BOA Community Projects

Region 6 - Mohawk Valley


City of Amsterdam, Northern/Eastern Neighborhoods - Step 1

The City of Amsterdam will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 50 acre area characterized by five potential brownfield sites that are located within the City's northern and eastern neighborhoods. The primary community revitalization objective include: returning empty or dilapidated mill structures back to productive use; and generating new employment opportunities and tax revenues.

City of Amsterdam, Downtown Via Ponte – Step 2

The City of Amsterdam will complete a Nomination for an approximately 381-acre area characterized with 28
brownfields and vacant sites that are located in the City's downtown. The primary community revitalization
objectives include: strengthening the downtown's commercial core and tax base with new residential, commercial, and office uses; identifying rail transportation options; and establishing a definitive pedestrian and vehicular connection between the southside neighborhoods and the waterfront and downtown.

City of Johnstown - Step 1

The City of Johnstown will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 4,000-acre area characterized with more than 24 potential brownfield sites. The City's objectives are to redevelop brownfields for residential, commercial, and light industrial uses and tourist attractions.

City of Oneonta, D&H Rail Yard - Step 2

The City of Oneonta will complete a Nomination for an approximate 460- acre area characterized with several potential brownfields sites located by the former Delaware and Hudson rail yard, the surrounding residential neighborhoods, and the City's downtown business district. The primary community revitalization objectives to be achieved include: utilizing the City's wealth of natural, cultural, and transportation resources; promoting commercial and/or industrial development on underutilized commercial and industrial properties; and improving the quality of life for City residents that live near the former rail yards.

City of Oneonta, Factory Street/New Island - Step 1

The City of Oneonta will complete a Pre-Nomination for an approximately 378-acre area characterized with several potential brownfields sites that are located within the Factory Street/New Island area at the City's eastern end. The primary community revitalization objectives to be achieved by this project include: redeveloping vacant and/or underutilized brownfields sites into productive properties that will help foster economic growth within the City; connecting of previously underutilized commercial and industrial properties to the City's cultural and natural resources; and supporting the transformation of the City to a destination for education, arts, and recreational activities in Central New York.

City of Rome, South Rome - Step 1

The City of Rome will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 50-acre area characterized with close to 48 potential brownfield sites along a corridor defined by Erie Blvd, Route 69, Wood Creek and Martin Street. The primary community revitalization objectives are: achieving appropriate community redevelopment to improve neighborhoods; and improving quality of life and the environment.

City of Rome, Downtown Rome – Step 3

The City of Rome will complete an Implementation Strategy for the Downtown Rome Brownfield Opportunity
Area which consists of a 513 acre area characterized by 364 potential brownfield and vacant sites. These sites are
located within the City center, near the Erie Canal and Mohawk Rive, and the East Rome industrial park. The
primary revitalization objective is to clean-up and redevelop strategic brownfield and vacant sites for a variety of
residential, commercial, office and recreational uses. The Implementation Strategy will include: land use
implementation techniques including: revised zoning and urban design guidelines; marketing of strategic sites to
attract developer interest; developing a local management structure to ensure plan implementation; and compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review requirements.

City of Utica, Erie Canal Industrial Corridor - Step 1

The City of Utica will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 1,580-acre area characterized with over 50 potential brownfield sites located along the old Erie Canal. The Pre-Nomination will assess and plan for the reuse of brownfield sites in areas of historic significance.

Village of Frankfort, Main Street and Mohawk River – Step 1

The Village and Town of Frankfort will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximately 470-acre area
located along Main Street and the Mohawk River characterized by several brownfield and vacant sites. The primary objective to be achieved is to establish a common vision to return dormant sites back to productive use with businesses and recreational uses that best serve the two municipalities.