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Town of South Hill Awarded Virginia Brownfields Assessment Grant

The Town of South Hill, Virginia was awarded a site assessment and planning grant with an initial total worth of $50,000. The ONE Environmental team assisted the Town with the successful grant application and is assisting them with management and performance of this assessment grant.

ONE helped inform the Town of South Hill about the grant and developed interest in the program. There are multiple properties included in this assessment, which is being completed as part of the Town’s vision for growth and expansion in the downtown area.

Specifically, ONE pursued Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund (VBAF) Site Assessment and Planning Grant funding to offset the costs of completing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), site characterization activities including soil and groundwater samples, soil-gas surveys; and potentially asbestos containing materials and lead-based paint testing.

Investigations included review of historical documents and regulatory databases regarding former site use. When appropriate, additional assessment was performed at sites, such as asbestos containing materials inspection, limited Phase II ESAs (such as ground penetrating radar assessment), Phase II ESAs including soil and groundwater sample collection to determine if a site is contaminated, and Phase II ESA delineation to help further determine extent of contamination.

Grants help fill a financing gap for projects or phases of work for restoration and redevelopment of brownfield sites as well as address environmental problems or obstacles to reuse so that these sites can be effectively marketed to new economic development prospects that have not already commenced.

ONE Environmental has significant experience helping owners transform brownfields into economically viable properties. Click here to learn more about ONE’s Site Investigation and Remediation service offerings.