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residential development on superfund site

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We help client win first-ever EPA approval in New England for residential redevelopment on Superfund site


EPA reclassification of Superfund site in New England for residential use


saved on remediation costs


  • Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (CC&F) did the unprecedented with our help: the company convinced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reclassify a Superfund site in New England for residential development, when the agency had previously only approved the land for commercial and industrial use.
  • Drawing on our familiarity with the site and the EPA’s requirements, we knew that CC&F could safely and responsibly redevelop its part of the site for residential use. We also determined that CC&F didn’t need to remediate before construction, saving the client money and time.
  • Facilitating the first dialogue between a residential redeveloper and the EPA in Region 1 (New England), we negotiated a compromise between the required EPA process and the most straightforward path forward to redevelopment.
  • The landmark project can lessen the stigma associated with residential redevelopment on Superfund sites.

For more information, contact:

Jay Peters

Principal Consultant, Risk Assessment

Katherine Dilawari

Principal Consultant

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