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fort edward brownfield opportunity area (BOA) nomination study

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 Fort Edward Downtown Renaissance BOA Nomination Study
 

The Town of Fort Edward has contracted with the team of Barton & Loguidice, P.C. (B&L) to complete a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study for the Town of Fort Edward.   The Town and Village of Fort Edward have embarked on a joint planning process toward revitalization of a 428-acre area that is focused primarily on the community's business district and waterfront area along the Route 4 and East Street Corridors.

 

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:

  • 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.
The BOA Program contains the following three (3) phases:
  1. Pre-Nomination Phase
    Preliminary analysis of areas affected by brownfields or underutilized sites and basic evaluation of revitalization potential.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.

  

 


Meeting Announcement:

A public visioning workshop will be held March 31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Edward Village Fire House community room.

This will be a joint workshop between the Northeast Industrial Reuse and Development Strategy and the Downtown Renaissance BOA.

Check back soon for more information and details about the event
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