Hope Street Project Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Application to Amend Brownfield Cleanup Agreement and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Application to Amend Brownfield Cleanup Agreement and Draft Cleanup Plan for Site on Hope St., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (Agreement No. C224281-12-18) (BCP) application to amend the Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from Hope Keap LLC and Hope-Keap Owner LLC for a site known as Hope Street Project, site ID #C224281, to increase the site size by 0.110 acres. The Site size will increase from 0.460 to 0.570 acres. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 118-128 Hope Street.

Access the application to amend, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224281/. The documents will also be available at the document repositories once reopened, located at the Brooklyn Public Library – Leonard Branch, 81 Devoe Street at Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211; and at the Brooklyn Community Board No. 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Michael MacCabe at 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7014; via email at michael.maccabe@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (518) 402-9767. All comments must be submitted by November 20, 2020.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: https://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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html