Oswego, NY, October 4, 2010 â€“ The first public meeting to address the city of Oswego Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) nomination study will be held at the Cityâ€™s Common Council Chamber at City Hall, 13 W. Oneida Street, today, October 4th at 6 p.m.
Those in attendance will be provided with information on the local BOA program, including land assessment and analysis processes, Brownfield boundaries, future development goals, project schedules and other pertinent details. Members of the community will also have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.
â€œWe welcome all members of the Oswego community,â€ said Karen Noyes, Associate Planner, Oswego County. â€œPublic opinion will play a major role in the final outcome of this revitalization process, as the project will have a long-sustained impact on the entire city. Going forward we will be holding additional public meetings, as well as a community workshop to ensure that the community remains informed and involved.â€
The initial meeting will be conducted by LaBella Associates, P.C. in conjunction with the City of Oswego Community Development Office; Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning; and the BOA steering committee.
The purpose of the Oswego County BOA nomination study is to advance the redevelopment of underutilized, abandoned, or contaminated commercial and industrial sites within Oswego County.
This effort builds upon existing plans, including the Cityâ€™s 2020 Vision Plan and the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Completion of the BOA plan will help the City as well as businesses and property owners in the area with obtaining grants and financial incentives for redevelopment.
For more information on the Oswego BOA nomination study, visit OswegoBOA.com.