Delaware Engineering assisted the GCIDA in preparing a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for Fountain Flats Park, a proposed distribution center/light industrial park in the Town of Coxsackie. The GEIS examines the impacts of developing the 100-acre site for a phased business park hosting up to 1 million square feet of warehouse/ distribution space. Delaware coordinated the work of the specialized consultant team including environmental scientists, traffic engineers, and economic analysts and was responsible for ensuring that the complex SEQR process was followed.
Delaware was the primary author of all SEQR documents including the Draft and Final GEIS and Findings Statement. The major issues identified in the SEQR process were wetland and habitat mitigation, traffic impacts, archeological and cultural resources, visual impacts and mitigation, and neighborhood character. Adoption of the GEIS was a major step in the creation of a shovel-ready business park to encourage future development. Ferguson Enterprises Inc., the largest distributor of wholesale plumbing supplies in the nation, has recently announced that they will build a 460,000 SF distribution center on the site.