Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA)
New York State defines brownfields as "neighborhoods or areas within a community negatively affected by real or perceived environmental conditions. These properties are often underutilized because the contamination, or perceived contamination, has impeded investment and redevelopment." Through the Brownfield Opportunity Area Program (BOA), brownfields are transformed "from blight to might" as properties become assets.
The "Crescent" is an area of the city that is adjacent to Downtown and is currently home to several blighted and vacant properties that can be transformed through the BOA and other development incentives and programs accessible to Gloversville. Tour the Crescent area with the city's mayor by watching this video.
One of the properties in the Crescent is also a Gloversville DRI project. Known as the Daniel Hayes Mills site, the property will be transformed into a housing complex. Those interested in becoming an equity partner in this project, can click here to view the site profile sheet.