Parish Art Museum

Project Location: Watermill, NY
Client: Parrish Art Museum

This project involved a Site Plan application for a contemporary art museum, to be constructed in a rural setting.  The 36,500-sf building was situated on the 14-acre site to foster the image of the community’s agricultural heritage. NPV was an integral part of a planning team that included world renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, lighting and structural engineers, a regional landscape architect, and local legal and engineering and planning/environmental experts. Among its other tasks within this overall effort, NPV was responsible for preparation of State and Town environmental review documents (including a Part I Environmental Assessment Form and Expanded Environmental Assessment Report) pursuant to SEQRA, code conformance and preparation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.  NPV acted as an interface between the international consultants and Town regulatory staff to ensure that the client’s needs and goals were addressed while achieving a complete and thorough regulatory review process.  Among the areas of potential impact that were reviewed and analyzed for the Town (including geology, groundwater, land use, zoning, land use plans and traffic), protection of the aesthetics of both the site and the surrounding neighborhood were particular concerns.   NPV assisted the Museum attain a SEQRA negative declaration from the Town by providing up front environmental analysis which thoroughly evaluating (and if necessary mitigating) potential environmental impacts.

Relevant Project Components:

  • Environmental Assessment Forms (EAF)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
  • Traffic Impact Study