Due Care Obligations
BLDI was retained by a development company to conduct the necessary environmental due diligence involved with the purchase of a vacant parcel located in Holland, Michigan. The client intended to utilize funding from the United States Small Business Administration to develop the parcel into a hotel. Previous uses of the property included auto sales and service, welding, furnace company, coal company, and an office machine company. Due to the concentrations of contaminants found during the Phase II ESA, BLDI worked with the client to install a sub-slab depressurization (SSDS) system and vapor barrier during the development stage. To aid with the funding of the development BLDI worked with the local government and was able to secure tax increment funding (TIF). BLDI utilized its expertise to prepare Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, a Baseline Environmental Assessment, and a Due Care Plan that was approved by the Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes, and Environment.
The project resulted in the construction of a hotel, creation of new jobs, and aesthetically improved the area.