Brownfield Development Success – Uptown Development – Traverse City, Michigan

Uptown Riverfront Development, is an upscale residential townhome and mixed-use (live-work) commercial development located on the Boardman River in Traverse City, Michigan. Grand Traverse County’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was awarded $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the State of Michigan for demolition/blight removal to segue for the redevelopment. Environmental investigations were conducted at the site as part of the purchase and redevelopment process. Chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) were identified within the subsurface which appeared to be from historical operations at the site. These CVOCs were identified above Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) vapor intrusion screening levels. Therefore, as part of the Brownfield Redevelopment, a vapor mitigation system was determined to be necessary. Land Science assisted the environmental consulting firm, AKT Peerless, with the design of the system and provided both the vapor barriers (Geo-Seal®and Retro-Coat™) and subsurface ventilation (Vapor-Vent™) for the necessary buildings requiring mitigation systems at the site. The development is now nearing completion, with Phase 3 of the project to be completed by Spring 2017. Uptown Development TC, LLC’s, Project Manager, Mike Wills stated, “Without Land Science’s Geo-Seal and Retro-Coat vapor barriers, our redevelopment of a downtown Traverse City, Michigan Brownfield Site into upscale residential townhomes would have been impossible”.

Land Science’s team of vapor intrusion experts have provided vapor intrusion and mitigation solutions at numerous sites across the nation. See more successful case studies including award winning and nationally recognized Brownfield sites, industrial, commercial, and residential developments.

Brownfield Development Success - Uptown Development – Traverse City, Michigan

Brownfield Development Success - Uptown Development – Traverse City, Michigan

Brownfield Development Success - Uptown Development – Traverse City, Michigan

Bix Box Retail Geo-Seal

Big Box Retail Store Receives “No Further Action” Status after Geo-Seal Application

Big Box Retail Site DetailsProject Highlights

  • Incorporated the new Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO) legislation vapor intrusion regulations
  • Geo-Seal® applied to 150,000 square feet of commercial space
  • Geo-Seal® application helped obtain a “No Further Action” letter

Project Summary

Geo-Seal was selected to mitigate vapor intrusion at a new retail development in Skokie, Illinois. The former industrial site was contaminated with chlorinated solvents (PCE, TCE, DCE and VC) and regulatory agencies required mitigation. A developer purchased the underutilized 15-acre light industrial business park for redevelopment and initial due diligence investigations identified numerous environmental issues on the property.

Geo-Seal was utilized to address the new IEPA’s TACO legislation, Part 742. The project was one of the first in Illinois to incorporate the use of Subpart L: Building Control Technologies, which specifies the performance criteria of barriers used to mitigate vapor intrusion.

Geo-Seal was applied to 150,000-square-feet of retail space and the applicator was able to meet union labor guidelines for the project. Vapor intrusion risks were also mitigated at a fast-food restaurant and bank on-site through the application of Geo-Seal. The site was issued a draft “No Further Remediation” letter with the final letter issued upon completion of the engineered barriers constructed as part of the redevelopment.

Technology Description

Geo-Seal® is a gas vapor management technology designed to eliminate vapor intrusion on Brownfields or any type of environmentally-impaired site. Geo-Seal is a chemically-resistant material placed between the foundation of the building and the soil pad to eliminate vapor intrusion pathways and stop contaminant vapors from permeating through the slab. By deploying Geo-Seal, developers can ensure a healthy indoor environment while reducing the cost of site remediation and expediting site construction.

 

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Land Science trains and certifies contractors to install the TerraShield system. The application of TerraShield can be performed by any one of many certified installers throughout the country.

Land Science trains and certifies contractors to install the Nitra-Seal system. The application of Nitra-Seal can be performed by any one of many certified installers throughout the country.

Land Science trains and certifies contractors to install the MonoShield system. The application of MonoShield can be performed by any one of many certified installers throughout the country.

Land Science trains and certifies contractors to apply Retro-Coat™ Vapor Intrusion Coating System. The application of Retro-Coat can be performed by any one of many certified installers throughout the country.

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