ENDWELL, N.Y. — Residents and business owners are invited to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, to comment on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the Former BAE Systems Site at 600 Main Street Redevelopment project. The meeting will be held virtually via a livestream from 5:30pm – 7:30p.m. The livestream can be viewed through via The Agency’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theAgencyNewYork/).
The primary goal of the GEIS is to evaluate potentially significant adverse impacts related to the implementation of the Former BAE Systems Site Redevelopment. This document is integral to informed decision-making and planning for success. Typically, each developer would be responsible for conducting its own surveys and research, which has now been already completed through the GEIS process. By completing a GEIS, The Agency – Broome County IDA/LDC has improved the project’s build-ready status and compiled information necessary to promote and guide the fulfillment of project objectives.
In 2018, The Agency began a planning and design process to redevelop the Former BAE Systems Site at 600 Main Street in Westover in the Town of Union. Severely damaged in a flood in September 2011, the facility was demolished and property ownership transferred to The Agency. The 27 acre parcel has access to the interstate highway system, proximity to Binghamton University, and is adjacent to the Johnson City Health and Cultural District and Johnson City iDistrict. The site is one of the remaining large development sites within Broome County’s urban core, with its most significant challenge being the threat of future flooding to new uses. To review documents, including the DGEIS, please visit https://theagency-ny.com/economic-development-resources.
Questions regarding the meeting may be referred to Brendan O’Bryan, Community Development Specialist, at (607) 584-9000. Public comments on the DGEIS will be received until July 1 by contacting Brendan or via online at (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BAE-DGEIS_PublicHearing).