561 Greenwich St. Site (Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Cleanup Plan for Site on Greenwich St., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Remedial Investigation Report and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from The Rector, Church-Wardens, and Vestrymen of Trinity Church, in the city of New-York; 561 HH LLC; and New Remainderman 561 Greenwich LLC for a site known as 561 Greenwich Street, site ID #C231129. This site is located in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in the County of New York and is located at 561 Greenwich Street.

A copy of the application, Remedial Investigation Report, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at:

New York Public Library – Hudson Park Branch
66 Leroy St.
New York, NY 10014

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Manhattan Community Board 2
3 Washington Square Village #1A
New York, NY 10012

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Michael MacCabe at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at michael.maccabe@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9687. All comments must be submitted by April 13, 2019.

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 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