Former Dutch Masters Paint Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Wythe Ave. and N. 14th St., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from False Alarm LTD and M.A.J. Associates Inc. for a site known as Former Dutch Masters Paint and Varnish Co., site ID #C224262. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Kings, and is located at 29-41 Wythe Avenue and 180 N. 14th Street, Brooklyn NY 11249.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Brooklyn Public Library – Greenpoint Branch, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222 and the Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Steven Walsh at NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-7016; via email at or by calling 518-402-9824. All comments must be submitted by September 29, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to “greenfield” (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at DEC’s website: