The property was a 22-acre parcel in Manalapan, NJ that was currently vacant. The southern 20 acres had been previously farmed. The prior farmhouse and numerous outbuildings had been demolished in the past. The northern two acres consisted of a stream and wetlands floodplain, with a steep slope up to the remainder of the property. Woodlands had developed over large portions of the site. In order to develop (obtain municipal site plan approval and obtain bank financing for construction of the proposed improvements), the site the owner needed a Phase I ESA (which SEA prepared) and an Environmental Impact Statement (which SEA assisted in preparing).
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
- Site reconnaissance and preparation of vegetation and wildlife inventories for EIS
- Acquisition, review, and reporting of historical information
- Preparation of Phase I ESA per ASTM E1527-13 using EDR’s Parcel Platform
- Review of soil tests for lead, arsenic and pesticides as per New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Historic Pesticide Contamination Task Force (HPCTF) “Findings and Recommendations for the Remediation of Historic Pesticide Contamination”
- Preparation of a letter explaining why high arsenic levels in one location on the property were background values and did not need to be remediated.
SEA has carried out numerous similar Phase I ESAs in the NYC metropolitan area. Similar recent studies in New Jersey include Marlkress Road in Cherry Hill, Old York Road & Voorhees Corner Road in Raritan, 707 Tennet Road in Englishtown, Park 80 East in Saddlebrook, 83B Church Street in Robbinsville, 1830 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, and Audubon Avenue in Edison.