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Just Transition Site Reuse Planning

 

Background

As part of New York State’s Community Leadership Community Protection Act (Climate Act), NYSERDA is supporting activities associated with site reuse planning to ensure a just transition away from the state’s conventional energy infrastructure.

The purpose of the Just Transition Site Reuse Planning Program is to mitigate the negative impacts of fossil fuel power plant site closures. Site Reuse Planning Contractors will work alongside NYSERDA and program participants to engage with community members and promote a sustainable future in the clean energy economy.  NYSERDA’s Just Transition Site Reuse Planning Program (PON 4563) is offering planning assistance to municipalities that house closed or closing fossil fuel power plant facilities. Under this program, NYSERDA will provide 100% of the site reuse planning costs as defined in PON 4563, with no cost share required by the municipal applicant. 

The scope of services to be provided by NYSERDA and its contractors in developing the applicant's Site Reuse Planning Study may include: Evaluation of Existing Site, Economic Analysis, Stakeholder Input, Alternative Reuse Plans, Demolition and Abatement, and Public Health Impacts. For applicants who have completed these baseline planning tasks, technical assistance under PON 4563 is available to support further pre-development work to assist the applicant in achieving more advanced community revitalization goals. Examples of pre-development activities include: Detailed Infrastructure Assessment, Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment, Development of Marketing Collateral, Site Planning, Workforce Development Strategies, Non-Site-Specific Community Revitalization Strategies, Tailored Public Engagement Methods, and others as determined through the initial baseline planning process.

Prospective Communities

This program provides technical assistance in communities that require site evaluation and a sustainable economic path forward for municipalities. Submit your completed applicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. to: jtplanning@nyserda.ny.gov.

How it Works

NYSERDA established a network of Site Reuse Planning Contractors to assist communities facing closures of fossil fuel power plant sites. A Site Reuse Planning Contractor will be selected for each community based off region, expertise, and community preference. Communities will select their top three Site Reuse Planning Contractor choices from the table below and identify choices in their application. NYSERDA will then make the final assignment based on the criteria outlined above. Selected applicants will work with the assigned Site Reuse Planning Contractor and NYSERDA throughout their participation in the program.

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Site Reuse Planning Contractors

All Site Reuse Planning Contractors have met the requirements of RFP 4563 Part A, Just Transition Technical Assistance and Planning Services and are available to provide support. This list of consultants does not constitute an implied or expressed recommendation or endorsement by NYSERDA.  

       
Company Contact Experience and Expertise

MRB Engineering, Architecture and Surveying, D.P.C.
dba MRB Group

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Regions Served: Capital Region; Central NY; Finger Lakes; Long Island; Mohawk Valley; Mid-Hudson; North Country; New York City; Southern Tier; Western NY;

Michael Ndolo

mndolo@mrbgroup.com
518-301-5428

MRB Group has decades of experience in successful site redevelopment, including brownfield redevelopment in general as well as power plant reuse-specific work. We have over a hundred professionals available to assist, including engineers, architects, planners and economic developers. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in grants for our projects and can bring in expertise related to incentives, tax credits and innovative financing tools. Our partners in this effort include Vita Nuova (RFP creation and developer liaison), HRP Associates (environmental engineering), Ontario Specialty Contracting (demolition and abatement contractors), Hodgson Russ (legal) and Highland Planning (stakeholder engagement, WBE).

Ramboll

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Capital Region;Central NY;Finger Lakes;Long Island;Mohawk Valley;Mid-Hudson;North Country;New York City;Southern Tier;Western NY;

Ken Lynch

Kenneth.Lynch@ramboll.com
315-956-6536

The Ramboll Team offers innovative solutions for your reuse vision while fostering the transition to low carbon energy. The team’s experience in planning, assessment and cleanup, community engagement, energy strategy, central utilities and infrastructure, and site reuse design will help you build more livable and economically and environmentally resilient communities. The team – Ramboll, Karp Strategies, Elan Planning, and the Center for Creative Land Recycling – bring deep connections across New York and integrate national and global best practices. We can scale our efforts to meet your specific needs, and welcome the opportunity to build strong, sustainable community assets together.

Bergmann

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Regions Served:

Capital Region; Central NY ;Finger Lakes; Mohawk Valley; Mid-Hudson; North Country; Southern Tier; Western NY; New York City; Long Island;

Kimberly Baptiste

kbaptiste@bergmannpc.com
585-498-7770

Bergmann is a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering and planning firm. Coupled with our teaming partners – Camoin310, Karp Strategies & Empire Building Diagnostics - we offer communities access to a full suite of professionals with experience delivering results to municipal clients across NYS. Specific skill areas offered by our team that will inform creative site reuse planning strategies include, land planning, site/civil engineering, building assessments, cost estimating, infrastructure analysis, environmental assessments, GIS, economic analysis and stakeholder engagement. Our team members have a proven track record of identifying feasible reuse alternatives for former power plant sites, brownfields and underutilized sites across the state.

H2M architects + engineers

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Regions Served:
Long Island; Mid-Hudson; New York City;

Sanyogita Chavan

schavan@h2m.com
862-702-2928

H2M’s professional land use/site planning experts have the technical and local knowledge, professional relationships, and result-oriented attitude necessary to assist NYSERDA in this endeavor. We have extensive site suitability, redevelopment planning, and concept plan experience in the regions of the State indicated in our response. In addition, we are well equipped to provide associated support services such as public outreach, design, engineering, architectural, and environmental services. The H2M team is well suited to provide turn-key technical assistance and seamless support for communities navigating site retirement and reuse opportunities as they transition from conventional energy infrastructure, including fossil-fuel power plants.

AKRF, Inc.

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Regions Served:
Capital Region; Long Island; Mid-Hudson; New York City; Finger Lakes;

Nina Peek

NPeek@akrf.com
914-922-2380

AKRF offers communities the following advantages:
• In-house staff of 300 technical experts: site assessment and remediation, public health evaluation and impact studies, community and housing development, stakeholder engagement, municipal and private land development planning, economists, biologists, ecologists, traffic and site-civil engineers, acoustics, vibration and air quality analysis.
• NEPA/SEQRA/CEQR regulatory knowledge, data visualization and graphic design skills, site reuse master plans for single- and multi-parcel properties.
• Deep familiarity with green and renewable energy sectors through multiple wind farm, solar, battery storage, and anaerobic digester projects.
• Experience managing concurrent on-call consulting assignments for government agencies and municipalities.

HR & A

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Capital Region;Finger Lakes;Long Island;Mohawk Valley;Central NY;Mid-Hudson;North Country;New York City;Southern Tier;Western NY;

Jose Serrano-McClain

jserrano-mcclain@hraadvisors.com
917-215-3717

HR&A Advisors has helped municipalities across New York State create site reuse plans and economic development strategies for over 40 years. We guide site visioning, inclusive community engagement, real estate market and feasibility analysis, green workforce and business development, and funding and implementation strategy. Our multidisciplinary team—WXY, Fisher Associates, One Architecture, Matrix New World, PSE Healthy Energy, and NYU’s Urban Future Lab—brings statewide reach and expertise in urban design and architecture, environmental assessment, public health, climate resiliency, and job creation. We have helped transform powerplants, brownfields, and industrial sites into vibrant assets that advance prosperity and environmental justice.

TRC Engineers, Inc.

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Regions Served:

Capital Region; Central NY; Finger Lakes; Mohawk Valley; Long Island; Mid-Hudson; New York City; Southern Tier; Western NY; North Country;

Charlie Guder

cguder@trccompanies.com
917-232-0929

TRC (with offices in NYC, Clifton Park, Liverpool, Ithaca, and Buffalo) is a leader in NYS in delivering professional services supporting decommissioning of fossil-fuel fired power plants and planning for conversion into productive alternate uses consistent with the needs of the community. TRC takes an integrated and holistic approach to each individual challenge, harnessing comprehensive environmental, renewable energy, engineering, economic, and real estate experts. Our NY based team is complemented by our expert partners on this contract: Community Transition Planning, Arch Street Communications, Laberge Group, and Synapse Energy and Economics. Please contact us, we look forward to and are excited for the opportunity to help you with your transition planning.

Arcadis of New York, Inc.

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Regions Served:
Capital Region; Central NY; Finger Lakes; Long Island; Mohawk Valley; Mid-Hudson; North Country; New York City; Southern Tier; Western NY;

Matthew Yonkin

matthew.yonkin@arcadis.com
518-415-2155

Arcadis specializes in environmental investigation, remediation and reuse, including the transformation of industrial and brownfield sites, to clean energy assets that create economic, environmental and societal benefits, while supporting local and Statewide clean energy and sustainability goals. With more than 650 professionals located in offices throughout NY, we have the expertise, local knowledge and “boots on the ground” to provide cost-effective professional services throughout NY and the local commitment to ensure things are done right. We pride ourselves on our technical excellence and our ability to effectively engage stakeholders, build consensus, and find sustainable solutions to today’s most challenging problems.

LiRo Engineers, Inc.

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Regions Served:
Capital Region; Central NY; Finger Lakes; Long Island; Mohawk Valley; Mid-Hudson; North Country; New York City; Southern Tier; Western NY;

Robert Kreuzer

kreuzerr@liro.com
716-882-5476

LiRo, a full-service A/E/CM firm with site reuse/redevelopment experience, has performed start-to-finish services including reuse planning, site investigation, demolition, remediation, site redevelopment design and construction management. LiRo brings insight from completing the redevelopment of some of the most complex adaptive reuse projects in the Northeast at power plants, heavy industrial and brownfield sites. LiRo can provide comprehensive planning, alternatives analyses, cost estimating, funding source identification, and tax review to support sound decision-making and community acceptance of planning studies. In addition, LiRo can provide key planning, design graphics and supporting materials including building visualization, site visualization and renderings for community engagement.

Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying, Landscape Architecture, and Geology, DPC

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Capital Region;Central NY;Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;Southern Tier;Western NY;Finger Lakes;North Country;Mohawk Valley;

Robert Harris

rharris@langan.com
(212) 479-5400

Langan is a Design Professional Corporation in the State of New York. We provide a mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects, corporate real-estate portfolios, and the energy industry. Langan founded in 1970, employs over 1,300 professionals in 32 regional offices across the US and abroad, including over 250 staff in our New York City Office. We provide a full range of services, including environmental review and planning, traffic engineering and transportation planning, site/civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, waterfront design, natural resources, surveying and 3-D scanning, GIS/data management, and landscape architecture.

LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

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Regions Served:
Capital Region; Central NY; Finger Lakes; Mohawk Valley; Mid-Hudson; North Country; Southern Tier; Western NY; Long Island; New York City

Edward Flynn

eflynn@labellapc.com
585-295-6285

With most underutilized sites, initiating the redevelopment process is often the hardest part of the process. That is where the LaBella and Vita Nuova team come in. We will apply our experience in planning, design, redevelopment, and community engagement to create a long-term vision to transform problem properties into community assets. We than translate that vision into reality by providing funding and implementation strategies that will propel redevelopment. Communities throughout New York State have benefitted from our team’s expertise in these areas by selecting us to complete numerous Brownfield Opportunity Area Plans and redevelopment strategies that we will leverage to develop sustainable, visionary site reuse plans.

Contact

Email questions to jtplanning@nyserda.ny.gov


Bergmann is a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering and planning firm. Coupled with our teaming partners – Camoin310, Karp Strategies & Empire Building Diagnostics - we offer communities access to a full suite of professionals with experience delivering results to municipal clients across NYS. Specific skill areas offered by our team that will inform creative site reuse planning strategies include, land planning, site/civil engineering, building assessments, cost estimating, infrastructure analysis, environmental assessments, GIS, economic analysis and stakeholder engagement. Our team members have a proven track record of identifying feasible reuse alternatives for former power plant sites, brownfields and underutilized sites across the state.
Bergmann is a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering and planning firm. Coupled with our teaming partners – Camoin310, Karp Strategies & Empire Building Diagnostics - we offer communities access to a full suite of professionals with experience delivering results to municipal clients across NYS. Specific skill areas offered by our team that will inform creative site reuse planning strategies include, land planning, site/civil engineering, building assessments, cost estimating, infrastructure analysis, environmental assessments, GIS, economic analysis and stakeholder engagement. Our team members have a proven track record of identifying feasible reuse alternatives for former power plant sites, brownfields and underutilized sites across the state.

Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;
Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;
Capital Region;Central NY;Finger Lakes;Mohawk Valley;Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;Southern Tier;Western NY;North Country;

Contact

Email questions to jtplanning@nyserda.ny.gov


Bergmann is a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering and planning firm. Coupled with our teaming partners – Camoin310, Karp Strategies & Empire Building Diagnostics - we offer communities access to a full suite of professionals with experience delivering results to municipal clients across NYS. Specific skill areas offered by our team that will inform creative site reuse planning strategies include, land planning, site/civil engineering, building assessments, cost estimating, infrastructure analysis, environmental assessments, GIS, economic analysis and stakeholder engagement. Our team members have a proven track record of identifying feasible reuse alternatives for former power plant sites, brownfields and underutilized sites across the state.
Bergmann is a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering and planning firm. Coupled with our teaming partners – Camoin310, Karp Strategies & Empire Building Diagnostics - we offer communities access to a full suite of professionals with experience delivering results to municipal clients across NYS. Specific skill areas offered by our team that will inform creative site reuse planning strategies include, land planning, site/civil engineering, building assessments, cost estimating, infrastructure analysis, environmental assessments, GIS, economic analysis and stakeholder engagement. Our team members have a proven track record of identifying feasible reuse alternatives for former power plant sites, brownfields and underutilized sites across the state.

Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;
Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;
Capital Region;Central NY;Finger Lakes;Mohawk Valley;Long Island;Mid-Hudson;New York City;Southern Tier;Western NY;North Country;