The City of Rochester is currently completing an environmental cleanup of the city-owned property located at 1200 East Main Street, on the City’s east side (Site Location Map). The City acquired the property through tax foreclosure in 1997. Historic use of the property as an automobile gasoline and service station resulted in soil and groundwater contamination from underground petroleum storage tank systems, floor drains, hydraulic lift systems and waste oil dumping to the unpaved ground surfaces (Groundwater Contaminant Plume Map). The City was awarded grant funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to complete an environmental investigation and cleanup of the site. The investigation was completed in 2005 and the NYSDEC issued a Record of Decision (ROD) documenting the selected cleanup remedy in March 2006. The Final Remedial Activities Work Plan, detailing Site cleanup activities, was completed and approved in 2009. The selected remedy includes the excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil, and on-site groundwater treatment. The cleanup will be funded by the City of Rochester, and a grant from the NYSDEC. Following cleanup, the site will be redeveloped for a commercial use.
Listed below are documents detailing the current Site status. Additional documents will be posted as they become available:
• Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Alternatives Report Part 1 of 2 (Bergmann Associates, 2005)
• Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Alternatives Report Part 2 of 2 (Bergmann Associates, 2005)
• Record of Decision – 1200 East Main Street (NYSDEC Region 8, March 2006)
• Remedial Work Plan (Bergmann Associates, July 2009)
• Environmental Restoration Program Fact Sheet (NYSDEC Region 8, November 2009)
Looking Ahead to Redevelopment
The Site is approximately 0.62 acres in size and is located in a Community Center District (C-2) zone. The Site would be most suitable for redevelopment as a small commercial/ retail business, office or other commercial use.
If you have additional questions about the project contact the City’s project manager at:
Jane MH Forbes, Environmental Specialist, City of Rochester Division of Environmental Quality
(585) 428-7892. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.