Allen Park, Michigan
NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Total NTH Budget:
NTH’s Value Added: NTH’s rapid response to potential settlement, sloping and waste issues enabled our client to meet environmental guidelines on a tight construction schedule for one of the largest landfill redevelopment projects in the United States.
Green Development of a Closed Landfill
The Ford Allen Park Clay Mine Landfill is an industrial landfill located on 200 acres in Allen Park, Michigan. Owned by Ford Motor Company, the site became operational in the 1950s for disposal of waste related to Ford’s manufacturing facilities. With the exception of 20 acres, the site was closed and capped years ago. Ford Land, Ford’s real estate division, envisioned creating an environmentally sensitive, one-million square foot development at the site. When completed, the site, named Fairlane Green, would include both retail space and a community recreational area. NTH Consultants, Ltd. was retained to provide regulatory, environmental and geotechnical engineering services for the project.
The NTH Project Team identified three major issues related to the reuse of this land. Each of these issues were addressed in design and construction: