945 Kenmore Ave
Below is an abbreviated version of work plans in PDF form for download. To view the complete document, please contact DEC or visit the document repositories listed under Where to Find Information.
- October 2016 Fact Sheet (4 page PDF, 114 KB)
- June 2015 Fact Sheet (4 page PDF, 274 KB)
- Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan (50 page PDF, 1.98 MB)
- November 2014 Fact Sheet (4 page PDF, 247 KB)
- Brownfield Cleanup Program Application (12 page PDF, 498 KB)
- Citizen Participation Plan (17 page PDF, 791 KB)
- Remedial Investigation Work Plan (49 page PDF, 1 MB)
Site Location: The proposed BCP site is located at 945 Kenmore Avenue at the intersections of South Irving Terrace, Kenmore Avenue, and Fairmount Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, Erie County.
Site Features: The site consists of one 0.552 acre parcel which is developed with a one single-story structure that was constructed in 1949. Over three-quarters of the site is currently covered with asphaltic pavement and the remnants of a concrete slab.
Current Zoning and Land Use: The site is within a C-General Business district and is currently vacant.
Past Use of the Site: Project Site was utilized as a gasoline station from at least 1950 to 1986 and as an automotive repair facility from at least 1958 to 2010; such operations included automotive body repair work from at least 1994 to 2010.
Site Geology and Hydrogeology: Bedrock underlying the site consists of the Upper Silurian Akron Dolostone and Salina Group; specifically, the Camillus, Syracuse, and Vernon Formations, described as shale, dolostone, salt, and gypsum. Thickness generally ranges between 400 and 700 feet. Surface deposits in the area of the site consist of lacustrine silt and clay. Thickness is variable, and generally ranges up to 300 feet. Groundwater is between approximately 10 and 20 feet below ground surface. Groundwater flow is likely to the west.
Additional site details, including environmental and health assessment summaries, are available on DEC's website.
Brownfield Cleanup Program
New York's BCP encourages the voluntary cleanup of contaminated properties known as "brownfields" so that they can be reused and redeveloped. These uses 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
Public interest in this project is valued and appreciated. Project documents are available at the following location to help the public stay informed. You may also view electronic versions of project documents in the Digital Files section above (if available). Large documents may be abbreviated to meet DEC's file size requirements for posting to the website. Hard copies of full project documents are available at the listed locations.
NYS DEC Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(Call for appointment)
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
160 Delaware Road
Kenmore, NY 14217
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
Site-Related Health Questions
Corning Tower, Room 1787
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
For More Information
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