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                  TOWN OF GREENBURGH
CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCIL AGENDA
MEETING TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM-ENABLED VIDEO CONFERENCING
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 – 6:30 P.M.
                  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public gathering in Town Hall for this meeting, which will take place via Zoom video conference. If you wish to view this meeting live, please send an email to planning@greenburghny.com or call 914-989-1530 to receive instructions. The meeting will be available to be streamed as an archive, via the Town's website.


AGENDA
             
1. ROLL CALL
  1. CAC Members Present:
  2. Town of Greenburgh:
  3. Others:
             
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. June 10, 2021
             
3. CORRESPONDENCE
             
4. WETLAND/WATERCOURSE PERMIT REFERRALS
             
a. Case No. TB 21-06/PB 21-04 Regeneron, 777 Old Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) - Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral to Planning Board), Town Board Tree Removal Permit, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit & Wetland/Watercourse Permit An amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Town Board tree removal permit, Planning Board steep slope permit and wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed construction of a 2-story, 207,940 sq. ft. Research & Development (R&D) building and structured parking facility within an existing R&D Campus, with related improvements. The proposal includes the demolition of existing parking areas and other site features. The location of the project was the subject of prior amended site plan (TB 14-05) and related approvals (PB 14-16) for a differently configured building and parking layout, which was never constructed. The Applicant no longer seeks to construct per the prior approvals, based on its updated needs for the site. The applicant now proposes approximately 29,064 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 9,764 sq. f.t of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 3,137 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The applicant proposes approximately 87,987 sq. ft. of wetland/watercourse buffer area disturbance within the 957,355 sq. ft. of wetland, watercourse, and adjacent buffer area on the site. The applicant proposes a total disturbance area of 500,940 sq. ft. (11.55 acres) as part of the project. The applicant proposes the removal of 152 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Board, and has prepared a preliminary landscaping plan identifying replacement trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. The property consists of approximately 2,859,367 sq. ft. (65.64 acres) and is situated along the south side of Old Saw Mill River Road, approximately 500 feet west of the intersection of Saw Mill River Road and Old Saw Mill River Road. The property is located in the OB Office Building Zoning District and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.71-6-1..1. This matter is being reviewed in conjunction with Case No. TB 21-10/PB 21-09, described below, which would provide a temporary staging and parking area on adjacent property during the construction of this project.
             
b. Case No. TB 21-10/PB 21-09 Regeneron, 555 Saw Mill River Road (P.O. Tarrytown, N.Y.) – Amended Site Plan (Town Board Referral to Planning Board), Town Board Tree Removal Permit, Planning Board Steep Slope Permit & Wetland/Watercourse Permit An amended site plan (Town Board approval – referral to Planning Board), Town Board tree removal permit, Planning Board steep slope permit and wetland/watercourse permit application involving the proposed development of a temporary area for construction staging and construction employee parking, to facilitate the construction of a new two-story research and development building on the neighboring lot, 777 Old Saw Mill River Road, which is being applied for as Case No. TB 21-06/PB 21-04. The applicant is proposing to develop a portion of the property for use as construction staging and construction employee parking for a period of approximately 5 years, after which the construction staging and parking areas would be removed and the area replanted. The applicant proposes approximately 28,911 sq. ft. of disturbance to 15-25% slopes (STEEP SLOPES), approximately 10,555 sq. ft. of disturbance to 25-35% slopes (VERY STEEP SLOPES), and approximately 14,940 sq. ft. of disturbance to 35%+ slopes (EXCESSIVELY STEEP SLOPES). The applicant proposes approximately 12,718 sq. ft. of wetland/watercourse buffer area disturbance within the 551,837 sq. ft. of wetland, watercourse, and adjacent buffer area on the site. The applicant proposes a total disturbance area of 264,845 sq. ft. (6.08) acres as part of the project. The applicant proposes the removal of 129 regulated trees, requiring a tree removal permit from the Town Board, and has noted that, once this temporary area no longer is needed, it will be restored with trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. The property consists of approximately 1,735,153 sq. ft. (39.8 acres) ) and is situated along the south side of Old Saw Mill River Road, approximately 500 feet west of the intersection of Saw Mill River Road and Old Saw Mill River Road. The property is located in the PED Planned Economic Development District, and is designated on the tax map of the Town of Greenburgh as Parcel ID: 7.71-6-2.2
             
5. ON-GOING ITEMS review of status and ongoing considerations
  • Elmwood – MS, TT
    • The Landing – LP, ND
    • 175 units statistics
  • 4 Corners proposal
  • Excess Food for Needy Law
  • Development process and procedures – Town Code and SEQR
  • CAC Guide under Town Code and SEQR
  • SWAB
  • Web Page – Setting up
  • TB 19-08: Metropolis environmental considerations
  • Blower Law
  • Invasive Plants
  • Battery Storage
  • Environmental Recommendations for New Construction
             
6. NEW BUSINESS
  • Regeneron tree cutting
             
7. ESTABLISH DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
  1. July 8, 2021

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