FORD CHICAGO MANUFACTURING CAMPUS
In a joint venture with the Ford Motor Land Development Corporation, our Client, CenterPoint Properties, developed an automotive supplier manufacturing campus adjacent to Ford’s Torrence Avenue assembly plant on a 150-acre industrial property formerly owned by Republic Steel. Historically, the site had not been used for manufacturing but rather had been utilized for the disposal of waste materials from industrial and chemical operations on adjacent properties. Most of the site was covered with steel processing slag that had been used to fill low-lying areas and construction debris, coke box residue, tar product, waste sulfur, and unconsolidated fill were also present.
Previously completed site investigations had found contaminant concentrations in excess of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s remediation objectives. Carlson conducted supplemental subsurface soil and groundwater investigations to confirm the nature and define the extent of contamination. Site investigations also included sampling sediments and surface water from a creek that transects the site and flows into the Calumet River.
Carlson obtained a series of No Further Remediation Letters for the site using a remediation approach that included utilizing a soil stabilization program for hazardous wastes, selective “hot spot” removal of contaminated soils, and capping residual impacted soil with an engineered barrier.
Environmental Services Provided:
- Phase II Environmental Site Investigations
- Groundwater Modeling
- Hazardous Waste Remediation
- Asbestos Abatement
- Wetlands/Creek Restoration/Construction
- IEPA Permitting Assistance