Queens West Development/ Pepsi

SPR represented the Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC) in connection with New York’s largest mixed-use, public-private development, occupying 72 acres on the East River in Hunters Point, Queens. The Firm oversaw the environmental impact review, which it also successfully defended in litigation, and obtained permits from NYSDEC and the US Army Corps of Engineers. SPR also provided advice concerning QWDC’s purchase and condemnation of the project site parcels, and negotiated developer leases and remediation obligations with the developers, remediation contractors and insurers. The Firm has guided the complex, decade-long site remediation through the NYS Voluntary Cleanup Program and then the Brownfield Cleanup Program and represented QWDC in a CERCLA litigation over the remedial costs.