FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
Governor Names New Cassel in North Hempstead a Brownfield Opportunity Area
Community will receive priority for funding to transform and revitalize land
North Hempstead, NY –North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilmember Viviana Russell and Town Board members are proud to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has designated New Cassel as a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) as one of 11 communities in the state to be selected. The New York Department of State accepted the nominations for the BOAs and has determined they meet the necessary requirements and criteria for designation. The BOA program helps participants develop revitalization strategies that focus on returning dormant and blighted areas into productive communities of economic growth and development.
“We are thrilled to receive news of the designation by Governor Cuomo and the Department of State of the New Cassel Brownfield Opportunity Area, which will aid in our ongoing revitalization efforts in the Town,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “We will continue our efforts to generate quality of life improvements and economic development for the benefit of the New Cassel community.”
Councilmember Russell said “The State’s designation of the New Cassel Brownfield Opportunity Area is vital to our ongoing revitalization efforts of New Cassel. This is an important step in laying the groundwork for future planning for this community and I thank Governor Cuomo and the Department of State for their efforts.”
The New Cassel site is 520 acres. Designation as a BOA strengthens the Town’s applications for grant funding to be used for cleanup and redevelopment of any sites within the area; increased economic activity and jobs; new housing opportunities; development; development of distinctive attractive community with a strong sense of place and improved public safety; and improved community facilities, such as open space and recreational facilities. Developers of projects in New Cassel may be eligible to take advantage of NYS tax credits.
For more information on the New Cassel Brownfield Opportunity Area, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.