Chicago School Campus Remediation and Closure

Private High School; Illinois

OBJECTIVES

Roux provided environmental services for a 17-acre high school campus in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. Services included Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA), Phase II ESA, acquisition negotiation support, supplemental site investigation (SSI), regulatory management, a Tier 2 Risk-Based Closure Assessment, and full-scale remediation. Over 200 soil samples were collected across the Site to fully characterize and complete a Tier 2/Upper Confident Limit evaluation, which resulted in significantly reduced remediation time and costs. Roux seamlessly integrated remedial actions with other site construction activities to drive down costs, increase efficiency, and allow on-time occupancy of the new campus. Roux also developed solutions to challenges encountered during redevelopment activities, including leaking underground storage tank (LUST) removal, cleanup, and closure. The Site received a comprehensive No Further Remediation (NFR) Letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Site Remediation Program (SRP).

PROJECT DETAILS
Location

Chicago, Illinois

Client

Private High School

Services

Phase I and II ESAs

Asbestos/Lead-Based Paint Evaluation

Geotechnical Investigation

Site Investigation and Characterization

Property Transaction Negotiation Support

Remedial Options Analysis

Remediation Implementation

Construction Management

LUST Removal and Cleanup

Regulatory Support and Reporting

Year

2018-Present