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Environmental Condition of Property

A key step in advancing the revitalization of the site is the need to better understand the environmental conditions of the property. This information is needed to inform future detailed site planning and to assist in the approvals process with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) to permit redevelopment/subdivision of the parent parcel.

The City issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in June 2014. The RFQ sought the services of an environmental consultant to prepare an updated Stage 1 Report and to conduct a Detailed Site Investigation at 1 Port Drive. The work was awarded to Tetra Tech EBA.

The results of the work have shown that the majority of the site meets the Ministry of Environment's Contaminated Sites Regulations for future industrial or commercial development. A residential development would be permitted on the property if it is built above the first storey of a commercial or industrial building.

Approximately 2.8 acres of the 19.9 acre upland has contamination that will require remedial options. The 6.8 acre water lot requires further investigation to determine how best to move forward. The 2015 environmental work plan will address both of these items.

Tetra Tech EBA Detailed Site Investigation (November 2015)

Tetra Tech EBA Detailed Risk Assessment (October 2015)

Staff Report Detailed Site Investigation Results (February 16, 2015)

Detailed Site Investigation - Results Summary (Powerpoint) (February 16, 2015)

Tetra Tech EBA Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (October, 2014)

RFQ for Environmental Services (July 21, 2014)

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