Brownfield Services

CHA’s environmental team includes civil, chemical, environmental, and geotechnical engineers and geologists, scientists, and biologists who collaborate on brownfield projects. Our environmental staff works directly with our civil engineers, planners, and landscape architects from project inception to completion to investigate environmental conditions and then identify regulatory requirements that must be considered as redevelopment scenarios are proposed.

CHA understands the importance of community engagement on all projects, especially publicly funded brownfield projects. The success of these projects, regardless of size, is often linked to effective communication and stakeholder support. CHA’s portfolio of brownfield services includes the development of a wide range of project and community-specific community involvement strategies whose successful implementation fosters broad-based stakeholder support.

Our brownfield services include:

CHA has the in-house resources to effectively engage and collaborate with local and federal government agencies, community and neighborhood organizations, economic development agencies, businesses, developers, public-private partnerships, and the community. Our team provides:

  • Grant Writing
  • Grants Management/Programmatic Support
  • Phase I & II Environmental Assessments
  • Remediation Design
  • Community Involvement, Planning and Facilitation
  • Redevelopment Planning
  • Economic Development Planning
  • Site Disposition Strategy Planning
  • Regulatory Agency Negotiations
  • Remedial Design and Construction Management
  • Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Survey and Abatement Design
  • Mold Services
Our representative experience:

We understand the perspectives of regulators, developers, funding administrators, and community stakeholders. Our extensive experience with brownfield projects funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) includes:

  • City of Auburn – Site Inventory and Assessment
  • Broome County – USEPA Brownfield Inventory and Assessment Grant
  • Town of Fort Edward – Leemilt’s Getty Station and Village Barn Investigations
  • Albany County – Area-wide Planning Grant
  • City of Glens Falls – Area-wide Planning Grant and Investigation/Cleanup and Remediation Grants
  • Schenectady County – American Locomotive (ALCO), >19 Acre Site
  • City of Troy – Sperry Warehouse Industrial Riverfront Site
  • Industrial Riverfront Site – Comprehensive Site Assessment and Remedial Alternatives
  • Schenectady County – Area-wide Brownfield Planning Study

In addition to USEPA projects, CHA has leveraged the benefits of state brownfield programs, including:

  • City of Peekskill, Peekskill Landing ERP Site – Site Assessment, Remediation, and Waterfront Park Redevelopment
  • City of Poughkeepsie, DeLaval ERP Site – Waterfront Assessment, Remediation, and Civil Site Redevelopment
  • Town of Cortlandt, Steamboat Waterfront Park ERP Site – Site Assessment, Remediation, and Park Development
  • City of Albany, Albany Capital Center BCP Site – Site Assessment, and Remediation for Private Redevelopment
  • Schenectady County, American Locomotive (ALCO) Site – Mohawk Riverfront Redevelopment and Bike Trail
  • Schenectady County, Former Ladd’s Gas Station – Multi-Modal Parking Lot Development
  • City of Syracuse, JMA/Coyne Textile Properties BCP Site – Investigation, Assessment, and Redevelopment