Mechanicville Revitalization Plan – Phase II
The City of Mechanicville has been awarded a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study grant from the NYS Department of State (DOS) to develop community-based strategies to guide future planning for the revitalization of approximately 28 brownfield sites situated within 3 key subareas that cover a 561-acre area focused primarily on the community’s business district and waterfront areas. Barton & Loguidice, P.C. (B&L) and Camoin Associates are working with the City to complete a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study.
What is a Brownfield Opportunity Area?
New York State Department of State's Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program Overview
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program, under the New York State Department of State, provides municipalities and community based organizations with assistance to complete area-wide planning approaches to brownfield redevelopment. A “brownfield” or “brownfield site” is defined in New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 27, Title 14, as any real property, the redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a contaminant.
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program enables municipalities and community based organizations to:
The BOA Program contains the following three (3) phases:
- Address a range of problems posed by municipal brownfield sites;
- Build consensus on the future uses for the area with an emphasis on strategic brownfield sites; and
- Establish the multi-agency and private-sector partnerships necessary to leverage assistance and investments to revitalize neighborhoods and communities.
Additional information regarding the New York State Department of State's Conservation’s Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program can be found at http://www.nycommunities-waterfronts.com/CommunitiesWaterfronts/WhatWeDo/CommunityRevitalization.aspx For more information about the study area, please see Project Overview.
- Pre-Nomination Phase
Preliminary analysis of areas affected by brownfields or underutilized sites and basic evaluation of revitalization potential.
- Nomination Phase
In-depth and thorough analysis of affected areas, including an economic and market trends analysis; with emphasis on identification and reuse potential of sites that could be catalysts for revitalization.
- Implementation Phase
Identifies specific actions/techniques to implement area-wide plan in accordance with State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), including site assessments if additional environmental information is required.