In 2015, Cardno assisted Pasco County to secure a $600,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Grant. Six years later in 2011, the County was awarded a further $1 million EPA Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant. These grants have empowered the County to conduct site-specific assessments and site inventories, develop clean-up plans, conduct public health monitoring and support community outreach programs.
Cardno’s experienced team has worked in partnership with the County to deliver a suite of services, including:
- environmental assessment
- site characterization
- community involvement plans
- redevelopment services (including reuse planning)
- Brownfields programmatic support.
Guided by the County, to date our team has focussed on the following key areas and associated projects:
- Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of proposed community center site (which acted as the catalyst for a site-specific EPA Cleanup Grant)
- Phase I ESAs on potential affordable housing sites, and contamination screenings/limited Phase II ESAs for four proposed infrastructure improvement areas.
- Phase I and Phase II ESA of former retail gasoline facility (including asbestos and lead screening services)
- Phase I ESA and asbestos screening of potential affordable housing sites.
- Phase I ESAs with asbestos screenings of five proposed affordable housing sites
- Phase I, II and Supplemental Phase II ESAs
- Reuse planning, for the former Pasco Motors properties in the heart of Dade City for potential redevelopment.
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- Extensive assessment and reuse planning of the former Community Hospital site in New Port Richey
- Phase I ESAs with asbestos screenings of 10 proposed affordable housing sites
- Phase I ESAs with demolition asbestos screening for properties included in the planned US/Main Street redevelopment (seven properties).