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Former Service Station Converted to Restaurant

By | Brownfields, Projects

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) was retained by a local developer to assist with the redevelopment of a brownfield site, which formerly operated as a service station in Muskegon County.  Environmental services completed by LEI to facilitate the safe redevelopment of the site included removal of underground storage tanks; completion of a Phase I ESA and Phase II ESA; and preparation of a BEA and Due Care Plan.

LEI worked with a municipality to establish a local brownfield redevelopment grant program, which was utilized to reimburse the developer for a portion of environmental costs incurred.

Village of Ravenna hires LEI for Brownfield Redevelopment Services

By | Brownfields, Projects, Uncategorized

LEI assisted the Village of Ravenna (Village) with the creation of a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in early 2013.  Creation of the BRA enabled the Village to pursue Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Brownfield Redevelopment Grant and Loan funding to assist with the conversion of a contaminated former automotive dealership to a commercial retail store.  LEI assisted the Village with obtaining $149,250 in MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Grant and Loan funds for completion of Baseline Environmental Assessment activities; asbestos, lead-paint, and ballast surveys; contaminated soil removal; a Due Care Plan; and wetland cleanup of tires and automotive parts.

In addition, LEI prepared a Brownfield Plan and Act 381 Work Plan to facilitate tax capture of new local and state tax increments generated from the redevelopment project for a short period of time.  The tax capture will be utilized to pay back the MDEQ Loan funds, reimburse the developer for approved eligible environmental costs previously incurred, and create a local site remediation revolving fund.

Blight Elimination Grant funding through the Michigan Land Bank was also obtained by the Village and was utilized to offset demolition costs relative to the redevelopment.

The redevelopment project commenced in April 2013 and is expected to be completed by early July 2013.

Food Processor Retains LEI for Wastewater Engineering and Management Services

By | Engineering, Projects, Sustainability

A West Michigan based food processor has contracted LEI to engineer and construct two lined basins for management of process wastewater.  The basins will provide proper storage of process wastewater for treatment prior to eventual land application pursuant to applicable regulatory guidelines. 

LEI will monitor the ongoing operation of this system to ensure optimal performance and protection of the environment.  Eventual land application of the process wastewater will result in the recharge of groundwater, a precious Michigan resource. 

This project is another example of how LEI has developed a sustainable solution to a business challenge, which will also result in long-term monetary savings to our client.

LEI obtains wetland permit for restoration project

By | Natural Resources, Projects

As part of a brownfield redevelopment project in southeastern Muskegon County, LEI secured a Wetland Permit through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division, under provisions of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and Parts 31 and 303.  The Wetland Permit will enable LEI to restore regulated wetland along a prime trout stream that historically served as a dumping area.  Items to be removed from the dumping area include automobile parts, tires, metal, broken concrete, and other materials.

LEI retained for large soil remediation project

By | Projects, Remediation

LEI will be supervising the removal of hundreds of cubic yards of arsenic impacted soil to facilitate a proposed residential development in the southeast portion of West Michigan.  The arsenic impacted soil exceeds DEQ direct contact cleanup criteria and threatens future land-use options.  During a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and subsequent Phase II Investigation, LEI determined that the property was a former orchard where insecticides were likely applied.

LEI to Assist Developer in Western U.P.

By | Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

LEI has been retained by a developer to assist with the due diligence and brownfield redevelopment of a large parcel of land along Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Tasks will include completion of a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, Due Care Plan, and Brownfield Redevelopment consulting.

LEI awarded six Phase I ESAs

By | Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

A West Michigan-based bank selects Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to conduct six Phase I ESAs in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The bank obtained LEI’s services based on LEI’s complete service package – cost effective and timely deliverables completed by trustworthy and experienced staff.

West Michigan-Based Industrial Business Expands

By | Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

A thriving industrial business located in Ottawa County retained Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to assist with their expansion into a new location with known environmental concerns.  LEI’s role in this project will be to conduct a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan.  The environmental services rendered will protect LEI’s client from cleanup liability relating to the known contamination and ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations.

Large Metropolitan Hotel Owner Retains LEI for Subsurface Investigation

By | Projects, Remediation

A large metropolitan hotel owner pursued Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) for the purpose of conducting a subsurface investigation that will ultimately lead to a No Further Action letter from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  LEI has developed a plan to create a Conceptual Site Model that will establish the existing Site conditions.  Once the model is completed, LEI will conduct the appropriate investigation activities necessary to define the extent of soil and groundwater contamination and mitigate potential unacceptable exposures.  Tasks associated with this project will include numerous soil borings, installation of monitoring wells, soil and groundwater sampling, a vapor intrusion assessment, preparation of restrictive covenants, a groundwater mixing zone evaluation, groundwater modeling, and reporting.

Muskegon Heights Brownfield Redevelopment

By | Brownfields, Projects

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) in collaboration with the City of Muskegon Heights,successfully obtained a $200,000 grant form the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to assist in the expansion of a medical facility.  The expansion required the acquisition and redevelopment of a contaminated property formerly utilized as an auto repair and sales shop.

Environmental activities completed by LEI included the following: soil and groundwater sampling; completion of a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan; supervision of contaminated soil and hoist removal; removal of an abandoned underground storage tank; asbestos and lead-paint surveys; and oversight of building demolition activities.