Former Sherwood Shoe Co. Site (Rochester) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on South Goodman St., Rochester

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Highland Grove LLC for a site known as Former Sherwood Shoe Company, site ID #C828201. This site is located in the City or Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 625 South Goodman Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager, Charlotte Theobald at NYSDEC – Region 8, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519; via email at or by calling 585-226-5315. All comments must be submitted by February 16, 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: