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2018 NSCW Award Winners

BCONE announces Lee Ilan as 2018 Outstanding Individual Achievement Awardee

BCONE is proud to honor Lee Ilan with our 2nd annual "Outstanding Individual Achievement" award. Lee Ilan, a dedicated public servant, is being recognized for her outstanding contribution to brownfield planning and redevelopment in New York and for her contribution towards the founding of BCONE and its NSCW, now in its 9th year. Lee created many of the excellent ideas that resulted in NSCW panels over the years. She has consistently promoted the concerns and voices of disadvantaged communities in her work.

Lee Ilan has been a vibrant and energetic presence in the brownfields community for many years: not just for New York City, not just for the northeast, but nationally. Known as a tireless promoter of environmental and social justice, she continues to apply her ability to work cooperatively with multitudes of stakeholder groups to other aspects of the environmental landscape in New York. She is the Chief of Planning at the New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation, where she encourages cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated land. Her focus is on community engagement, grant management, the City's SPEED environmental mapping portal, intergovernmental issues, communications, and social media. She has worked on brownfields for the City for nearly two decades and has served actively on boards and committees of NALGEP, CCLR, and other environmental organizations.

Please join us and tip your hat as we honor Lee for her outstanding achievements and exemplary leadership role in brownfields.

BCONE Sustainable Communities Redevelopment Award

BCONE is proud to celebrate the success of the Harbor Point redevelopment project in Stamford Connecticut with our 2018 Sustainable Communities Redevelopment Award. 

BCONE presents this award to the brownfield development project which, from an overall perspective, has provided the greatest benefit to the municipality and its citizens. The Harbor Point project, which was submitted by Fuss O’Neill, was chosen as the winner of a very competitive field.

Harbor Point is a LEED-ND gold-certified, mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the South End of Stamford, Connecticut. The Harbor Point brownfield redevelopment project turned contaminated former manufacturing properties into more than two billion dollars of taxable assets, public parks, waterfront access, and a new community. Remedial actions have included excavation and off-site disposal of more than 200,000 cubic yards of polluted soil, installation of more than 50-acres of geomembrane engineered controls, construction of vapor barriers and mitigation systems, and reuse of more than 100,000 cubic yards of crushed concrete and recycled stone. 

The State DECD and DEEP have been closely involved with the remediation with State investments totaling $8 million of funding, including Connecticut’s Targeted Brownfield Development Loan Program, Regional Brownfield Grant Program, and Municipal Brownfield Pilot Program, as well as establishment of the Harbor Point Infrastructure Improvement District. The Harbor Point Redevelopment Project has established Stamford as a true destination to live, work, and play.

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