Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
Rocky River, Ohio
In Rocky River, Ohio, Burgess & Niple (B&N) conducted Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for a former gasoline service station that was to be demolished and redeveloped into a park.
B&N’s Phase I ESA found that assessments of the 953-square-foot building conducted in 1999 included a No Further Action from the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation (BUSTR). However, the Risk Assessment performed at that time noted some remaining contamination on the south end of the property. As a result, B&N recommended a Limited Phase II ESA.
Results of the Limited Phase II ESA were compared to BUSTR and Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program (VAP) standards. The results showed that there were two areas where the soil was impacted above the residential standards. B&N recommended completing additional work at the site after the building was demolished. Once the building was razed, the two impacted areas were excavated.
New standards were established for the site based on its intended future use as a park. A follow-up subsurface investigation was conducted to assure compliance with the new recreational standards. These standards, which assume a point of compliance at a depth of two feet, were met.
The Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation has transformed this corner property from an eyesore into a park that is now shared by the entire community.