NYCEDC Receives 2012 Big Apple Brownfield Award
NYCEDC is pleased to be the recipient of the 2012 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Economic Development for the Anheuser-Busch Distribution Center project, located at Hunts Point in the Bronx. Kay Zias, VP of Planning, accepted the award on May 3rd, 2012 at the fourth annual Big Apple Brownfield Awards Ceremony, which recognizes NYC’s most outstanding brownfield redevelopment projects.
Transformation of the land into an engine of economic growth was made possible by a successful green remediation project under the Voluntary Cleanup Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. After more than 50 years of inactivity at the site, NYCEDC selected Anheuser-Busch to develop the 186,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center. The project also resulted in higher quality of life for the area with the creation of more public open space and a reduction in the environmental impact of production. Anheuser-Busch is operating out of the first industrial building in the Bronx to qualify for LEED certification and is reducing diesel emissions from its entire truck fleet, through the use of biodiesel, CNG and diesel multi-staged filters on its distribution trucks.