The Newtown Creek BOA is a community-based economic development planning process focused on the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites along Newtown Creek. The objective of the BOA is to create a 21st Century approach to enhancing and reutilizing sites within one of New York City’s most important maritime industrial areas. The Newtown Creek BOA will focus on preserving industry, cultivating new industrial uses, exploring opportunities for new infrastructure, increasing waterfront access and open space, and enhancing the interconnections between those who live and work near the Creek. The planning process will encompass land use and real estate analysis, urban design, social and demographic trends, business and labor trends, site contamination, transportation and infrastructure. While the BOA will not directly address water quality issues, it will work to place brownfield redevelopment in the context of existing and proposed water cleanup efforts, including the federal Superfund designation.
The Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study is a joint initiative of the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC), Riverkeeper and the Newtown Creek Alliance.
Completion of BOA Step 2 Process
Since the completion of the Newtown Creek BOA Step 2 Nomination Report, the BOA Partners are now waiting for the approval of our Step 3 application by the State of New York. Until that time, we will do our best to keep you up to date on projects occurring along the creek that advance the mission of this BOA project.
Newtown Creek BOA Final Report 2012
GMDC is proud to announce the release of our completed Step 2 Nomination Report for the Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area. This report describes the challenges that Newtown Creek faces as a Brownfield Opportunity Area, and outlines the goals that GMDC, along with its partners, Riverkeeper and the Newtown Creek Alliance, have established for restoring Newtown Creek into a fully functional and environmentally stable industrial area. The report includes recommendations for enhancement and reutilization of sites along with creek so as to re-establish the area as one of the country’s most significant maritime industrial communities. Click here…
Boa Public Meeting Presentation!
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