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ENB - Region 9 Notices 7/12/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 31 Tonawanda Street, LLC for a site known as 31 Tonawanda Street, site ID #C915299. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 31 Tonawanda Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Riverside Branch Library, 820 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo, 14207.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager: Glenn May, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: glenn.may@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by August 11, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.

Contact: Glenn May, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: glenn.may@dec.ny.gov.



Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DF Fusion/Keystone Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the transformation of a former industrial property to mixed use commercial and residential uses, and the construction of a new five (5) story building. The site has been used for industrial purposes for nearly 80 years and this project represents a much-needed transformation of the property from industrial to primarily residential purposes. The project includes the demolition of a complex of heavily-impacted structures and the redevelopment of the less-impacted structures along the south-western boundary of the property for approximately 327 residential units targeted toward graduate students and other accessory retail and commercial uses. There will be approximately 200,000 square feet of residential and 1,500 square feet of retail/commercial uses. There will be on-site parking with a total of 230 spaces. The site will incorporate stormwater treatment on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements. The project is located at 2929 Main Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029.



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