New York state is issuing too much tax credit for the development of formerly contaminated brownfield sites in areas that aren’t located where the money is needed, according to a report released by the Albany-based environmental protection watchdog group Environmental Advocates of New York. In addition, Environmental Advocates found the tax incentive is often based [...]
As George H. Moses, executive director of the nonprofit Group 14621 Community Association Inc., explains, brownfield site clean up and remediation is something the City of Rochester commonly does, but that is unique for a community organization. Rochester has a significant number of brownfields in areas that used to be used for industry, and remediation [...]
The Upstate New York Chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate development association, is calling on the state Senate and Assembly to include the Brownfields program in their respective budget submissions. The association, joined by its New York City and Westchester chapters, is asking for continuation of the program which is scheduled to sunset in [...]
Contaminated and previously contaminated brownfield sites abound in western New York, and two of the biggest ones have been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Laboratory, as possible solar or wind power renewable energy sites. A total of 3,500 acres of the South Buffalo/Buffalo River area [...]
Two formerly contaminated brownfields in Rochester are officially cleaned up and poised for redevelopment, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis announced Wednesday.