Within the heart of downtown Orlando and the Parramore Historic District, Creative Village was designed and is currently being developed to offer a synergistic mix of uses including office/creative studios, education, mixed-income residential, retail and commercial, and hotels. ECT conducted phase I/phase II environmental site assessments (ESAs) and prepared an analysis of brownfield clean up alternatives (ABCA) to support the redevelopment of several commercial parcels in Orlando’s Historic Parramore District, including Creative Village.
The City of Orlando selected ECT to assist with the implementation of a $400,000 assessment grant, and a $200,000 brownfield cleanup grant awarded in 2013 and 2015, respectively. ECT completed numerous Phase I/II ESAs within the Creative Village footprint to support remediation and reuse planning with the City as new roads and bus routes were designed throughout development.
ECT also completed assessment and cleanup at the Orlando Recreation Center, an 8.2-acre site within the development. The Phase I ESA identified multiple recognized environmental conditions (RECs), including a former armory, underground storage tank, and former entomology testing facility. Historic land uses such as auto repair and industrial manufacturing sites near the project may have contributed to the soil and groundwater impacts. ECT completed remediation of arsenic contaminated soils and dieldrin contaminated groundwater, promoting a safer and healthier community within the Parramore Historic District