Greenfield Assists with Reuse Planning for Superfund Site
September 27, 2017
State and federal officials recently gave an update on the Kerr-McGee Superfund site in Navassa, North Carolina. The property is currently owned by a Trust whose responsibility is to clean up the site and prepare it for beneficial reuse in the community. Soil and water on the 251-acre piece of property along the Brunswick River were contaminated when it was the site of a wood treatment facility. Environmental officials expect to finish their report on the site and once that is done, they will work with the owner on clean-up options and ask for public feedback. Information gathered so far shows there is no threat to people living or working near the site, and fish and shellfish in waters bordering the area have not been affected, according to the research.
"One of the things that the success of this project will hinge on will be the ultimate redevelopment of the site," NC Department of Environmental Quality engineer Dave Mattison said at the Navassa Community Center. "We are working with the community to solicit their opinions as far as what types of end uses they would like to see for the property itself." Greenfield, a full service consulting firm for businesses, communities and economic development organizations, is providing reuse planning assistance to the owner of the site as a subcontractor to Benchmark Planning. Greenfield’s role is to present market opportunities and constraints to the Town of Navassa residents, as background information for their Visioning for the site’s reuse and redevelopment.