The Town of Brookhaven was awarded a grant from the NYS Department of State Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program to promote revitalization efforts in the Bellport community. Strategies for redevelopment and the potential impacts of redevelopment were evaluated.
Since the adoption of the community-based Greater Bellport Land Use Plan in 2014, the Town has implemented many recommendations, including soliciting the BOA designation, addressing chaotic auto related uses, identifying brownfields, regulating zombie homes, adopting new zoning to define the hamlet centers, and monitoring compliance with all local, state, and federal environmental regulations in the hamlets of Bellport, Hagerman and East Patchogue. These area-wide initiatives in planning/remediation and implementation of these recommendations were shaped by the unique vision for this community.
The proposed BOA designation will provide the community with additional opportunities for grant funding for planning, infrastructure and other community amenities. The BOA Step II Nomination Study is being prepared by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Planning and prior to completion, the Town will obtain community input at a meeting, scheduled to be held on February 6, 2018 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club at 471 Atlantic Avenue in Bellport.
The Town recognizes the importance of community input and efforts towards transforming neighborhoods therefore all community members and stakeholders are asked to provide revitalization input through a community survey. Paper copies are available upon request by contacting the Department of Planning at 631-451-6400.
The BOA Grant has funded a revitalization plan that is expected to be an effective tool to promote community supported strategic redevelopment opportunities eligible for State redevelopment funding and attract new public and private investment.