Train enthusiasts and photographers can now get an up-close view of more than 100 trains that travel through Fostoria, Ohio daily. At Fostoria’s Iron Triangle – where three major U.S. train routes converge – B&N led a project that transformed a brownfield site into a gathering and observation spot to be enjoyed by rail fans and the community.
Starting in 2004, B&N helped secure an initial $300,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield grant to assess hazardous material and petroleum contamination at the site. In 2005, B&N assisted in obtaining $800,000 in Transportation Enhancement Funds awarded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
In addition to funding assistance, B&N provided:
- Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
- A Quality Assurance Protection Plan
- Full civil/site design services for the park
With the opening of the Iron Triangle Rail Park in 2013, the City celebrated the redevelopment of what was once considered an eyesore into an attraction for locals and tourists.
Project subconsultants included KKG and SPGB Architects.