New York’s BOA program benefits government agency partners by identifying redevelopment opportunities, assessing environmental challenges and creating detailed analyses that facilitate approval of state and federal funding programs.
Here’s how BOA helps:
Fosters Partnerships Between Communities and State Agencies - Establishes a working partnership to address a variety of issues related to community revitalization, zoning, site clean-up and redevelopment, economic renewal, improving transportation systems and infrastructure, and improving environmental quality.
Establishes a Community Vision and Strategy for Revitalization - A community based revitalization and implementation strategy is established to spur investment in distressed areas and set clear priorities for redevelopment, community renewal and improved quality of life.
Provides a Remediation Strategy for Catalyst Sites - Site assessments determine the nature and extent of contamination for strategic sites expected to catalyze redevelopment, helping communities better understand options and costs for remediation and redevelopment.
Site Inventory - Provides an accurate inventory of brownfields and other underutilized properties to serve as a basis for identifying strategic opportunities.
Defines Future Uses and Businesses - Identifies the types of uses and businesses that are desired by the community, a key for successful brownfield redevelopment.
Increases Predictability For Investors - Clarifies community acceptance by giving investors and developers a clear indication of uses and businesses that the community wants, and does not want, as expressed in the strategy.
Fulfills Community Development Needs - Helps communities work more effectively with developers to transform brownfields and attract desirable new uses and businesses that will contribute to the community in a beneficial way, generating jobs and revenues.
Improves Environmental Quality – Implementation of revitalization strategy results in clean-up of contaminated properties, removal of eyesores, and implementation of other environmental and public improvement projects identified in the strategy.