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Environmental Cleanup Success Stories

Remediation and Reuse

In addition to the significant environmental benefits of brownfield cleanup, the reuse of brownfield sites can enhance communities in a variety of ways. The following examples highlight site cleanups and reuses that will greatly improve New York's economic and ecological landscape.

Live-Work-Play Center

Completed Remington Lofts complex

Remington Lofts - By providing cleanup oversight, liability relief, and tax credits for cleanup and redevelopment, the Brownfield Cleanup Program was instrumental in this site's transformation.

New Industry and Clean Energy

Site in remediation with wind turbine in background

Tecumseh Business Park - A project in DEC's Brownfield Cleanup Program includes a $54 million new tubing manufacturing plant and $6 million rail line, both under construction. The site also contains an eight turbine wind farm that produces an estimated 20 mega watts of clean electric power.

Urban Park

Elmhurst Park sign

Elmhurst Former Gas Holders- Site owners intended to sell this property for commercial purposes. After community groups expressed the need for a public park, however, the owners agreed to sell the land to New York City for $1.

Revitalization of Abandoned Lot

Jared Holt townhouses

Former Jared Holt Manufacturing - Participation in DEC's Environmental Restoration Program allowed the City of Albany to complete an important phase of its South End Revitalization Project.

Underground Storage Tank Removal and Cleanup

leaking underground storage tank removed from elementary school

Abraham Wing Elementary School - DEC staff provided a quick response to an underground storage tank failure at a school in Glens Falls, New York.

New High-Tech Company

Aerial view of Plasmaco building

Former Panasonic Display - After cleanup through the State Superfund Program, this site was sold to Prism Solar Technologies for the production of solar panels.

Affordable Housing

Completed Crotona Park building

1800 Southern Boulevard - This project, located at the intersection of Boston Road and Southern Boulevard at East 17th Street in the Bronx, won a Big Apple Brownfield Award in May 2012.

New Municipal Building

New municipal building for the Town and Village of Adams

Town and Village of Adams - This once abandoned site is now used as a village office in addition to space for the South Jefferson Rescue Squad.


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