Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waterfront Whitestone lot still a brownfield

From the Times Ledger:

The development of a prime piece of waterfront property in Whitestone set to house 52 homes has hit a bureaucratic snag preventing construction, while a lawmaker has raised questions about illegal dumping at the site.

A 7-acre piece of real estate, at 151-45 6th Road, has sat vacant for years while toxic soil was being removed from the site.

An environmental company recently finished replacing the dirt as part of a state program designed to clean up contaminated property, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

But the company, Barone Management, remediated a strip of land belonging to the city that was within the boundaries of the property, according to DEC.

The mixup has caused a delay in development, since the owner of the property needs to hammer out an agreement before it can complete the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program.


Anonymous said...

Is this the old CYO/Cresthaven site?

Queens Crapper said...

No, the CYO is not waterfront property.

Alfredo C said...

This site further validates the need to turn the former CYO CRESTHAVEN site into sports fields for little league and other organized sports for the children of our community.

The CYO is virgin land and with more homes about to be built where are the children going to play?

Maybe as part of the deal, the developer that develops this land, could build the fields on the CYO site. Like developers do all over other developing communities.. They must provide green space. Or is that only in Brooklyn?.

Anonymous said...

Al centola making sense. It's never gonna happen bud. To much money lining too many pockets!

People like you are just chasing windmills pal. Let the development be and forget about doing what's right for the kids and the community. At the end of the day your that nut Al, they DON'T CARE OR APPRECIATE IT! Capice!

Anonymous said...

Time to move Alberto C.
Your nabe is kaput!

Your argument makes sense...but providing parks in lieu of more putting up income producing buildings would never fly with greedy goombahs like i.e.
the Mattones.

Anonymous said...

While Brooklyn and Manhattan get more waterfront parks, the shore of Whitestone is in the hands of developers.