mount Vernon, New York 10550
Dated: November 20, 2013