Delaware Engineering is the primary consultant to the County of Otsego Industrial Development Agency (COIDA) for the preparation of a master plan and economic development strategy for the Oneonta Rail Yards, located within the City of Oneonta, New York.
The redevelopment of the Oneonta Rail Yards site, centered on Roundhouse Road and in the vicinity of Chestnut Street, involves construction of access to the site, which may include a bridge, as well as the extension of utility infrastructure and site roadways. The total potential project area consists of approximately 17 individual parcels and approximately 200 acres with access to public water and sewer systems, as well as natural gas.
This project is intended to create a new industrial/commercial business park, utilizing locational advantages by being in close proximity to the railroad and I-88. Establishing a new industrial/commercial business park will provide additional markets for Otsego County, create new jobs, and add to the local tax base.
Delaware Engineering will craft a conceptual redevelopment master plan for project area. The plan will examine potential uses of the land and the concomitant potential environmental impacts of redevelopment. As a first step towards creating a shovel-ready site, Delaware is crafting a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and providing public information session support to the City, which is acting as Lead Agency in the SEQR process.