Brownfields Remediation & Site Redevelopment

Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, idle, and/or underutilized properties where redevelopment is impeded by actual or perceived environmental issues.  As a leader in the Louisiana Brownfields arena, Leaaf’s Brownfields Team understands the challenges facing communities when addressing potential environmental issues, especially intimidating financial and/or regulatory hurdles that can create barriers to the redevelopment or expanded use of these properties.

Leaaf’s Team can help cities, towns, regional planning commissions, communities, non-profits, realtors, and developers navigate the redevelopment process by understanding your community’s needs, collecting and evaluating information, and defining the path forward to achieve redevelopment goals. 

Examples of Brownfields properties include, but are not limited to:

  • Abandoned gasoline stations

  • Dry cleaners

  • Vacant historic buildings (commercial structures, schools, government buildings, etc.)

  • Buildings with possible asbestos and/or lead paint concerns

  • Abandoned or underutilized industrial complexes

  • Vacant lots in previously developed areas

Leaaf guides our clients interested in facilitating the cleanup and reuse of Brownfields properties through assessment, area-wide planning, cleanup, and revolving loan funds. Our vast experience and services include those listed below:

  • Voluntary Cleanup Programs

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments / Due Diligence

  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments / Subsurface Investigation

  • Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, and Mold Inspections/Assessments

  • Quality Assurance Projects Plans

  • Health & Safety Plans

  • Cleanup Plans and Cost Analysis

  • Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives

  • Risk Assessment and Toxicology Services

  • Evaluation of Risk-Based Cleanup and Remedial Alternatives

  • Preparation of Bid Specifications

  • Remedial Oversight, Construction Inspection, and Long-Term Monitoring

  • Hazardous Building Materials Abatement Oversight and Clearance

  • Community Relations Plans

  • Community Outreach

  • Regulatory Compliance, Interaction, and Closure Negotiation

  • New Life Center Targeted Brownfield Assessment
  • New Life Center
  • Regional Planning-Commission Brownfields Environmental Services
  • The Farm Targeted Brownfield Assessment
  • TexAmerica Hospital
  • Plank Grocery Bank
  • Boomer Lake Power Plant Phase II ESA

Brownfields Services from Leaaf

We are always proud to work alongside clients on these projects, which involve the remediation of existing, environmentally impacted properties, as they make for one of the most practical and sustainable construction options in our industry. To ensure protection of human health and the environment, our strategies rely on local and federal standards and regulations, including ASTM and US EPA guidance, and we strongly consider the social and urban environments and the surrounding community.

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Get Assistance with Brownfield Cleanup and Reuse

Leaaf is available to assist with assessments, site cleanup, planning and other compliance work for your Brownfields site. Contact us today to get started with our services.