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Herkimer County IDA awarded $270,000 in Brownfield Opportunity Area grant funding

Herkimer County, New York – The New York State Department of State has awarded the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency (HCIDA) with $270,000 in Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) grant funding. Herkimer County is estimated to contain 150 brownfields including 52 documented contaminated sites, impacting over 450 acres in the county’s urban centers. This funding allows the HCIDA to complete a county-wide pre-planning inventory and analysis of brownfield-affected areas within Herkimer County.

The completion of this preliminary analysis will identify and inventory underutilized and vacant sites within Herkimer County to lay the groundwork for future redevelopment and BOA planning in individual communities. This county-wide pre-planning project will set the stage for site redevelopment to turn former industrial and commercial spaces into productive businesses and housing projects that will spur economic growth in the region.

The HCIDA believes this grant will help solidify Herkimer County’s presence in brownfield redevelopment. Along with this BOA project, the HCIDA has recently completed the Village of Dolgeville BOA, is looking forward to beginning the Village of Herkimer BOA, and has received $500,000 in EPA Assessment Grant funding.

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