- Sandbanks LLC
- Sandbanks LLC
- Chelmsford, MA
The Glenview site was a 32-acre legacy Brownfield site with an uncapped, non-compliant 17-acre inactive landfill, in a highly visible, densely populated and heavily traveled retail / residential corridor of Chelmsford, MA.
In 1997, the area, once an aggregate quarry, became a soil landfill in response to the need for soil disposal on projects such as the I-93 Big Dig.
After placing a significant amount of soil and partially capping the site, the landfill was abandoned by the owner, leaving behind an environmental hazard and a slew of back taxes. The improperly constructed cap eroded, became torn, and was subject to a fire. Keeping the landfill in this state was a continued risk to the surrounding community. Since the existing cap could not be salvaged, a new cap needed to be installed in accordance with state regulations. The current owner, Sandbanks, LLC, was looking for a solution to properly close the site while also generating the necessary revenue to pay for the expensive cap. Charter proposed a project concept which included a strong technical solution, the proper regulatory framework for project approvals, and had gained a consensus from stakeholders, which included Local/State Government, State Regulators, and Community and Property Owners. At the center of the concept was an innovative economic model which involved importing, grading, and shaping materials to prep the site for final closure while also generating the necessary revenue to fund the cap construction.
To implement this Environmental Public-Private Partnership (EP3) strategy, Charter hired Langdon Environmental, LLC to prepare the design and assist with the permitting process. The team worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Town of Chelmsford to acquire the mandatory permits and crucial public comments on the project. By working with regulatory agencies and consultants, Charter stabilized the existing site drainage features and existing partial cap, imported soils for grading and shaping, installed a new multi-layer cap, and most importantly, resolved a $12.5M environmental liability at no cost to the owner.Back to all