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South Queensbury BOA Receives Award!

Photo courtesy of Nicole Campon

Photo courtesy of Nicole Campon

The South Queensbury BOA initiative was recognized as a “BOA of Distinction” by the New Partners for Community Revitalization (NPCR) at their annual summit held in Albany June 2-3, 2014. Below are several highlights from the Post Star’s recent (June 9, 2014) article:

  • “[Brownfields] are exciting, because they create development opportunities on these former, unusable properties in low-income areas. It’s a way to kick-start things to get things going,” said Stu Baker , senior planner for the town of Queensbury . “We’re very excited and happy to get the recognition for our efforts.”
  • “The South Queensbury BOA, centered around the former Ciba-Geigy property, was one of nine “Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOAs) of Distinction” for the quality of work being done at the site.”
  • “The initial draft BOA includes continuation of the town’s affordable housing strategies, new recreational facilities, development opportunities, improved site design and streetscape opportunities that focus on safety and connectivity, improved access to an enhanced Feeder Canal Heritage Trail , strong connections to Hudson River waterfront and redevelopment of the site and the Warren County Department of Public Works site to include new job opportunities and open space resources.”
  • “We’ve got to incorporate some comments from the Department of State , but we do have some recommendations we can follow through on right now, like pedestrian and bicycle access to the feeder canal and signs. We’re excited to get some work done,” he said.”

Click here to see the award.

Click here to see an overview of all the NPCR awards.

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