Heritage Park Opens in Staten Island

Posted on November 11th, 2013


Heritage Park has opened in Staten Island and JMS was pleased to be part of the team that helped reclaim the former contaminated site and turn it into green, open space.

JMS worked with the Trust for Public Land (TPL), The Port of Authority of NY and NJ, and the New York City Parks Department to assist in converting an unused waterfront commercial property into a park. Located on the north shore of Staten Island overlooking the Kill Van Kull, the site was formerly used for various commercial operations, including boat repair. Contaminated fill placed on the site in the 1960’s and 1970’s was identified during previous investigations of the site.20131111-Alison-Blog3

JMS characterized the site and proposed a remediation plan that included capping the site with the new park improvements. The plan gained approval from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and JMS was a proud member of the team that brought this project to life. Read more about JMS’s role in this environmental investigation and remediation project brief or our Heritage Park case study.

Heritage Park now provides walking paths, benches, and landscaped areas for local residents to have a clean, open space to enjoy the outdoors and the view of the river and passing boats.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the New York City Park Department and other land conservation partners in NY and NJ help provide communities with recreational areas and open space. JMS has completed numerous projects with TPL and other organizations to assist them in developing unused, often contaminated, urban properties into community recreational areas.

JMS works with the land conservation organizations, and local and state environmental regulators, to develop a remedial approach that is consistent with development goals, minimize remediation costs, and meet all health and safety requirements.

Alison Kokorsky
Project Manager

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