Buena Vista Apartments Site (Yonkers) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Riverdale Ave., Yonkers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Buena Vista Associates LP for a site known as Buena Vista Apartments, site ID #C360181. This site is located in the City of Yonkers, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 85 Riverdale Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan, and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Yonkers Public Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY, 10701.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Michael Kilmer at 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, 12561; via email at michael.kilmer@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (845) 633-5463. All comments must be submitted by June 21, 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