A large, mixed-use developer engaged VERTEX to conduct an initial environmental assessment of the Government Center Parking Garage in preparation for a significant redevelopment project that will result in 2.4 million square feet of residential, commercial, and hotel space. For the first phase of redevelopment, VERTEX designed a soil pre-characterization sampling plan to characterize approximately 17,000 tons of excess soil to be generated during initial foundation construction. Based on the findings of the investigation, VERTEX provided guidance to the redevelopment team on the implementation of best management practices for the management of soil and groundwater generated during the construction.
VERTEX worked with the site contractor to prepare the disposal documentation needed to facilitate the transport of soil from the site and out of the way of the ongoing construction being conducted in a constrained space. In support of a Dewatering General Permit (DGP), VERTEX conducted baseline groundwater and receiving water sampling and prepared the Notice of Intent application to EPA. VERTEX also conducted the required startup sampling to demonstrate compliance with the site discharge criteria. Additionally, VERTEX’s Industrial Hygiene and Building Sciences group conducted a comprehensive pre-renovation/demolition assessment of the building to identify and quantify asbestos and PCB-containing building materials that would be impacted by the redevelopment activities. VERTEX has been providing support services on an ongoing basis to oversee the successful abatement of regulated building materials as needed by the project.