73-79 W. Huron St
- January 2015 Fact Sheet (4 page PDF, 175 KB)
- Draft Site Investigation/Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan (100 page PDF, 2.26 MB)
DEC is accepting written comments about the above draft work plan for 30 days, from January 20, 2015 through February 20, 2015.
View of 73-79 West Huron Street
Location: The site is located at 73-79 W. Huron Street, Buffalo, in Erie County. The site is approximately .576 acres in size.
Site Features: The site consists of a building and a parking lot. The six story rectangular parking garage is at 73 W Huron. The vacant parking garage is a brick structure with a basement and has a .34 acre footprint. The rectangular parking lot is located to the west of the parking garage. The asphalt paved parking lot is currently in use.
Current Zoning/Use: The parking lot portion of the site is used for commercial purposes. Following a site cleanup, the building will be redeveloped for mixed commercial/residential use.
Historical Use: The six-story building was constructed in the early 1900s as a horse stable. It was later converted to an automobile parking ramp. Historical activities included the use of petroleum products in above ground drums and underground tanks.
Geology and Hydrogeology:Soils beneath the asphalt parking lot consist of fine to medium sand with less than 20% silt and clay and intermittent fill. Groundwater is present at approximately 7.5 to 10 feet below ground surface and locally flows to the southeast.
Additional site details, including environmental and health assessment summaries, are available on DEC's website.
Brownfield Cleanup Program
New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) encourages the voluntary cleanup of contaminated properties known as "brownfields" so that they can be reused and redeveloped. These uses may include recreation, housing, business or other uses. A brownfield is any real property that is difficult to reuse or redevelop because of the presence or potential presence of contamination. For more information about the BCP, visit DEC's website.
Where to Find Information
Project documents are available at the following location to help the public stay informed.
Erie County Central Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Who to Contact
Comments and questions are always welcome and should be directed as follows:
Project Related Questions
Division of Environmental Remediation
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203-2915
Site-Related Health Questions
Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation Empire State
Plaza - Corning Tower Room 1787
Albany, NY 12237
For More Information
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Aerial view of 73-79 W. Huron St. site