Redevelopment – Historic Fill
Source: Distinguished Programs
An old office building was demolished as part of a high-rise apartment complex redevelopment project. Following demolition, fill material was observed beneath the building slab of the former office building. The former office building was constructed in the vicinity of a historic riverbed and the area was filled to allow for development. Soil and groundwater samples were collected and confirmed that the fill material was contaminated and had impacted surrounding areas. Costs associated with the environmental sampling and off-site disposal of the impacted fill and surrounding soils exceeded $500,000.