Region 5 - North Country
The City of Ogdensburg will complete a Nomination for a 330-acre waterfront area characterized by at least 13 brownfields and vacant sites located along the St. Lawrence and Oswegatchie Rivers. The primary community revitalization objective is to return brownfields and underutilized waterfront sites to productive economic use.
The City of Plattsburgh will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 1,300-acre area characterized with 50 to 60 potential brownfield sites that are located in their downtown and along Lake Champlain. A primary objective is to facilitate the investigation, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields in ways that return properties to productive use and enhance the City's natural and built environments.
The Town of Canton, in partnership with the Village of Canton, will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 57 acre area characterized with 10 brownfield sites that are located along the shoreline of the Grasse River. The primary community revitalization objectives to be achieved are: achieving economic growth within the business districts that are adjacent to the brownfield target areas; protecting the natural resources and the eco-system that comprise the Grasse River and its adjoining boundaries; encouraging future economic development initiatives along the Grasse River; and increasing use of riverfront properties for both commercial and residential development within the framework of a protected plan of growth and development.
The Town and Village of Malone will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 300-acre area characterized with 20-30 potential brownfield sites located across the Village and Town, with a particular concentration along the Salmon River. The primary community revitalization objectives include: identifying and investigating brownfield sites for redevelopment; and returning affected properties to good environmental health and productive use.
The Village of Tupper Lake will complete a Nomination for an approximately 290-acre area characterized by seven potential brownfield sites within the Village's downtown and waterfront commercial area. The primary objectives include: enhancing the community's appeal for year round tourism; attracting and retaining private sector industries; and providing job opportunities for the community's youth.
The Village of Lyons Falls and the County of Lewis will complete a Nomination for an approximately 627-acre area characterized with four potential brownfield sites located in the Village of Lyons Falls. The primary revitalization objectives include: redeveloping an abandoned mill site and other sites; providing affordable housing; and improving the village's downtown and economy.
St. Lawrence County will complete a Nomination for an approximately 485-acre area characterized by a 200-acre brownfield site located in the Town of Massena. The primary community revitalization objectives are to: identify and assess appropriate reuse options that will positively contribute to the region; create jobs and enhance the local tax base; diversify the local economy; and capitalize on the strategic location and infrastructure assets. Project funding will complement ongoing remediation that is being undertaken in cooperation with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and is addressing on-site soil, surface water, and groundwater contamination.