1675 Apartments Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Westchester Ave., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 1675 JV Associates LLC and 1675 Westchester Avenue Housing Development Fund Corporation for a site known as 1675 Apartments, site ID #C203107. This site is located in the Bronx, at 1675-1679 Westchester Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library-Clason’s Point Branch, 1215 Morrison Ave., Bronx, NY 10472 and Bronx Community Board 9, 1967 Turnbull Ave., Bronx, NY 10473.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Alicia Barraza at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at alicia.barraza@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9768. All comments must be submitted by April 13, 2018.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3

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: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html