Thank you everyone who came out to the Greenpoint Development Meeting on Tuesday at the Polish and Slavic Center. It was great to see so many community faces and we encourage you to stay connect and involved! As development grows in our community, its important for us to stay informed.
At the meeting, we heard from representatives of both West Street project and GreenpointLanding, Stephen Levin, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation.
The West Street project construction is in full swing and are 60% of the way through their water maining process. If you live in that water line and you’re seeing sediment in your water- let it run for a bit to fix that problem. As for Brookfield Properties Greenpoint Landing project, they are creating a waterfront esplanade which will be open to the public, connecting parks on their side. Brookfield Properties is also raising the elevation of their buildings and creating new sewage water lines, as a results of hurricane Sandy’s sewage overflow issues. Concerns of public space, parking, noise and air pollution were voiced by the community to these developers- who have encouraged folks to stay in touch with them.
What do you do if you see something that seems wrong with a site? You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help notify the right people.
Finally, Office of Environmental Remediation’s Chief, Superfund and Brownfield Cleanup Section Jane O’Connell has confirmed that they are closely monitoring the toxic underground plumes from the NuHart site which are only across the street from the playground. Stay tuned for public comment period coming this Fall!!
Stay tuned for public comment periods and future community meetings. Also, take a look at this Greenpointers.com article to learn more about the meeting!