The City of Glen Cove reached another milestone in the environmental remediation of the second to last Brownfield parcel along the City’s 52 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.
This Waterfront Revitalization Area 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 860 residential units, a 250 suite luxury hotel with banquet and meeting facilities, a spa and restaurant, 50,000 square feet of office space, 25,000 square feet of retail space, 85 new boat slips and nearly 20 acres of accessible public open space along the waterfront 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.
Glen Cove Waterfront Property
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 City of Glen Cove and its federal, state and local partners have remediated over 40 acres along Glen Cove Creek including the Captain’s Cove Superfund site and a portion of the Li Tungsten Superfund site.Special economic development funding is a necessary component for the completion of this Urban Renewal Project.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.
In 2003, the Glen Cove IDA signed a Land Disposition Agreement with a private developer for the redevelopment of 46+ acres along the north side of Glen Cove Creek.This development will reclaim the area for Glen Cove residents and allow much-needed public access to the waterfront.
Currently, 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 to be presented to the City of Glen Cove Planning Board.
WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION AREA PRESENTATION
In April of 2011, the Glen Cove IDA was invited to the 14th National Brownfields Conference, co-sponsored by the USEPA. The IDA was invited to give a presentation of the environmental successes in the Waterfront Revitalization Area. Click below to see the Power point Presentation that the IDA gave, describing the history and future uses of Glen Cove’s Waterfront.
Glen Cove Community Development Agency Completes Brownfield Cleanup Efforts at the Former Gladsky Marine Site
This site remediation is the second to the last Brownfield in the Cityís 52 acre Waterfront Revitalization Area (WRA).Under the current LDA, the redeveloperís plans for the WRA include 860 residential units; a 250 suite luxury hotel including banquet and meeting facilities, a luxury spa, and restaurant; 50,000 sq. ft. of office space; 25,000 sq. ft. of retail space; 85 new boat slips; trolleys servicing nearby bus and rail stations; and nearly 20 acres of accessible public open space along the waterfront and adjacent to the Garvies Point Preserve.The Open Space network provides for a continuous esplanade and open space ribbon along the entire length of the north side of Glen Cove Creek, connecting the project site to Glen Coveís Downtown. The Gladsky site is now suitable to become part of the planned green space and pedestrian park.
After completing the necessary Phase I and Phase II Environmental evaluations, the City of Glen Cove Community Development Agency (CDA), completed the competitive bidding process and selected the lowest responsible bidder, EnviroTrac, Ltd. as the prime contractor to commence remedial construction of the Former Gladsky Marine Site located at 51 Garvies Point Road in Glen Cove, New York.The Site, which is currently vacant, was previously home to the Gladsky Marine business, a marina and marine repair facility from the early 1970's until 1999.
Results of investigations performed at the site identified the presence of semi-volatile organic compounds and metals exceeding allowable standards, criteria and guidelines (SCGs) within surface and subsurface soils throughout the site.Additionally, a portion of the site along the existing bulkhead was found to contain asbestos containing materials (ACM) within surface and subsurface soils. Construction efforts were partially funded through grants obtained under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Brownfield Cleanup Grant Program and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Environmental Restoration Program.Additional funding was provided through an agreement between Nassau County and the CDA utilizing USEPA Brownfield Revolving Loan Funds.These programs are designed to provide assistance to municipalities for the reimbursement of investigation and remediation costs to promote redevelopment of blighted areas for commercial, industrial, residential or public reuse.
Remedial construction activities included:
Demolition of on-site wood-frame structure, including disconnection of existing utilities;
Closure of existing on-site sanitary Underground Injection Control(UIC) structure;
Excavation and proper off-site disposal of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCís) and metal contaminated soil exceeding site-specific SCGs, with a minimum of 2-feet of soil removed across the Site;
Excavation and proper off-site disposal of asbestos containing soils located along the existing bulkhead, with a minimum of 2-feet of soil removed from this area;
Excavation, removal and proper off-site disposal of a buried underground gasoline storage tank encountered during excavation activities; Removal and proper disposal of above-ground and buried miscellaneous debris;
Collection of confirmation soil samples to determine final excavation depths, as well as, confirm achievement of site specific clean-up goals (NYSDEC Part 375, Restricted Residential Criteria);
Placement of backfill materials obtained from an off-site, certified clean source to achieve proper grading heights.All backfill materials were tested to confirm that did not contain contaminants; and
Final site restoration consisting of the placement of 6-inches of topsoil and grass seed across the entire area of the Site.
Substantial completion of remedial construction activities was achieved on November 19, 2010, consistent with the approved project schedule.As part of post-remediation efforts, CDA will have its consulting engineer prepare a Final Engineering Report for submission to the NYSDEC which will describe the cleanup activities completed and certify that cleanup requirements have been achieved.Additionally, as part of these efforts, a Site Management Plan (SMP) shall be prepared to: (i) address residual contaminated soils that may be excavated from the site during future redevelopment; (ii) evaluate the potential for vapor intrusion for any building that may be erected during future redevelopment; and (iii) identify any use restrictions.An environmental easement will also be imposed on the Site as part of post-construction efforts to enforce the Site Management Plan (SMP). The CDA would not have been able to accomplish this project without the collaborated efforts and assistance of the USEPA, NYSDEC, the County of Nassau, Glen Cove Department of Public Works and our environmental consultant Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers.
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.
The Glen Cove CDA offers a matching grant commercial rehabilitation program.This program offers façade improvements for storefronts in the downtown area.Commercial rehabilitation funds can also be used for architectural services and for feasibility studies, design and oversight of properties.
The Glen Cove Cinema and the Downtown Cafe are two projects that were assisted through the CDA's Commerical Rehabilitation Program.
Sign Program 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 need to complete the application and return it to the CDA for approval.