691 Lenox Avenue – Phase 1 Site (Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Lenox Ave., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from One45 Lenox LLC for a site known as 691 Lenox Avenue – Phase 1, site ID #C231145. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 691 Lenox Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C231145/. The documents also are available at the document repository located at the Countee Cullen Library, 104 West 136th Street, New York, NY, 10030; and at the Manhattan Community Board 10, 215 West 125th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10027.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Manfred Magloire at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at manfred.magloire@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-4078. All comments must be submitted by August 20, 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