For the third straight year, a brownfield project we have worked on has been recognized for one of the Brownfield Awards issued annually by the NYC Brownfield Partnership to promote excellence in brownfield redevelopment.
Each year the NYC Brownfield Partnership formally recognizes successful NYC brownfield clean-up and redevelopment projects at the Big Apple Brownfield Awards (BABA) ceremony. Projects are selected for their positive effects on the community and have demonstrated excellence in the following areas: Affordable Housing, Brownfield Opportunity Area Connectivity, Collaboration, Community Outreach, Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Green Building, Innovation, Open Space, and Sustainable Remediation.
To o be eligible for a Big Apple Brownfield Award, the project must:
– Be located within the five boroughs of New York City;
– Have been impacted by an environmental contamination issue;
– Have participated in an environmental remediation regulatory program; and,
– Have received final regulatory signoff by December 31st of the preceding year. Examples of final regulatory signoff include: Notice of Satisfaction, Notice of Completion, Certificate of Completion, Declaration of covenant not to sue, or ‘No Further Action’ letter.
The project we worked on, Prospect Court Housinh, was an affordable housing project with 58 units of affordable housing, retail and community space. It was recognized for the Innovation category. Congratulations to Sam Gaccione and his team at TNS Development Group. Special kudos also to Paul Ciminello of Ecosystems Strategies whose remedial plan had to overcome some challenging geology. Soil/groundwater and soil vapors were remediated using both in-situ and ex-situ treatment. Groundwater remediation included lateral wells and pits in bedrock chambers due to very shallow bedrock..
The 5th Annual NYC Big Apple Brownfield Award ceremony will be held on April 24th from 4:30 – 7:00 PM at the New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.. For more information about the award ceremony and the NYC Partnership, please visit: http://www.nycbrownfieldpartnership.org/