Working throughout the New York City Metro region, SGA’s experience with New York State’s Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program is extensive. For Newtown Creek, located at the nexus of Brooklyn and Queens Boroughs, SGA, served as the lead brownfields specialists as well as assistant project managers. The multidisciplinary team hired by the BOA Partners; a coalition consisting of a joint initiative of the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC), Riverkeeper, and the Newtown Creek Alliance.
The BOA Partners were awarded a Brownfield Opportunity Area grant by New York State to undertake a BOA Step 2 Nomination Plan; a major community-based planning initiative that facilitated the redevelopment of brownfield properties. SGA work specifically focused on the ecological planning and landscape architectural design services in support of the BOA planning process for Newtown Creek’s state BOA designation.
In the Town of Huntington, NY, located in Suffolk County, along the north shore of Long Island, SGA assisted in the preparation of a Step 2 Nomination and follow-up planning work focused on the redevelopment of the brownfields area surrounding Huntington Station of the Long Island Railroad. The firm’s work focused on developing viable mixed-use redevelopment scenarios that included a hotel complex associated with the station area.