Belle Harbor Shopping Center Site (Beach Channel Dr., Queens) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Beach Channel Drive, Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Ahold U.S.A., Inc. for a site known as Belle Harbor Shopping Center, site ID #C241048. This site is located in the neighborhood of Belle Harbor, within the County Queens, and is located at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Central Library – Archive Dept, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, 11432 and Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Ave #311, Far Rockaway, 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Hasan Ahmed at NYSDEC-Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; via email at or by calling 718-482-6405. All comments must be submitted by November 17, 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: