Resolution Adopting Scope For The Proposed Rosehill Development



Council Member Mottel moved, seconded by Council Member Brodsky to approve the following resolution;

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of New Castle ("Town Board") received an Amended Petition for zoning text and map amendment dated May 1, 2014 by Soder Real Estate Equities, LLC ("Soder"), as Contract Vendee of a parcel identified as Tax Lot 101.7-2-1 located at 773 Armonk Road (Legionaires of Christ Property), consisting of approximately 96 acres, commonly referred to as the RoseHill Project, seeking to apply a proposed new floating district known as the Unique Property Preservation Floating District to the property; and

WHEREAS, the RoseHill project would consist of 60 condominium units, together with parking and various amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, 75-seat screening room, fitness center, three tennis courts and walking trails; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board determined that the proposed Rose Hill project is subject to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA") and declared its intent to act as Lead Agency for the purpose of reviewing the environmental impacts of the proposed action under SEQRA; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board held duly noticed and advertised scoping sessions on the draft scoping document in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Rule 616.8 (6 NYCRR §617.8) at Town Hall on May 27, 2014 at which time all those wishing to be heard were given the opportunity to speak and the session was closed on that date with the public being permitted to submit written comments until June 16, 2014; and

WHEREAS, over the course of the scoping sessions and thereafter, the Town Board received and considered written comments from the public, Westchester County Department of Planning, New York City Department of Environmental Protection and others; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has reviewed the form of scoping document which has been prepared on the proposed action and on behalf of the Town by the Town's Planner and which is before the Board with this Resolution; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board Members have considered that form of scoping document, those oral comments made at the scoping session, those written comments submitted during the scoping process and other advice, information and impressions available to them.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board sitting as Lead Agency for the proposed action adopts the scoping document for preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Rose Hill in the form before it with this Resolution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall furnish a copy of the scoping document to Petitioner, to all involved agencies under SEQRA and to any individual who has expressed an interest in writing to the Town Board as lead agency; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall keep copies of the scoping document available for review and reproduction by the public.

VOTE                               AYES            NAYS

Supervisor Greenstein         X
Council Member Katz           X
Council Member Mottel        X
Council Member Chapin       X
Council Member Brodsky     X


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