Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority
Grand Rapids, MI
NTH Consultants, Ltd.
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In order to protect future site occupants and owners from liability from historical environmental contamination existing on-site, NTH determined it was necessary to complete environmental investigations to assess the site.
Environmental Services: Grand Rapids Downtown Market
The City of Grand Rapids Downtown Developmental Authority (DDA) received a Clean Michigan Initiative grant (CMI) from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in January 2012. The Downtown Market development site was formerly home to the Sonneveldt Produce Company. The 3.45 acre site contained six buildings owned by the DDA. The completed Downtown Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local produce. The indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall; dozens of farmers and artisan vendors line the outdoor farmer’s market shed. The market includes rentable incubator kitchens, roof-top greenhouses, and a demonstration kitchen for kids.
Environmental Consulting and Cleanup Oversight
The CMI grant provided partial financial support for the required demolition and subsequent redevelopment of the site. The DDA turned to NTH who provided environmental consulting and cleanup oversight. NTH provided a comprehensive site investigation, including soil and groundwater sampling and analysis.
NTH provided the following investigation and due diligence services:
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Removal
During construction activities, a previously unknown underground storage tank was found. The tank was approximately 13,000 gallons in size and contained approximately 11,000 gallons of water and gasoline. NTH led the removal and assessment activities, including the following services: