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Environmental Team Selected for Brownfield Redevelopment in Philadelphia
Publication Date
January 28th 2013

 Urban Engineers (Urban) is once again providing environmental consulting services to Soloff Realty and Development (Soloff) for a property located at 9th and Girard Streets in Philadelphia. Soloff is planning to redevelop the brownfield site for a new Bottom Dollar Food and other commercial properties.


This is Urban’s second such collaboration with Soloff. In November, the two firms celebrated the opening of a Bottom Dollar Food at 3101 West Girard Avenue in the Brewerytown section of the City. This was the first time in decades that the neighborhood could have convenient, local access to an affordable, high-quality supermarket.


As the environmental consultant of record from 2003 until the opening of the new Brewerytown store, Urban performed a Phase I Environmental Assessment and Phase II Site Characterization, remedial investigation, cleanup plan, remediation oversight under Pennsylvania’s voluntary brownfields program (Act 2), and submitted the final report and closeout documentation for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s review and approval.


“Urban’s Environmental Department is excited to be part of another opportunity to turn an underutilized vacant City parcel into a community food market hub,” said Environmental Department Leader Angelo Waters, PE, LEED® AP. “Our goal is to expeditiously take our clients through the Brownfields redevelopment process through partnerships with the property owner, regulators, and the community.”