3520 Bethlehem Pike
The historical uses of this highly visible site located at the entrance to Bucks County’s Hilltown Township included an automotive repair facility, a gasoline station, a sign painting business and a heavy equipment maintenance and repair shop. The site was later utilized as a dump site for miscellaneous contractor debris and other construction materials resulting in the presence of large amounts of fill material to a depth of between 3 feet to approximately 14 feet across the site.
Based on prior environmental research of the property, Summit Realty Advisors was made aware of the extensive environmental contamination of the site resulting from the prior uses of the property.
In addition, due to the historical dumping and extensive fill material, the site was deemed to be unsuitable for redevelopment due to the non-uniform density, the variable composition and the potential for excessive settlement of the existing soils.
Working with our team of geotechnical and environmental consultants, Summit Realty Advisors developed a coordinated program to simultaneously address the remediation of the existing environmental contamination of the site and, through the use of an extensive soils exchange program, provide the required structural integrity to the existing soils as required to support the proposed redevelopment of the site.
A long abandoned brownfield site was redeveloped and placed into productive use as a new regional convenience store. The existing environmental contamination was remediated improving the health, welfare and safety of the local community.