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Public Comment Period for Application to Partially Fund the Development of a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study for the Schatz Site

Dutchess County is seeking comment on its draft joint application (.pdf) with  RUPCO-Kearny Schatz Site Joint Venture to the New York State Department of State for the Development of a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study for the Schatz Site.

Dutchess County seeks designation of the Schatz Site (.pdf) as a Brownfield Opportunity Area.  The Schatz site consists of three contiguous parcels. One parcel (60 Fairview Avenue / tax map ID number 134689-6162-09-227572-0000) is approximately 6.56 acres and is located on Fairview Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie with nearest cross-street, Parker/Violet Avenue. The second parcel (68-70 Fairview Avenue / tax map ID number 134689-6162-09-189635-0000) in the Town of Poughkeepsie lies to the north of 60 Fairview Avenue and consists of 11.18 acres. The third parcel (Fairview Avenue / tax map ID number 131000-6162-46-207545-0000) lies to the south of 60 Fairview Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie and consists of 2.088 acres.

The BOA program allows for the assessment and redevelopment of known or suspected brownfields and other vacant or abandoned properties. It enables communities to comprehensively assess existing economic and environmental conditions associated with brownfield blight and impacted areas; identify and prioritize community supported redevelopment opportunities; and attract public and private investment.  

A public hearing will be held on: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:00 a.m. Office of the County Attorney 22 Market Street, 5th Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.  The comment period is from June 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019.  Comments may be directed to James M Fedorchak, County Attorney jfedorchak@dutchessny.gov, or phone at 845-486-2110.  All comments will be considered and included in the final application as appropriate, which will be filed on or about Friday, July 26, 2019.