Assemblyman Lavine Announced Glen Cove Will Receive Brownfield Opportunity Area Grant Money

March 11, 2008

Glen Cove – Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine announced that Glen Cove has been awarded a $150,000 state grant for a study to determine if a 55 acre area which includes Sea Cliff Avenue, Cedar Swamp Road and Long Island Railroad tracks from the Sea Cliff Avenue Station to the Glen Street Station can be utilized in a more productive way.

The study is designed to determine if ten vacant properties can be used for affordable housing, private investment, improved infrastructure, increased employment, and to remediate hazardous waste sites which include Pall Corporation, Photocircuits, and Pass and Seymour.

“This is a unique opportunity that New York State is providing the city.” Assemblyman Lavine said. “Glen Cove’s economic future will be shaped by projects such as this one.” He continued.

Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi said, "The BOA Grant comes at a great time for Glen Cove. This particular grant was applied for in June 2005 and now, 33 months later, the timing could not be better. The City of Glen Cove is currently in the final phases of a new citywide Masterplan, a Downtown Gateway Study, and just this past week, the City and County launched the Cedar Swamp Road Corridor Study, an area adjacent to the BOA Grant properties being studied. All of these efforts are enabling us to examine our community at large while simultaneously reviewing specific neighborhoods at the ground level. The City of Glen Cove is grateful to the State of New York and its agencies that continue to assist us with strategic funding that enables us to intelligently assess and plan for the future of our community."