Kew Gardens Main Street Site (Queens) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Main St., Kew Gardens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Lewis & Murphy Realty, Inc. for a site known as Kew Gardens Main Street, site ID #C241205. This site is located in the neighborhood of Kew Gardens, within the borough of Queens, and is located at 68-14 to 68-50 Main Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Library at Kew Garden Hills, 71-34 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367 and Community Board 8, Queens, 197-15 Hillside Ave, Hollis, NY 11423.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Sondra Martinkat at NYSDEC - Reg. 2, 1 Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email at or by calling 718-482-4995. All comments must be submitted by January 5, 2018.

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: