Site Redevelopment at the Hill East Waterfront

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Location: Washington, DC
Client: District Department of Parks and Recreation

To revitalize a neglected area near the DC General Hospital, DMPED chose Volkert to develop multiple designs for the 60 acre campus located along the Anacostia River on the eastern edge of historic Capitol Hill. As part of Phase I, Volkert’s designs involved building demolition, overall concept design, and final design of selected areas including a new parking lot to accommodate 200 vehicles within the boundaries of the future Hill East Waterfront Redevelopment.

The project involved the demolition of Building #10 to make way for a 2-acre parking lot. Building #10 was a four story 100,000 square-feet building. The building was demolished to make way for a new parking lot that features green infrastructure technology.

Prior to the demolition, Volkert conducted a comprehensive survey of asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials and limit Phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments of the buildings and associated underground storage tank. Volkert also provided detailed specifications and designs for the removal of asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, PCB light ballast, mercury light tubes, stored chemicals and an underground storage tank. Cost estimates for remediation were prepared to determine cost prior to demolition.

Contractor pre-abatement submittals were reviewed by Volkert in accordance with project specifications, EPA, OSHA and D.C. regulations. Upon completion of the submittal review, Volkert provided abatement monitoring during the abatement and reviewed payment requests before payment. Sampling included asbestos bulk samples; asbestos air samples; lead based paint wipe, air and surface sampling; and soil and water samples. Analysis included asbestos PLM, asbestos air PCM and TEM, TPH diesel range organics (DRO) in soils and gasoline range organics (GRO) in soils and mold spore trap sampling. Volkert coordinated with onsite industrial hygienist to verify that the samples were collected according to specification and regulations and that the analysis were conducted properly. Once the samples were collected, Volkert verified that the lab analysis were conducted within schedule.

The parking lot features permeable pavements in the driving aisles, well as the parking spaces. Shade trees and native plants are planted in the planting beds within and around the parking lot.

Scope of Work: Environmental Assessment, Cost Estimating, Abatement Monitoring,Civil Engineering, Lighting Design, Stormwater Management, Parking Lot Design