Bartow Cigar Factory

Historic Bartow Cigar Factory building in Florida

Cardno provides environmental engineering services for the City of Bartow to redevelop the factory structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The City of Bartow purchased the vacant Thompson & Company Cigar Factory property as part of their vision to enhance the surrounding community through redevelopment/re-use of the property while preserving the historical asset. The former factory structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was closed in 1989 as a result of limited maintenance and environmental conditions (suspected asbestos-containing materials, as well as bird droppings within the structure).

Cardno provided a variety of environmental engineering services, including: 

  • Completion of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments of the site resulting in a No Further Assessment status from FDEP
  • Development of Brownfields Designation and Brownfields Site Rehabilitation Agreement
  • Completion of Asbestos, Lead Based Paint and Indoor Air Quality Surveys
  • Completion of Asbestos, Mold and Lead Based Paint Abatement services to prepare site for redevelopment
  • Radiological screenings to address the potential for radon within the structure
  • Limited source removal (soil) to bring the site to residential cleanup standards

Assessment services also included Phase I & II ESA services and asbestos screening of the contiguously-adjacent former utility building and associated land.