City of Glen Cove Waterfront Revitalization Plan Brownfield Redevelopment
Working closely with the City of Glen Cove’s Community Development Agency /Industrial Development Agency for over two decades, D&B has been providing critical environmental engineering / technical services in support of both the City’s Waterfront Revitalization Plan (WRP) and its Brownfield Program. Initiated as an Urban Renewal Project in 1964, Glen Cove’s Waterfront Revitalization Plan united federal, state, and local authorities behind a shared goal of reclaiming a blighted 52-acre industrial waterfront for public benefit and enjoyment. The efforts of multiple governmental entities have collaborated to provide adaptive reuse for: National Priority List sites, State Superfund sites, Brownfield Sites and hazardous waste storage sites. To date, over $100 million in public and private funding has been invested in assessment, remediation and infrastructure in support of the WRP.
The WRP is considered to be one of the most complex, aggressive, and successful programs in New York State. The WRP also serves as a national model for sustainable development and Brownfield reclamation, offering vibrant public parks, pedestrian plazas, walking and cycling paths, restored public beaches and a reconstructed public boat ramp. Redevelopment plans also offer multiple housing types including condominiums, townhouses and lofts, all within walking distance of the project’s commercial area and landmark ferry terminal with transit service to Manhattan and other destinations. To that end, the USEPA designated the City of Glen Cove as a National Brownfield Showcase Community. In addition, the NYSDOH identified the City as an “Area of Concentrated Development” and a “Maritime Center” in its Coastal Management Plan.