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{Environmental Monitor}
 
 December 4, 2018
  
 
   1. East Hartford Veterans Terrace VT2, East Hartford
 
   2. West Haven Waterfront Development, West Haven
 
   3. Canaan Parish, New Canaan
 
 
   No Post Scoping Notice was submitted for publication in this edition. 
 
 
   No Environmental Impact Evaluation has been submitted for publication in this edition
 
 
   1. 263 Migeon Ave, Torrington
 
 
The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on December 18, 2018.  
 
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Notices in the Environmental Monitor are written and formatted by the sponsoring agencies and are published unedited. Questions about the content of any notice should be directed to the sponsoring agency.
 
Inquiries and requests to view or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring state agency.

 
Scoping Notices

"Scoping" is for projects in the earliest stages of planning.  At the scoping stage, detailed information on a project's design, alternatives, and environmental impacts does not yet exist.  Sponsoring agencies are asking for comments from other agencies and from the public as to the scope of alternatives and environmental impacts that should be considered for further study.  Send your comments to the contact person listed for the project by the date indicated.
 

 The Following Scoping Notices have been submitted for review and comment.

 

1. Notice of Scoping for Veterans Terrace VT2

Municipality where proposed project might be located:  East Hartford

Addresses of Possible Project Locations: VT1-34-57 Columbus Circle VT2-231,59 Columbus Circel &102 Columbus St.East Hartford, CT

Project Description: The property is is an existing 150 unit family development developed under the State Sponsored Housing Portfolio.VT1(45 units) the 1st phase was funded under the SSHP round. VT2 the final pahse at Veterans Terrace is the current project being submitted. The project includes the domoliton of 54 unitsdown to the foundation and the new construction of 54 untis. The attached site plan shows the phase liens. A phase 1, Phase II and Hazmats have been complted and batemetn of all identified hasmats as well as ADA compliance are part of the project.

Project Maps: Click here to view a location map  of the project area. Click here to view a site plan.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: December 4th, 2018.

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below. If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting. Such requests must be made by November 15th, 2018.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

Phone:

Inquiries and requests to view or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring state agency. Contact:

Name:

JaCinta “JC” Frazier

Agency:

Connecticut Department of Housing

Address:

505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106

E-Mail:

jacinta.frazier@ct.gov

Phone:

Ph: 860-270-8129



2. Notice of Scoping for West Haven Waterfront Redevelopment Project

Municipality where proposed project might be located:  West Haven

Address of Possible Project Location:   Elm Street & Water Street

Project Description:  The Department of Economic & Community Development is proposing to provide financial assistance to the City of West Haven to assist with traffic improvements along Elm Street and public waterfront access improvements near Water Street in support of a redevelopment project in the area.  The City has been working diligently to support the project developer in order to create a unique upscale shopping experience along the coastline in West Haven.

The redevelopment project will consist of a upscale retail outlet shopping center with restaurants located between the shoreline and First Avenue from Elm Street to Main Street. The redevelopment area is approximately 25 acres consisting of 57 individual properties ranging from residential to commercial to former industrial. Water Street is expected to be abandoned and incorporated in the development site along with portions of Center Street, Richards Place and Main Street. The project is expected to include approximately 265,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space along with approximately 1,259 parking spaces and a waterfront pedestrian park within the Waterfront District. The buildings will be predominately located along First Avenue with some restaurant facilities near the shoreline. Roadway improvements such as new traffic signals for the development entrance and widening of Elm Street are also proposed.

Project MapClick here to view a map of the project area.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  December 7, 2018

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below.  If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting.  Such requests must be made by November 16, 2018.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to

Name:              Vincent Lee

Agency:           DECD - Office of Capital Projects

Address:          450 Columbus Boulevard 4th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103

E-Mail:            Vincent.Lee@ct.gov

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

         Name:              Vincent Lee

         Agency:           DECD - Office of Capital Projects

         Address:          450 Columbus Boulevard 4th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103

         E-Mail:            Vincent.Lee@ct.gov


 

3. Notice of Scoping for Canaan Parish

Municipality where proposed project might be located: New Canaan

Addresses of Possible Project Locations: 186 Lakeview Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840

Project Description:  Cannan Parish was built in 1978 under the HUD section 8 Program. The property is owned by the Town of New Canaan.  Heritage Housing, Inc. is the Project Manager. The 60 exsiting, affordable untis will be demolished. Two new builsings with 100 affordable unti swill be constructed. This is an increase of 40 affordable units. The area served by public water and sewer. The parking spaces will increase by 150 spots. The project is located less than half a mile from the train station.

Project Maps: Click here to view a location plan  of the project area. Click here to view a site plan.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: December 4th, 2018.

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below. If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting. Such requests must be made by November 15th, 2018.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

Phone:

Inquiries and requests to view or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring state agency. Contact:

Name:

JaCinta “JC” Frazier

Agency:

Connecticut Department of Housing

Address:

505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106

E-Mail:

jacinta.frazier@ct.gov

Phone:

Ph: 860-270-8129

 
 

 
 
Post-Scoping Notices: Environmental Impact Evaluation Not Required
 
This category is required by the October 2010 revision of the Generic Environmental Classification Document for State Agencies. A notice is published here if the sponsoring agency, after publication of a scoping notice and consideration of comments received, has determined that an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) does not need to be prepared for the proposed project.

 No Post-Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

 
 

After Scoping, an agency that wishes to undertake an action that could significantly affect the environment must produce, for public review and comment, a detailed written evaluation of the expected environmental impacts. This is called an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE). 


 No EIE Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

 

 
 
 State Land Transfer Notices
 
Connecticut General Statutes Section 4b-47  requires public notice of most proposed sales and transfers of state-owned lands. The public has an opportunity to comment on any such proposed transfer. Each notice includes an address where comments should be sent. Read more about the process.
 

The Following State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for notice in this edition.

 

1. NOTICE OF PROPOSED LAND TRANSFER for 263 MIGEON AVE, TORRINGTON, CT 06790

Commonly used name of property or other identifying information:  N/A

Number of acres to be transferred:  0.78 Acres

Click to view map of property location 

Description of Property

Below is some general information about the property.  It should not be considered a complete description of the property and should not be relied upon for making decisions.  If only a portion of a property is proposed for transfer, the description pertains only to the portion being transferred.

Brief Description of Historical and Current Uses:  

Three story, masonry and wood frame house built in 1913.  Historically used by the State of Connecticut as a group care home; currently not in use.  Brick garage in rear of property.

The property to be transferred contains the following:  

Structures:

 Buildings in use

 Buildings not in use

No Structures

Other Features:

 Wooded land

 Nonagricultural fields

 Active agriculture

 

 Paved areas

 Ponds, streams, other water, wetlands

Water Supply:

 Public water supply

 On-site well

 Unknown

Waste Disposal:

 Served by sewers

 On-site septic system

 Unknown

Click to view parcel map of property 

Click to view photographs of property 

The property is in the following municipal zone:  

 Residential

  Industrial

  Commercial

  Institutional

 Other: 

 Not zoned

  Not known

Special features of the property, if known:  None

Value of property, if known:  Unknown

Type of Sale or Transfer:  

   Sale or transfer of property in fee

   Sale or transfer of partial interest in the property (such as an easement). 

Proposed recipient, if known:  Unknown

Proposed use by property recipient, if known:  Unknown

The agency is proposing to transfer the property with the following restrictions on future uses: 

  If checked, the state is not currently proposing restrictions on future uses.

Reason the State of Connecticut is proposing to transfer this property:  No longer meets the State's needs.

Comments from the public are welcome and will be accepted until the close of business on December 6, 2018. 

Comments may include (but are not limited to) information you might have about significant natural resources or recreation resources on the property, as well as your recommendations for means to preserve such resources.

Written comments* should be sent to:

Name:

Paul F. Hinsch

Agency:

Office of Policy and Management

 

Bureau of Assets Management

Address:

450 Capitol Avenue

 

Hartford, CT 06106-1379

E-Mail:

Paul.Hinsch@ct.gov

*E-Mail submissions are preferred.

Send copies of comments to:

Name:

Shane Mallory

Agency:

Department of Administrative Services

 

Leasing & Property Transfer Unit

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1402

 

Hartford, CT 06103

E-Mail:

Shane.Mallory@ct.gov

(Comments from state agencies must be on agency letterhead and signed by agency head.  Scanned copies are preferred.)

What Happens Next?

To find out if this proposed transfer is the subject of further notices, check future editions of the Environmental Monitor. Sign up for e-alerts to receive a reminder e-mail on Environmental Monitor publication dates.


 
 
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