Verdantas partnered with Duke Realty Corporation to redevelop the Former GM Baltimore Assembly Plant.
The site housed GM automobile assembly operations from 1936 to 2005. Duke Baltimore LLC, an affiliate of Duke Realty Corporation, purchased the site from GM in January 2006. Prior to the property purchase, Verdantas provided risk evaluation and cost estimating services to Duke to aid an evaluation of potential environmental-related costs that may ultimately be incurred during remediation and redevelopment of the site.
Verdantas coordinated Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action activities at the site as part of a Facility Lead Agreement administered by U.S. EPA Region 3 and parallel assessment activities as part of the State of Maryland’s Voluntary Cleanup Program administered by the Maryland Department of the Environment. This project represents the first time a brownfield was assessed and redeveloped through both programs concurrently.
Additionally, Verdantas designed the assessment activities and ultimate remedial approach to incorporate redevelopment tools such as engineering controls to cost-effectively remediate the site, while maintaining protection of human health and the environment. Verdantas also assisted the client with the development of bid specifications for demolition of on-site buildings and structures, and served as the client’s onsite representative providing oversight of demolition activities.