Gillem Logistics Center Environmental Services Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Forest ParK
Atlanta, GA | 2011 – Ongoing
Scope of Services
- Technical Review of Environmental Strategies
- Investigations & Engineering Documents
- Regulatory Support
- Remediation Cost Evaluation
- ESCA Support
- Brownfields Support
- Prospective Purchaser Corrective Action Plan (PPCAP)
- Compliance Status Report (CSR)
- Site-Wide Phase I ESA (771 Acres)
- Hazardous Materials Inventory for nearly 3 million sq.ft. of WWII Buildings
The planned redevelopment of Fort Gillem is the first and largest former military site ever to go through the Georgia Brownfield Program.
For Buildings 100, 200, and 400, Oasis Consulting Services sampled 1 million square-feet within a span of 30 days. Oasis took 1,500 asbestos samples, over 400 lead-based paint samples using an XRF device, and 75 PCB samples, and also provided pre-demolition reports. To date, nearly 3 million square feet of structural space has been investigated for the presence of asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and hazardous materials/universal waste.
One of Oasis’s most notable projects is the former Fort Gillem Army Base in Forest Park, Georgia, which has been in the BRAC Program since 2005. Oasis’s services have included a technical review of environmental and brownfield strategies, environmental due diligence, a review of engineering documents, technical investigations, soil and groundwater investigations, a site-wide Phase I ESA (771 Acres), and prospective purchaser corrective action plans and compliance status reports for the Brownfield Program. In addition, Oasis provided Hazardous Materials Surveys and Inventory – including asbestos and lead-based paint surveys – for 3 million sqare-feet of World War II buildings. Since 2011, Oasis has worked with the Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Forest Park (Forest Park URA), providing expertise in reviewing and evaluating the environmental condition of surplus property, the planned remediation efforts supporting the Forest Park URA’s redevelopment plan, and expertise with the remediation cost evaluation.
Oasis’s services include the development of a complex brownfield corrective action plan designed to address the requirements of all of the involved project parties – including the Army, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and interested prospective purchasers. Oasis has also been performing asbestos and hazardous materials surveys on behalf of developers interested in various parcels of the property.
In 2014, the Army Base completed the process of Economic Development Conveyance (EDC) transfer to the Forest Park URA, and the Forest Park URA finalized a $30 million deal with the U.S. Army for creation of the Gillem Logistics Center, which would accommodate more than 8 million sqare-feet of industrial space, and half a million square-feet of mixed-use buildings on the 1,500-acre property. After completion of the EDC transfer, a major retailer closed on a 253-acre parcel for a 1.2 million square-foot distribution center. As the property was prepared for purchase, Oasis performed extensive asbestos surveying and hazardous materials inspections at numerous buildings which included warehouses, offices, housing, and maintenance buildings. In order to meet the retailer’s closing date, sampling had to be completed and the lab results promptly turned around. Within a span of 60 to 90 days, Oasis personnel took 2,000 asbestos samples, 500 lead-based paint samples, and 200 PCB samples. Full reports for pre-demolition were also completed on the buyer’s behalf.