Downtown Campus

Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS)


Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Part 617 of Chapter 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations; as authorized by the New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 8; and by the adoption of a SEQRA Positive Declaration by the University at Albany, State University of New York (UAlbany), a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) is being prepared for the Downtown Campus Capital Plan. In accordance with SEQRA, the DGEIS is required to evaluate reasonably anticipated environmental impacts. This scoping document identifies the potentially significant environmental impacts to be addressed in the DGEIS.

Description of Proposed Action

The proposed “action” under SEQRA is defined as the UAlbany Downtown Campus Capital Plan (the “Downtown Campus Plan”). The Downtown Campus Plan was developed from the UAlbany’s 2012 Facilities Master Plan and includes several individual projects contemplated for the Downtown Campus that are intended to expand the programmatic and physical capacity of the Downtown Campus over the next 10 years, contingent on funding. The Downtown Campus is located at 135 Western Avenue in the City of Albany, approximately three miles east of the Uptown Campus (1400 Washington Avenue). The Downtown Campus encompasses a city block bounded by Washington Avenue (North), Western Avenue (South), N. Lake Avenue (West) and Robin Street (East).

This web page is the location for the posting of public documents.

GEIS Scope Meeting on 1/29/2014; click on the announcement below for additional information regarding the meeting and click here for a parking map and directions to Milne 200.


For additional information or to request assistance please contact:

Errol Millington
Director, Office of Campus Planning
[email protected]
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