Former Ace Suede and Leather Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on E. 139th St., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from B&B First Holdings, LLC for a site known as Former Ace Suede and Leather, site ID #C203072. This site is located in the Port Morris neighborhood, within the County of Bronx and is located at 808 East 139th Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Mott Haven Library, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY 10454.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Wendi Zheng at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at or by calling (718) 482-7541. All comments must be submitted by December 14, 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 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: