Z&S and a design team consisting of Beta Engineering and Fisher Associates, secured approvals from the Town of Stony Point Zoning Board of Appeals in connection with a proposal to expand the existing Lovett Electrical Substation located in Tomkins Cove . The expansion consists of a new gas insulated substation on the property located at the corner of Elm Avenue and Spring Street. The project, which is being completed at the direction of the New York Independent System Operators (NYISO), significantly enhances Orange & Rockland’s electric transmission system to provide more reliable and resilient electric service for approximately 40,000 customers in the Rockland County communities of Stony Point, Haverstraw, Clarkstown and Orangetown. In addition, the project supports New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) goals to provide clean and reliable energy service.
David Steinmetz and Brian Sinsabaugh served as the project team’s attorneys over the last year. Prior to obtaining approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Town Planning Board declared itself lead agency for the project and issued a SEQRA negative declaration at its September meeting. Applications are currently pending before the Planning Board for site plan approval and the Town Board for a special use permit .