The Delaware River Port Authority needed to investigate and remediate several Gateway Park Properties to confirm the removal of any hazardous conditions and provide site safety. Redevelopment of the Gateway Park project proved challenging due to the absence of surface evidence relating the former uses of the properties to potential environmental impacts. In addition, historical information was scarce on many of the lots which involved uses as former retail petroleum operations, a bus station, automobile dealership, hotels, and outdoor cinema. VHB solved this challenge by piecing together a complete historical profile by conducting due diligence and inquiries of the many public agencies that maintain historic records for these sites.
VHB’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) also confirmed all investigation activities were completed in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) directives. VHB established project control methods, including a site-specific health and safety plan (HASP) and quality control processes.
The cleanup of the project site resolved environmental liabilities and potential health risks to the local community and resulted in development of a waterfront park with access to bike trails and a walkable pedestrian route. The project was a successful brownfield redevelopment that fits within the community vision for open space and outdoor recreation.