A vacant textile mill in Brockton’s city center was significantly renovated and redeveloped to residential apartments with indoor parking areas. The project’s developer assembled MassDevelopment grants and loans, state historical tax credits, as well as low income housing incentives to create approximately fifty units of affordable and market-rate apartment units, leading the way to transformation of several properties surrounding City Hall and leading a renascence of the city center. Loureiro was involved in the initial assessment and all follow-up remediation as assessment, working with the developer to develop cost-saving remedial alternatives meeting state and federal regulatory requirements.
Loureiro completed multiple phases of investigation and assessment to understand soil and groundwater conditions as well as to understand the presence of hazardous building materials (e.g., asbestos). Loureiro then worked with the client to develop abatement and demolition costs as well as site investigation and remedial strategies to address site concerns. Loureiro designed, oversaw, directed and documented all site remediation in coordination with the project’s developer to assure the timely completion of necessary work in a manner that did not interfere with other construction work.
Loureiro was instrumental helping to convert a derelict industrial property with multiple environmental concerns into much-needed residential apartments serving low-income housing needs while assisting in the rejuvenation of the city center.