Rockfarmer 37th Avenue Site (Jackson Heights) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site in Jackson Heights, Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 37th Avenue Owner LLC, Horizon 37th Ave, LLC and RFC Ketcham 37th Ave, LLC for a site known as Rockfarmer 37th Avenue, site ID #C241212. This site is located in the Neighborhood of Jackson Heights, within the County of Queens, and is located at 82-13 37th Avenue.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 37th Avenue, Queens 11372 and Queens Community Board 3, 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 606, Jackson Heights 11372.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager John Grathwol at NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway, 12th Fl, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at ; or by calling 518-402-9649. All comments must be submitted by June 22, 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: