BOA Community Projects

Region 4 - Capital Region


 

Affordable Housing Partnership of the Capital Region, Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood – Step 1

The Affordable Housing Partnership of the Capital Region will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximately 150-acre area characterized by widespread abandonment and the presence of an estimated 50 plus potential brownfield or vacant sites that hinder redevelopment in Albany's Sheridan Hollow neighborhood. The primary community revitalization objectives are to: assess existing economic and environmental conditions; and determine the redevelopment potential and best use of strategic sites that will have a positive community impact.

City of Albany, Arbor Hill, Riverfront, Southend Neighborhoods - Step 1

The City of Albany will complete a Pre-Nomination Study as part of the City's comprehensive plan. The brownfield section will identify clusters of brownfield and underutilized lands that could be advanced through the BOA Program. The primary community revitalization objectives include: developing a citywide vision with goals and objectives; identifying and evaluating areas affected by concentrations of brownfield and vacant or underutilized sites for potential redevelopment; and promoting economic revitalization.

City of Cohoes, Delaware Avenue Corridor - Step 1

The City of Cohoes will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 505 acre area characterized with approximately 15 potential brownfield sites that are located along the Hudson River waterfront including Delaware Avenue Corridor and Van Schaick Island. The primary community revitalization objectives include: redeveloping vacant or underutilized properties along the City's Hudson River waterfront; and improving access to and protection of the City's Hudson River waterfront.

City of Cohoes, Interstate I-787 Corridor – Step 2

The City of Cohoes will complete a Nomination for an approximately 413-acre area characterized with several
potential brownfields sites that are located in the Interstate 787 corridor and adjacent communities. The primary
community revitalization objectives include: improving and building on the City's unique urban character as a place to reside, work and recreate; establishing conditions to attract appropriate commercial development in easily accessible areas adjacent to the City's historic downtown, business district and major transportation corridors; and improving recreational use opportunities associated with the Mohawk and Hudson River waterfronts.

City of Glen Falls, Hudson River - Step 1

The City of Glens Falls will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 1,300-acre area characterized with 35 to 45 potential brownfield sites that are located in the city's downtown and along the Hudson River. The City seeks to redevelop vacant and underutilized properties, and reuse existing buildings to encourage new business investment, foster job-creation, and to improve related infrastructure, recreational and cultural resources.

City of Hudson/Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency, Hudson Riverfront - Step 1

The City of Hudson will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 320-acre area characterized by at least fifteen potential brownfield sites that are located in the Waterfront Neighborhood. The primary community revitalization objectives include: improving access to the amenities available at the waterfront; encouraging economic development of underutilized parcels; mitigating environmental health concerns; and improving environmental quality.

City of Mechanicville, Waterfront/Urban Core - Step 2

The City of Mechanicville will complete a Nomination for a 561-acre area that has 28 potential brownfield sites in three key subareas. The primary objective is to foster new, compatible economic development in these areas.

City of Rensselaer, Urban Core - Step 2

The City of Rensselaer will complete a Pre-Nomination study for an approximate 430-acre area containing potential brownfield sites located within the "urban core" of the City of Rensselaer. The primary community revitalization objectives include: redeveloping brownfields for industrial, commercial, or retail operations; increasing use of the Hudson Riverfront and local businesses; and improving riverfront accessibility for inhabitants of the City and neighboring communities.

City of Schenectady - Step 1

The City of Schenectady will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 4,000-acre area characterized with eight potential brownfield sites located along the Mohawk River, downtown and residential areas. This project is part of an effort to revitalize the local economy. Potential environmental conditions associated with the city's manufacturing history have become a barrier due to known or perceived contamination at properties with high redevelopment potential.

City of Troy, North-Central - Step 1

The City of Troy will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 600-acre study area, characterized with 17 potential brownfield sites that are located in the North-Central neighborhood on the Hudson River north of the City's downtown. Project objectives are to redevelop North-Central riverfront and provide for public amenities. The project aims to reverse property depreciation due to abandoned industrial properties, limited access to riverfront properties, environmental contamination, and job loss.

Greater Glens Falls Local Development Corporation, Warren Street – Step 1

The Greater Glens Falls Local Development Corporation will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximately 730-acre area characterized by 30 brownfield and underutilized sites located within the Warren Street Corridor, a primary gateway to the city's downtown. The Warren Street area represents prime opportunities to build on recent revitalization successes by fostering redevelopment along the primary commercial corridor connecting the city's industrial base and downtown with eastern New York and Vermont.

Town of Fort Edward, Northeast Village - Step 2

The Town of Fort Edward will complete a Nomination for an approximately 106-acre area characterized with four brownfield sites that are located in the northeast corner of the Village of Fort Edward and northern portion of the Town of Fort Edward. The primary objective is to establish a revitalization plan that determines the best reuse for several properties.

Town of Fort Edward, Downtown - Step 2

The Town of Fort Edward will complete a Nomination for an approximately 428-acre area characterized with nine brownfield sites that are located in Fort Edward's downtown. The primary objective is to establish a revitalization plan for the downtown that identifies redevelopment opportunities for properties located in the existing Empire Zone.

Town of Glenville, Industrial Park - Step 1

The Town of Glenville will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an estimated 50- to 100-acre study area characterized with potential brownfield sites that are located in the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park. The project will address the issues of potential contamination, under-utilization and blight within and surrounding the Industrial Park, Corporations Park and the Burgess property. This project will aid community efforts to implement a strategic redevelopment plan to revitalize properties and promote economic development.

Town of North Greenbush, Wynantskill Main Street - Step 1

The Town of North Greenbush will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 51-acre area characterized with 3 potential brownfield sites that are located in the Main Avenue Corridor of Wynantskill located in the northern portion of the Town of North Greenbush. The primary objectives to be achieved include: identifying all brownfields within the study area; identifying appropriate uses for brownfields and all abandoned and underutilized properties; and obtaining support for development of appropriate businesses that will enhance Main Avenue business and create permanent, full-time employment.

Town of Queensbury/Warren County Economic Development Corporation, South Queensbury - Step 1

The Town of Queensbury and the Warren County Economic Development Corporation will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 400 acre area characterized with approximately 20 potential brownfield sites that are located in South Queensbury. Community revitalization objectives include revitalization and full use of vacant and underutilized commercial and industrial properties; and stabilization and improvement of housing values.

Town of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Junction - Step 2

The Town of Rotterdam will complete a Nomination for a 570-acre area characterized by seven or more potential brownfield sites in close proximity to Town owned property and the Historic Erie Canal and the Canalway Trail. The primary objective is to complete a revitalization plan for brownfields within the context of the Town Comprehensive Plan, including the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. The primary revitalization objectives of the community is to improve the local economy by fostering redevelopment while simultaneously protecting the water quality of the Great Flats Aquifer and critical groundwater resources of Rotterdam Junction and Schenectady County.

Town & Village of Stillwater - Step 1

The Town and Village of Stillwater will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 2,650-acre area characterized with up to 13 brownfield sites that are located along the Hudson River and inland areas located in the Town and Village. Project objectives are to identify lands that are contaminated and to foster key economic development and community revitalization projects that will benefit the local community.

Village of Catskill, Catskill Creek - Step 1

The Village of Catskill will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 108-acre area characterized with seven potential brownfield sites located within the neighborhood that is bordered on the east by the Hudson River and on the west by the Catskill Creek. The primary community revitalization objectives to be achieved include: establishing a plan for relocating incompatible uses for the waterfront corridor; eliminating environmental threats to natural resources; and providing a strategy to maximize appropriate development.

Village of Hudson Falls, Downtown and Waterfront – Step 2

The Village of Hudson Falls will complete a Nomination for an approximately 286-acre area characterized with 20 potential brownfield and vacant sites that are located in the Village's commercial and residential areas and along historical transportation routes including Route 5 and the historic Feeder Canal. The primary community
revitalization objectives include: redeveloping brownfields to establish new businesses and housing opportunities; improving the downtown's appearance, including the attractiveness of main transportations routes into the Village; spurring commercial and residential growth; and creating increased recreational opportunities.

Village of Philmont, Philmont Reservoir Area –Step 2

The Village of Philmont will complete a Nomination for an area characterized by potential brownfield sites that are within close proximity to the Summit Reservoir. The primary community revitalization objective is to create a community-based revitalization strategy with an emphasis on the reuse potential of strategic brownfield sites for new uses such as housing, retail, commercial, and public amenities such as lake-side parks.

Village of Victory - Step 1

The Village of Victory will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 14-acre brownfield area characterized with several parcels that are located along Fish Creek, a tributary to the Hudson River. The Village seeks to spur revitalization of the Village by cleaning-up and reusing an abandoned mill site and adjacent vacant and abandoned properties to create new businesses and employment opportunities.