Betances VI Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application, Draft Work Plan, and Final Investigation Report for Site on Willis Ave., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and Final Investigation Report from Betances VI Partners, LLC for a site known as Betances VI, site ID #C203122. This site is located in the Borough of The Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 472-474 Willis Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan, Final Investigation Report, and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Mott Haven Library, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY, 10454; or at the Bronx Community Board 1, 3024 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10455.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Steven Wu at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at; or by calling (718) 482-6725. All comments must be submitted by June 8.

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: