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Our Brownfields Work Across New England

The interior of Springfield Union Station after redevelopment.

With sound redevelopment strategies, Brownfields can be transformed from neighborhood blight into a community asset that returns underutilized properties to the tax base, contributes to the local economy, and provides social and health benefits. This process requires managing multiple stakeholders, including residents of the target community, local, state, and federal governments, and regulatory agencies and contractors.

Our firm offers comprehensive environmental consulting services, helping deliver projects to regulatory success while navigating complex challenges. Our environmental expertise includes site assessment, remedial design and construction, permitting & compliance, hazardous building material assessments (HBMA), as well as wetlands and ecological services. Our Brownfields specialists include Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs), Massachusetts Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs), and Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs).

We work with private and public entities to assess potentially contaminated sites, identify funding mechanisms for redevelopment, remedial design, and oversight of the cleanup, while mitigating risk. Some of our recent Brownfields & environmental cleanup work across the Northeast can be found below:

Our Brownfields Work:

Former Norwich State Hospital, Preston, CT

We are providing environmental consulting services for the redevelopment of the former Norwich State Hospital property, including site investigation, remediation, and permitting efforts.

The 387-acre site is a significant regional Brownfield, and remedial design efforts included the on-site consolidation and treatment of over 42,000 cubic yards of impacted soils. The innovative site remediation approaches led to approximately $23.5 million in cost savings, including an estimated $12 million from on-site consolidation of soils.


Springfield Union Station, Springfield, MA

Our environmental team provided consulting services for the successful redevelopment of Springfield Union Station, including hazardous building material evaluations, abatement monitoring, demolition design, and the assessment and remediation of areas of subsurface contamination.

The project was funded by numerous sources, including grants from the EPA Brownfield Assessment & Cleanup program, MassDevelopment, Federal Transit Administration, State Transportation Bond Funds, a state parking grant, and more. The project received the 2017 Phoenix Award for the most impactful Brownfields project in the country.


Former Home Coal Company, Woonsocket, RI

We are providing site investigation and remediation services for redevelopment of the Former Home Coal Property into residential townhouses. Coal storage and distribution services began at the site in 1906 and the site is located in an Environmental Justice area.

We have worked with the developer and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) to complete site investigation, community outreach and remedial action design.


Elite Laundry & Wellfield PFAS Monitoring, Jaffrey, NH

Brownfield Cleanup Grants and Revolving Loan Fund sub-grants were awarded to investigate and remediate chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOC) in groundwater at the former Elite Laundry property. Our firm conducted site characterization activities to determine the nature and extent of contamination in the overburden and bedrock aquifers.

We are also assisting the Town with site investigation in response to detections of PFAS at the Former Elite Laundry Site and Turnpike Wellfield property. Brownfield Assessment Grant funding is being used to support these efforts at the site, and funding evaluation for PFAS treatment upgrades at the Turnpike Wellfield is ongoing.


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James Olsen, PG, LEP, Brownfields Business Development Lead