Queensboro Lanes Site (Long Island City) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Work Plan for Site on Queens Plaza North, Long Island City

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Queens Plaza North New York, LLC, Estia Realty LLC, Vadiel Properties LLC and VVI Properties LLC for a site known as Queensboro Lanes Site, site ID #C241257. This site is located in Long Island City within the County of Queens, and is located at 25-01 Queens Plaza North and an adjacent unaddressed lot fronting Crescent Street.

Access the application, work plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241257/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Queens Public Library at Long Island City, 3744 21st Street, 1st Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101 and Queens Community Board 1, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications and work plans. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Ruth Curley at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at ruth.curley@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9480. All comments must be submitted by August 27, 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