A vacant, city-owned lot in a rapidly developing area of Boston was redeveloped into commercial (first floor) and residential (upper floors) space to provide housing for low-income residents of Boston. The project’s developer assembled MassDevelopment grants and loans, as well as low-income housing incentives to create approximately fifteen units of affordable residential, leading the way to transformation of several abutting properties. Loureiro was involved in the initial assessment and all follow-up remediation as assessment, working with the develop 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. Development was significantly complicated by the presence of hazardous waste and a plume of volatile organic compounds which necessitated the difficult removal of soil and the installation of soil gas mitigation measures at the site as well as two abutting buildings. 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 contaminated vacant lot with multiple environmental concerns into much-needed residential apartments and commercial space.