Previously Featured Site Reuse Spotlights
For the first time in more than a century, the local community is able to access the Passaic Riverfront. Working with EPA partner, The Trust for Public Land, this Newark, New Jersey, community has constructed a portion of the new Newark Riverfront Park over a remediated section of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site.
Ecologically-focused, sustainable cleanup approaches have enhanced the remedy at the Landia Chemical Company Superfund site in Lakeland, Florida. Stakeholders will be honored with an EPA Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse Award.
Redevelopment of Boomsnub/Airco Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 200K)
Community revitalization efforts in Vancouver, Washington, have led to the development of the 20-acre Luke Jensen Sports Park. Located over a portion of the Boomsnub/Airco Superfund site ground water plume, the park offers civic meeting space and a variety of recreational resources.
Successful integration of the Jibboom Junkyard Superfund site in the the City of Sacramento's River District Redevelopment Area has transformed this formerly contaminated property into a scenic recreational destination along the Sacramento River.
The Town of Oyster Bay, New York, is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing their petroleum usage by using the Syosset Landfill Superfund site to house a compressed natural gas fueling center for municipal vehicles.
Successful collaboration between the EPA and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has resulted in ecological conservation, educational programs and year-round recreational opportunities for the community in Warrenville, Illinois.
Once the site of a 6,000-acre pineapple plantation, the Del Monte Corp. (Oahu Plantation) Superfund site in Honolulu County, Hawaii, is now multi-tasking with residential, agricultural and commercial uses. The successful collaboration of EPA, Del Monte Corporation and the new landowners and tenants has enabled these beneficial amenities and economic opportunities for the community while cleanup and monitoring remain underway.
The City of Camilla and Mitchell County government in Camilla, Georgia, have worked collectively to acquire the former Camilla Wood Preserving Superfund site and transform it into an amenity that benefits the local community. Today, Mitchell County’s Recreation Department operates a recreation complex with soccer fields, an aerobics classroom, a concession stand, lighting and parking on site. Future plans for the rest of the site include basketball courts, trails, ball fields, a playground, picnic tables and a volleyball court.
About $3.4 million in stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have helped expedite the cleanup of the Havertown PCP Superfund site. Contamination at the site resulted from decades of on-site wood treatment operations. EPA’s cleanup of site soils and installation of a ground water treatment system has paved the way to allow for a new, vibrant reuse. The state-of-the-art Haverford Township Area YMCA is scheduled to open in September 2013 and will provide new recreational and fitness amenities to the Haverford community.
Developers are closer than ever to constructing the region’s first Eco-Industrial Energy Park on the Martin-Marietta, Sodeyco, Inc. Superfund site. This formerly contaminated property in western Charlotte, North Carolina once harbored industrial facilities for over seventy years. Today, EPA is working closely with its state and local partners and the Clariant Corporation to transform this conveniently located, underused industrial land into an Eco-Industrial Energy Park that will rejuvenate not only the site and its existing infrastructure, but also the surrounding community.
Once a contaminated property with a history of aircraft part manufacturing and metal plating, the Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund site in the Town of Oyster Bay, New York, is now a community asset. Construction of the 80,000 square feet Super Stop & Shop in 2009 was just the beginning of this Superfund’s site return to productive reuse. EPA is now working with site and store owners, the local government and the community to complete construction efforts on an extension of an adjacent community park onto site land as well.
The most prominent landmarks in Murray City, Utah, were once the smokestacks and slag piles remaining from former lead smelting activities on the Murray Smelter Superfund site. Today, a new landmark is emerging. The 100-acre Intermountain Medical Center, which provides vital and specialized medical services for the community, opened on the site in 2007. Site revitalization has provided a new landmark for this once blighted property and continues to attract complementary office and commercial development in the surrounding area.
Redevelopment of the Ryeland Road Arsenic Site (PDF)
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The innovative use of phytoremediation at the Ryeland Road Arsenic site in Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania, has not only preserved the existing wetland habitats at the site, but is also effectively reducing contaminant concentrations in site soil. The effectiveness of this remedy means that more invasive conventional cleanup methods have not been necessary and the site is an attractive, local ecological resource.
Redevelopment of the Molycorp, Inc. Site (PDF)
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The partnership between the site’s responsible parties, EPA and local stakeholders at the Molycorp, Inc. site has ensured that Questa, New Mexico will no longer be seen as "just another mining town." Rather, the community will be seen as a renewable energy leader and home to the largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar facility in the United States. The CPV facility, which opened in February 2011, not only demonstrates an emerging solar technology, but is also bringing new jobs to the region and supplying a clean, renewable power source in an area striving to address its mining legacy.
EPA’s partnership with local stakeholders at the Former Spellman Engineering site in Orlando, Florida has resulted in a cleanup plan that will remove a community “eyesore,” allow for new and expanded school facilities, and serve as a catalyst for new infill development opportunities. As a result of innovative partnerships, the site is being redeveloped in a manner consistent with community goals and priorities.
Redevelopment of the Welsbach & General Gas Mantle Site (PDF)
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EPA, local municipal management and community stakeholders worked together to support the development of a community theater on a portion of the Welsbach & General Gas Mantle Superfund site. The new facility will be used by a local theater company as well as high school and elementary school programs. This new redevelopment creates a space for theater, music and art in the center of the new Waterfront South redevelopment in Camden, New Jersey.
Innovative thinking on the part of site stakeholders has allowed for the Southside Sanitary Landfill Superfund site in Indianapolis, Indiana to become a leading example of alternative energy, commercial and industrial use. While continuing to operate as a municipal solid waste landfill, the 312-acre Superfund site provides methane gas energy for several nearby businesses, a golf course and an outdoor education center.
Through close collaboration between the City of New Brighton, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), EPA and other partners, a portion of the MacGillis & Gibbs / Bell Lumber & Pole Company Superfund site in New Brighton, Minnesota has been cleaned up and redeveloped into one of the leading examples of mixed-use Superfund redevelopment in the nation.
Redevelopment of the Lipari Landfill Site (PDF)
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EPA's partnership with the state, the Borough of Pitman, the affected community and the responsible parties at the Lipari Landfill in Pitman, New Jersey resulted in a successful cleanup and restoration of a vibrant public park. Today, visitors enjoy baseball fields, softball fields, a football field, two tournament-sized soccer fields, a picnic pavilion, bike path, concession stand, wildflower meadow and open play area.
Redevelopment of the Aerojet General Corporation Site (PDF)
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A public-private partnership between Aerojet, Solar Power, Inc. and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has led to the development of a remarkable 40-acre solar farm on the Aerojet General Corporation Superfund site near Sacramento, California. The electricity produced provides more than 20 percent of the energy needed to power the site’s ground water remediation program.
Redevelopment of the Midvale Slag Site (PDF) (1 pg, 63K, About PDF)
EPA has been working with the Midvale community in Utah to return the Midvale Slag Superfund site to beneficial use since 1999. Once home to five smelters, the site is now Bingham Junction, a large-scale, commercial, recreational and residential development. In addition, Utah Transit Authority has begun construction of a light commuter rail through the site, allowing for further transit-oriented development.
Redevelopment of the Eastland Woolen Mill Site (PDF) (1 pg, 74K, About PDF)
Through close collaboration with the Town of Corinna, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and several other state agencies and stakeholder groups, EPA has supported redevelopment at the Eastland Woolen Mill site in downtown Corinna, Maine. Today, a senior housing facility and historic country store and restaurant are located on a portion of the former mill site. A plan for village-style subdivision and greenspace along the river was approved in 2006, and in 2008, a public bandstand was built in the greenspace.
Redevelopment of the Orongo-Duenweg Site (PDF) (1 pg, 106K, About PDF)
The Oronogo-Duenweg Mining Belt Superfund site in Joplin, Missouri, is the new home of a scrap metal recycling facility, numerous residential sub-divisions, and a new highway bypass that is attracting further development. EPA, the State of Missouri, and the local community worked together to facilitate the mixed reuse of this former mining site.
Redevelopment of the Whitmoyer Laboratories Site (PDF) (1 pg, 72K, About PDF)
Through close collaboration with Jackson Township and the site’s potentially responsible party , EPA supported redevelopment of the Whitmoyer Laboratories Superfund site in Jackson Township, Pennsylvania. The Jackson Recreation Park opened in 2005 and offers baseball and soccer fields, as well as extensive tree-lined walking trails, to the local schools and community.
Redevelopment of the Woolfolk Chemical Works Site (PDF) (1 pg, 68K, About PDF)
Through close collaboration with the community and local stakeholders, EPA is helping support the remediation and reuse of the 31-acre Woolfolk Chemical Works site in Fort Valley, Georgia. A new library and tourist information center are in use on a portion of the site, and plans for further redevelopment include a multi-jurisdictional record storing facility and a new building for Fort Valley University. In July, Region 4 presented Fort Valley citizens, EPA, and state officials "Excellence in Site Reuse" awards for their ongoing efforts to redevelop the Woolfolk site. More Information...
Redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 45K, About PDF)
Collaboration between EPA and local communities supported redevelopment at the Bunker Hill Superfund site in Shoshone County, Idaho. EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Initiative awarded the City of Kellogg community group, Panhandle Health District, a Pilot grant in 2001 that it used to develop and maintain a coordinated, valley-wide approach to site cleanup and reuse. Significant portions of the site now house the Silver Mountain Resort, the Silver Valley Business Center, and light manufacturing, outdoor recreation, workforce training and environmental remediation businesses.
Redevelopment of the Pemaco Maywood Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 83K, About PDF)
EPA, the City of Maywood, California the Trust for Public Land, and other stakeholders worked together to revitalize the Pemaco Maywood Superfund site. The Maywood Riverfront Park was officially opened in May 2008 and offers soccer fields, playground equipment, handball courts, and basketball courts for area residents. The city of Maywood is densely populated and home to a large minority community. This recreational park is one of only two such parks available for residents of the city.
Redevelopment of the South Point Plant Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 776K, About PDF)
Through collaboration with the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and local governments, EPA has provided support for the redevelopment of the South Point Superfund site in Ohio. As of 2008, seven tenants have located on the property, employing approximately 150 people.
Redevelopment of the Pepper Steel & Alloys Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 76K, About PDF)
Put to use by a variety of businesses, the Pepper Steel & Alloys site in Florida contains three parcels. A trucking and transportation company purchased a five-acre parcel and is in operation. Another ten-acre parcel was sold in 2006, and the new owner now operates a pre-cast concrete manufacturing plant. The remaining ten-acre parcel is being reused in part as a truck staging area. In addition, an on-site building has been improved with a new external paint job and a parking lot has new curbing and asphalt. Redevelopment has eliminated on-site dumping, improved storm water management, and ensured the future protectiveness of the remedy.
Redevelopment of the Hiteman Leather Company Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 65K, About PDF)
A 2001 Superfund Redevelopment pilot grant fostered the Village of West Winfield’s hopes for redevelopment at the Hiteman Leather Company Superfund site in New York state. Plans are underway to construct a much needed sewer system to serve the downtown area on the site. The Village’s future aspirations for the land include: Village employee offices, a library, a police station, a senior citizens facility, soccer fields and nature trails, and a fitness and pool area.
Redevelopment of the Tex Tin Superfund Site (PDF) (1 pg, 60K, About PDF)
To facilitate redevelopment at the Tex Tin Superfund site, EPA, Texas City officials, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and site developers collaborated to put to use several tools offered by EPA. A Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Pilot Grant in 2001 and the nation’s first Ready for Reuse determination in 2003 paved the way for the Site’s on-going redevelopment as the Texas City Phoenix International Terminal. The new terminal will include warehouse distribution, freight forwarding, container storage facilities, and a full-service truck stop to support the nearby deep water terminal.