Project Overview

St. Lawrence County has been awarded a Brownfield Opportunity Area grant from the New York Department of State to develop a Revitalization Plan for the former General Motors Massena site, located in the Town of Massena, NY.

The Massena Site Brownfield Opportunity Area Revitalization Plan (Massena BOA) process is building upon the substantial efforts of the North Country Revitalization Task Force, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and site owner RACER Trust to help transform the site into a community asset and a force in driving the recovery of the regional economy.
Massena BOA Study Area (photo courtesy of RACER Trust)

Massena BOA Process
Since the closure of the former GM Massena plant in 2009, the North Country Revitalization Task Force has brought together municipalities (Town of Massena, Village of Massena, St. Lawrence County), St. Regis Mohawk tribal government, businesses, economic development agencies, organized labor and property owners to advance revitalization opportunities for the local economy.

The North Country Redevelopment Task Force has formed the Massena BOA Project Steering Committee to guide the development of the Revitalization Plan. Over the next 18 months, the Steering Committee will work with the project’s consulting team to evaluate site conditions, regional economic and market considerations and redevelopment feasibility; and work through a broad-based community engagement process to develop a vision, future land use plans and a redevelopment strategy for the 415-acre Massena BOA project area.