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Barber-Colman site remediation spurs redevelopment possibilities

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

The City of Rockford has owned the Barber-Colman complex since 2000. This 13-acre former manufacturing complex at one time employed about 6,000 workers in more than 600,000 square feet. Several redevelopment ideas have been considered over the years. One project showed promise in early 2017, but by fall 2019 the partner elected to go in a different direction.


Fehr Graham worked with the City to address on-site environmental issues since 2006. Part of the environmental cleanup is to install an engineered barrier over contaminated soils, which typically coincides with site redevelopment. The City turned to Fehr Graham to provide the preliminary engineering site design, which included parking, sidewalks and landscaping, while also creating an appropriate engineered barrier, or cap, that addresses environmental impacts on the site. Fehr Graham prepared remediation removal plans, grading and drainage plans, pavement plans, utility plans, soil erosion/sediment control plan, lighting plan and landscape architecture.

Fehr Graham submitted Traffic and Intersection Design Studies, Transportation Management Plans and permit applications to meet Illinois Department of Transportation, Economic Development Administration and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

PERIOD OF SERVICES
November 2006-Present

CONTRACT VALUE
$186,000

CONSTRUCTION COST
$21,000,000

FUNDING
Economic Development Administration Grant
 

AT A GLANCE
» Prepared Remediation Design CAD Bid Documents.
» Surveyed site.


 

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