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Mebane (1)- Environmental Engineering, Remediation, and Solid Waste Resources -Draper Aden, The Environmental Services Division at Draper Aden Associates, Richmond, Blacksburg, Newport News, Charlottesville, Manassas, Virginia Beach

City of Mebane Real Estate Development

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] For over 120 years, this landmark furniture manufacturing company operated in the heart of Mebane, NC.  After closing operations, the historic site became prime real estate for mixed use development and downtown rejuvenation.  Initially, Draper Aden performed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment on the property to help the developer assess his risk before proceeding. Additionally, under an Administrative Agreement (AA) with NCDENR Inactive Hazardous Sites Branch, a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) had been submitted to excavate contaminated soil and sediment. Draper Aden helped the owner negotiate a new AA and managed the expedited cleanup to meet a rigid deadline for obtaining a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan critical for moving the project forward.   After excavation of approximately 1,130 tons of contaminated soil, a Remedial Action Completion report was certified and submitted to the REC Program who issued a No Further Action (NFA) letter within 24 hours...

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Vbrs- site characterization analyses Virginia

Virginia Business Ready Sites Characterization

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Virginia Business Ready Sites Program, funded in 2015 by the Virginia Legislature, provides tiered characterization levels for 100-acre sites in Virginia. The goals of the program are to bring awareness and further funding to the lack of “ready” sites throughout the Commonwealth. Since September 2016, Draper Aden Associates has provided site characterization analyses for various local governments all across Virginia.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Town of Edenton NC - UST Removal, Site Development Plan, Environmental Services, Soil Testing Service

Town of Edenton Environmental Services

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Draper Aden conducted all Brownfields activities to assist the Town’s economic development efforts in marketing a valuable parcel of land. At the recommendation of the Town, assisted the prospective developer with the Eligibility Letter, Brownfield Application, assessment activities and negotiated the draft and final Brownfields Agreement. We saved the client almost $500,000 by using site development plans and soil assessment result as basis to remove the need for soil excavation as part of the Brownfields Agreement.   Draper Aden performed all underground storage tank (UST) removal activities for a property transaction that involved the Town’s right-of-way, including soil excavation, groundwater sampling and NCDENR reporting to obtain a Notice of No Further Action.   We also conducted a major soil assessment for the Edenton Chowan Economic Development Partnership at a firing range within a planned industrial park. This project required nearly constant communication with the NCDENR, Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Section.   Additional services included: -...

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City of Martinsville Brownfields

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Draper Aden Associates is assisting the City of Martinsville with their current Brownfields grant implementation including: programmatic activities, community engagement, site prioritization / inventory, conduct Phase I and Phase II ESA's, geophysical investigations, and preliminary redevelopment planning. The program is currently in the inventory stage which includes possible site prioritization.   To complete the inventory, Draper Aden works in close coordination with stakeholders to consider potential brownfields properties and prioritize successfully in accordance with multiple considerations. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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East End Theatre (4)

East End Theater Commercial Space and Apartments

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Draper Aden Associates helped to preserve a community landmark through work on the neglected East End Theater in Richmond’s historical Church Hill neighborhood. We handled the structural engineering needs for the renovation as well as the expansion.   Since no documentation was available for the building, Draper Aden Associates utilized new technology to create an interactive building information model (BIM) for the structure. This scanning technology was critical to the project because it showed that, although the roof was gone, the roof framing could still be used, saving the developer $100,000 and making the renovation more feasible.   The firm utilized self-supporting floors in order to create commercial space and two floors of apartments. Challenged by poor soil conditions and the need to maintain the existing shell of the theater, Draper Aden Associates solved a variety of issues using innovative solutions and returned the theater to a vital community asset. After completion, the...

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Wildwood Commerce Park Master planning and construction

Wildwood Commerce Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Draper Aden Associates provided project coordination, master planning, design, and construction phase services for approximately 117-acres, including a four-lane access road, water and sewer extensions, stormwater management, and mega-site building pad grading. In addition to civil site engineering, our services included surveying, cultural resource survey, geotechnical engineering, and environmental services, including Waters of the U.S. delineation and mitigation design. Funding for the project was provided by the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority, VDOT, VEDP, and the Tobacco Commission. Draper Aden Associates works closely with these agencies to meet all funding requirements, including project cost estimating. AEP and McCallum Sweeney have certified Wildwood Commerce Park under the “Large Park” category.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Pulaski Brownfields- Brownfields Site Pulaski County

Town of Pulaski Brownfields

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a community service project, Draper Aden Associates worked with citizen members of the Town of Pulaski’s Economic Development Board for about a year to develop a grant proposal to fund the investigation of abandoned and deteriorating industrial sites, known as Brownfields, in the community. The grant proposal was successfully approved for expanded program funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in the amount of $200,000. Subsequent to procurement, Draper Aden Associates was awarded a contract by the Town to begin the process of evaluating existing Brownfields sites for reuse as public facilities and/or for redevelopment as viable residential, commercial, industrial or mixed-use properties.   The project concentrated on two target areas: (1) the Historic Downtown Commercial District located near the center of Town, and (2) the Pulaski South Historical Residential and Industrial District, also known as Southside. The Town envisions developing these areas, which adjoin less affluent residential...

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