Sustainable Long Island has released its 2011 Brownfields to Greenfield$ Manual: A How-to Guide on Brownfields Redevelopment, a revision updated from the 2006 version.
“I have always felt that the State’s brownfield programs were indispensable in getting these urban eyesores back on the tax rolls and making them community assets rather than letting them eat away at the heart of our cities, towns and villages,” said New York State Senator Carl Marcellino. “ These programs promote and the Manual enhances the physical, economic and social revitalization of our communities.”
Sustainable Long Island says the purpose of this “roadmap” is to provide an understanding of the brownfield redevelopment process and the opportunities available in New York. Brownfields to Greenfield$ is designed to provide information for local government officials seeking to facilitate brownfield redevelopment in their communities, citizens hoping to understand how the process affects them, developers and investors seeking to participate in this growing marketplace, groups that wish to facilitate the redevelopment process, and end-users of redeveloped property.
“Since its launch in 1998, Sustainable Long Island’s brownfield redevelopment projects have produced concrete results in numerous communities across Long Island and this manual is just the latest testament of our work,” said Ruth Negron-Gaines, Sustainable Long Island Board President. “The ultimate goal is to facilitate full stakeholder participation in the brownfield redevelopment process. Through the transfer of information, collaboration among brownfield stakeholders can promote sustainability and smart growth; creating a positive future for New York‘s environment and economy.”
The manual provides information on: New York State, federal and private funding and financial incentives; technical assistance and liability protection available for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites in New York State; and an overview of the various brownfield programs offered by New York State. The 2011 Brownfields to Greenfield$ manual can be viewed in its entirety on Sustainable Long Island’s website at www.sustainableli.org