1885 Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plans

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plans for Site on Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 1885 Atlantic Realty LLC for a site known as 1885 Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment, site ID #C224347. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 1885 Atlantic Avenue.

Access the application, work plans and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224347/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Brooklyn Public Library-Brownsville Branch, 61 Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St., Brooklyn, NY 11212 and Brooklyn Community Board 3, 1360 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11216.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications and work plans. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Sadique Ahmed at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at sadique.ahmed@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9656. All comments must be submitted by January 28, 2022.

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