1840 Park Ave. Site (Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Cleanup Plan for Site on Park Ave., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from 126th Street Equities LLC for a site known as 1840 Park Avenue Site, site ID #C231140. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan within the County of New York and is located at 1840-1856 Park Avenue

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at New York Public Library-125th Street Branch, 224 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035 and Manhattan Community Board 11, 1664 Park Ave, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10035.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Christopher Allan at 47-40 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email at christopher.allan@dec.ny.gov or by calling 718-482-4065. All comments must be submitted by November 30, 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