266-270 West 96th Street Site (City of New York) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application for Site on West 96th St., New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 266 West 96th Street Associates LLC for a site known as 266-270 West 96th Street, site ID #C231133. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 266-270 West 96th Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10024; and at the Manhattan Community Board No. 7, 250 West 87th Street #2, New York, NY, 10024.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Christopher Allan at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at christopher.allan@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-4065. All comments must be submitted by May 24, 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