608-610 East Fordham Road Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application for Site on East Fordham Rd., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from GC Fordham Road Development LLC for a site known as 608-610 East Fordham Road Site, site ID #C203164. This site is located in the City of New York, within Bronx County, and is located at 608-610 East Fordham Road.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203164/. The documents also are available at the document repositories located at the Bronx Community Board #6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, Room 403-A, Bronx, NY 10457 and at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the Project Manager, David Gao, at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at David.Gao@dec.ny.gov; or call (518) 402-9690. All comments must be submitted by March 10, 2023.

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