408 West 207th Street Site (Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Work Plan for Site on West 207th St., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Interim Remedial Measure/Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Harlem River Ninth Avenue Development LLC for a site known as 408 West 207th Street, site ID #C231147. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan in the County of New York and is located at 408 West 207th Street.

Access the application, work plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C231147/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Inwood Library, 4857 Broadway, New York, NY 10034.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Kyle Forster at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at kyle.forster@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-8644. All comments must be submitted by July 23, 2021.

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 500 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 550 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