Redevelopment has become a core component of smart growth, promoting expansion in existing communities with infrastructure and transforming underutilized or distressed areas into economically viable and productive local assets.
From small towns to large cities, Atlantic Environmental Solutions, Inc. (AESI) partners with municipal and county officials to integrate environmental assessment, remediation and redevelopment into their long-term vision. To that end, our firm has developed a program that provides municipal and county decision makers with a proactive means of utilizing contaminated site information early on in the planning process. This meaningful information helps prioritize site selection and development and ultimately saves substantial costs while protecting the environment and the health of residents.
Leveraging Due Diligence and Contaminated Site Remediation
With the passage of New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) in 2009, Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) assumed primary responsibility for the oversight of regulatory compliance with respect to the remediation of the state’s contaminated sites. Each case must be investigated and remediated within mandated timeframes, while also complying with public notification to the municipality.
As a result of these changes, LSRPs like AESI have at their fingertips information for contaminated sites and their compliance issues that has considerable value for future planning at the municipal level. By engaging a firm like ours to guide them through due diligence – before redevelopment or condemnation is implemented – municipalities can uncover issues and prevent unexpected and potentially costly problems down the road.
Utilizing Site-Specific Case Information to Support Planning and Decision-Making
Whether working directly with municipal groups or indirectly through partnerships with their developers, AESI is committed to developing responsive and cost-effective environmental solutions to meet our clients’ long-term objectives. We have designed a customizable compliance program that utilizes available LSRP data to assist municipalities in evaluating and prioritizing contaminated sites and making informed decisions for the purpose of local planning, due diligence or redevelopment.
Our highly experienced LSRPs will assess NJDEP compliance issues of regulated sites within a specific municipality’s boundaries. For active sites, this will allow contamination to be investigated and remediated in a timely manner. For closed sites where contamination remains present subject to deed restrictions and engineered controls, it will ensure that protective controls are being regularly maintained.
AESI is committed to providing high quality and pragmatic environmental due diligence and remediation solutions to protect customer assets and reduce liability. We offer a full range of transaction-related services and guidance to buyers and sellers of private and public property and have handled over $60 million in environmental projects at over 6,000 client locations across 47 states. Whether working with municipalities, industrial brokerage firms, developers, REITS, or utilities, we strive to be the most valued and trusted environmental partner of professionals in commercial real estate, property management and institutional compliance.