Ohio EPA Presents B&N Employees with Award for Brownfield Redevelopment

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently presented two Burgess & Niple (B&N) employees with an Outstanding Achievement Award for Brownfield Redevelopment.

Tom Mignery and Dave Walker received the award at the annual Ohio Brownfield Conference in recognition of their contributions to the Whittier Peninsula project in Columbus, Ohio.

At Whittier Peninsula, 160 acres of historic industrial sites, warehousing, railroad operations and scrap yards were transformed into an urban oasis with a park, wetlands, bike paths and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.

Redeveloping brownfields, such as the Whittier Peninsula, revitalizes and re-energizes vacant or underutilized properties that may be compromised by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.

B&N provided multi-disciplinary services throughout the redevelopment process, including:

  • Funding assistance
  • Environmental Site Assessments and risk assessments
  • Four No Further Action letters and receipt of Covenant Not to Sue agreements from the Ohio EPA
  • Remediation plan design and assistance with the design and development of the park

During the awards ceremony, the Ohio EPA commended Tom, Dave and the B&N team for their dedication and successful completion of the project on a very complex site.

Co-recipients included the client – Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks – and landscape design firm MKSK Studios.