The state has added 11 new sites to its list of Brownfield Opportunity Areas. That’s the program that uses state resources – up to 90 percent of the cost – to identify and redevelop areas tarnished by long-abandoned industrial activity.

The goal of the program is to take these areas and make them habitable for industry again. That includes everything from cleaning up any environmental hazards, to working with (and providing tax credits to) private-sector companies that may be interested in developing on the property.

Each project is specific to its area. Click for the full post, with a list of today’s announced areas, including links to the projects:

Southern Tier:

Brandywine BOA, in the City of Binghamton, Broome County

Endicott Johnson Industrial Spine BOA, Broome County

Western New York:

Lockport BOA, in the City of Lockport, Niagara County

Northwest Quadrant BOA, in the City of Olean, Cattaraugus County

Highland Community BOA, in the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County

Capital Region:

Rotterdam Junction BOA, in the Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County

Cohoes Boulevard BOA, in the City of Cohoes, Albany County

Finger Lakes:

North End BOA, in the City of Geneva, Ontario/Seneca County


New Cassel BOA, in the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County

Sunset Park BOA, in New York City, Kings County

The Orchard BOA, in the City of Glen Cove, Nassau County