New York Takes Comment on Clean Up of Victory Building in Johnson City
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is taking comment on plans to clean up contamination at the former Endicott Johnson company’s Victory Building site on Lester Avenue in Johnson City.
Syracuse Developer, Matthew Paulus is investing $30-million into the site to convert the hulking property into apartments and retail space.
Work has already begun at the site and last week lights were seen inside the structure.
The area, however, is designated a Brownfield contamination site. The D.E.C. and New York State Department of Health have determined the location does not pose a significant threat to public health or the environment based on the nature of the existing contaminants identified at the site and the potential for human exposure or migration through groundwater or soil vapors.
The D.E.C. has worked up a proposed remedy for the almost five acre site that is currently accepting written comments until September 24.
The D.E.C. says the uses of the building over the years for everything from shoe to cabinet and box manufacturing may have left behind petrochemical derivatives like rubber and plastics, dyes, solvents, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons as well as metals like chromium and nickel.
Residents can submit comments at the Department of Environmental Conservation Website for Region 7 Site number C704060.