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L+M Site Wins 2017 Big Apple Brownfield Award

Posted on June 05, 2017

Award Winning Brownfield Cleanup Project

149 Kent Avenue; Brooklyn, New York

149 Kent Avenue

We are pleased to announce that the 149 Kent Avenue Site was presented the 2017 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Innovation by the New York City Brownfield Partnership. Roux is the environmental consultant for this 40,000-square-foot property located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Site housed a former rail terminal turned storage warehouse and required extensive remediation of chlorinated volatile organic compound (CVOC) impacted media to accommodate development of the 7-story, mixed-use commercial and residential building and underground parking garage.

Of the 42,000 tons of soil removed and disposed of off-site during construction, about 5,200 tons were classified as CVOC hazardous waste. The innovative treatment of CVOC-impacted groundwater was accomplished by injecting a zero valent iron (ZVI) permeable reactive barrier beneath the southwest portion of the property. The project team successfully remediated the property through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield Cleanup Program and in accordance with the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation E-Designation placed on the Site. Additional members of the 149 Kent Avenue Site team include L+M Development Partners Inc. (Project Sponsor), Congress Builders LLC (Builder), GF55 Partners (Architect of Record), Global Design Strategies (Design Architect), Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C. (Environmental Attorney), and Rodkin Cardinale P.C. (MEP Engineer).