The Suffolk County Landbank Corporation (SCLBC) has partnered with Suffolk County to address the issue of tax-delinquent brownfield properties which are located throughout the County.
Brownfield properties are defined as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant". These properties can range from a blighted lot with illegal dumping, to an abandoned corner gas station. The SCLBC also works in collaboration with Federal and State agencies to address the re-use of tax delinquent Superfund Sites after cleanup projects have occurred.
The SCLBC was the first land bank in New York State to specifically be devoted to the responsible and productive re-use of brownfield properties. Utilization of a land bank for this purpose keeps the County out of the chain of title on potentially contaminated properties thereby limiting liability and cost to taxpayers. The redevelopment of these properties will increase surrounding property values, stabilize the tax base, and improve quality of life for neighborhood residents.
To review brownfield sites currently being marketed, please click here.