K. Singh was retained by the City of Janesville as a part of the SAA Design Group team to implement the Brownfield’s Area-Wide Planning Program Grant by the USEPA. KSingh provided professional services consisting of environmental, civil/site, survey, and community outreach.
The Rock Renaissance Area is a 240-acre area within the City’s central business district (the downtown) which lies along both banks of the Rock River from the Memorial Drive Bridge south to the Jackson Street Bridge. The Rock Renaissance area was identified as a priority for assessment, planning, cleanup, and targeted redevelopment through a public process within the City’s Comprehensive Brownfield’s program.
Within the Rock Renaissance Area are several public and privately owned environmentally contaminated brownfield sites that upon cleanup will potentially lead to further redevelopment in the downtown area.
The project required a detailed evaluation of the environmental history of downtown Janesville in order to thoroughly vet the area for redevelopment. Key elements of the evaluation included thorough document review, site visits to confirm known conditions and to identify potential undocumented conditions, identification of data gaps, documenting known issues, developing cost estimates, and providing options for redeveloping properties while complying with known continuing obligations. Assistance was provided with other planning components to identify redevelopment options. KSingh also participated in public involvement meetings explaining the complex environmental conditions of the downtown area.
In conjunction with the environmental planning, KSingh also provided structural assessments of the City’s parking deck.
This project included close coordination with the USEPA.