Councilor Lesniak introduced proposed Local Law No. G-2019, titled “A Local Law Confirming the Zoning Designation for Certain Property as Being Zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD) in the Town of Van Buren and Amending the 2019 Seneca Neighborhood PUD Zoning Plan,” which Local Law would adopt a revised development plan for the Seneca Neighborhood, which sets forth a reduction in lots from 193 to 172, resulting in larger lot sizes, an increase in open greenspace and the inclusion of patio/duplex homes with zero lot lines, as shown on the revised PUD map, prepared by Keplinger Freeman Associates, dated February 26, 2019, as last revised June 28, 2019, which was seconded by Councilor Dudzinski, to wit:
WHEREAS, no other agency has the legal authority or jurisdiction to approve or directly undertake the enactment of a local law in the Town of Van Buren; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Van Buren’s Planning Board recommended approval of this action at its July 9, 2019 meeting; and
WHEREAS, this Planned Unit Development (PUD) was previously referred to the Onondaga County Planning Board and on June 4, 2019 that Board concluded there were no significant adverse inter-community or county-wide implications but did offer comments for the next phase should the Town Board approve the requested zone change; and
WHEREAS, since the proposed changes to the PUD Plan are more than de minimus in nature, said amendment request shall be referred to the Onondaga County Planning Board for further review and comment; and
WHEREAS, a Full EAF in support of this local law has been submitted by the applicant, Brolex Properties, LLC, dated May 28, 2019, and has been reviewed by the Town Board; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has considered the adoption of said Local Law, has considered the criteria contained in 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617.7 and has compared the impacts which may be reasonably expected to result from the adoption of said Local Law against said criteria and has reviewed its prior SEQR determination rendered on June 4, 2019.
NOW, THEREFORE, it is
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the enactment of proposed Local Law No. G-2019 is a Type I action, the Town Board shall proceed as lead agency on an uncoordinated basis in this matter for purposes of SEQRA review; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, the Town Board upon review of the amended plan, the Full EAF and project, has considered the impact of the amendments, which are limited to the addition of patio/duplex homes and an increase in lot sizes and greenspace, on land, water, transportation and traffic, community growth and character, critical environmental areas, threatened and endangered species, noise and air quality resources; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the Town Board has determined that the addition of patio/duplex homes and the proposed increase in lot sizes and greenspace will have no adverse impact on the environment; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that as a result of the limited scope of the proposed amendments, an environmental impact statement (EIS) shall not be required; and that this resolution shall constitute a negative declaration under SEQRA and further this Board ratifies and reaffirms its prior negative declaration issued on June 4, 2019 for this project; and it is further
RESOLVED AND DETERMINED, that the Town Board shall conduct a public hearing as to the enactment of proposed Local Law No. G-2019 at the Van Buren Town Offices located at 7575 Van Buren Road in the Town of Van Buren on August 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at which time all persons interested in the subject shall be heard.