The City of Glen Cove reached another milestone in the environmental remediation of the second to last Brownfield parcel along the City’s 56 acre Waterfront Revitalization Area formerly known as Gladsky Marine site. The site was among the most highly contaminated industrial areas in the State of New York as a result of a marina and marine repair facility along Glen Cove Creek which was in operation from the early 1970s until its closure in 1999. Now the site is ready for productive use thanks to the support and guidance of our New York State and Nassau County partners as well as the USEPA and NYS DEC regulatory agencies. We are also extremely grateful to the New York Congressional Delegation, specifically NYS Senator Charles Schumer, and U.S. Congressman Peter King, for all of their support through the various stages and efforts of this revitalization effort.
The Garvies Point Waterfront Revitalization shall serve as a National Model for sustainable development and Brownfield reclamation while providing local residents with vibrant public parks, pedestrian plazas, walking and cycling paths, restored public beaches and a reconstructed public boat ramp. In partnership with RXR Glen Isle, the redevelopment will include 1,110 residential units (includes 10% workforce housing); 25,000 square foot retail/restaurant/cultural space; 50,000 square feet of commercial office space; 85 new boat slips; and nearly 28 acres of accessible public open space of which 22.5 acres create a necklace of waterfront parks with an esplanade connecting the project to our downtown. The Gladsky site is now suitable to become part of the planned green space and Pedestrian Park and Esplanade.
The progress we celebrate today has set the stage for renewed economic activity, job creation, open space, much needed tax dollars and a revitalized waterfront for our community and our region for future generations of Glen Covers and residents of the north shore and Long Island.
The Glen Cove CDA acts as grant coordinator for the City of Glen Cove. Since 1999, Glen Cove has received various grants from federal and state agencies to identify potential Brownfield sites, conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental investigations and restore sites for redevelopment. A Brownfield Project is a property by which the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The CDA and IDA currently both have Brownfield grants for the clean up of the Gladsky and Doxey properties.
Glen Cove Creek Waterfront Revitalization Area
The City of Glen Cove, the Glen Cove CDA, and the Glen Cove Industrial Development Agency “IDA” have been working together to reclaim the properties surrounding Glen Cove Creek and restore them for enhanced uses. The Glen Cove Waterfront is located in Glen Cove’s Urban Renewal Area and in a Nassau County Empire Zone.
The CDA manages the activities, which prepare the redevelopment area for disposition and redevelopment such as further site investigation and cleanup support, surveying, professional engineering, appraisal service, legal services, and payment of interest on a Section 108 Loan used to purchase the properties along the waterfront.
The developer has designed a plan that will incorporate sound environmental practices with commercial, residential and recreational elements and it has been approved by the IDA and CDA board as well as the City of Glen Cove Planning Board. Click on Waterfront Plan approved in October 2014 and Amended Waterfront Plan approved in September 2015 for detailed summary of project.
See aerial photo taken 2008 (below) of waterfront revitalization area pre-remediation.
The Glen Cove CDA offers a matching grant commercial rehabilitation program. The program offers façade improvements for storefronts in the downtown area. Commercial rehabilitation funds can include windows, doors, awnings and outdoor lighting. The program is offered on a first come/first serve basis.
The Glen Cove Cinema and the Downtown Cafe are two projects that were assisted through the CDA's Commerical Rehabilitation Program.
For further information about the Glen Cove Commercial Rehabilitation Grant program, click on "Applications and Forms" on the website.
The Glen Cove CDA’s Sign Program offers a maximum of $500 per sign, based on funding availablity, for CDA board approved signs to business owners in our downtown or urban renewal areas. Applicants must secure a City of Glen Cove Building Department permit before completing the Sign Grant application and return it to the CDA for approval.
For Sign Grant guidelines and application, click on "Applications and Forms" on this website.