A “brownfield” is a property which cannot be expanded, re-used or redeveloped due to the presence of contamination. Left abandoned, these sites can blight neighborhoods, breed crime and stop economic development. The Federal EPA has programs that work with state and local governments to re-develop these properties, allowing not only improvement of the environment, but also the creation of jobs and the increase in the property tax base. Brownfield grants are available to offset the assessment and cleanup costs associated with re-developing these properties.
BLDI has completed numerous Brownfield revitalization projects under a variety of working relationships. Our services include environmental site assessments (ESA’s); soil, sediment and groundwater sampling and laboratory analysis; soil excavation and off- site disposal; Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEA’s), Due Care Plans; as well as technical support and assistance with public involvement. We combine expertise in the environmental and regulatory issues involved with Brownfield projects with a deep understanding of the business and financial issues involved.