Case studies

Station Landing

Award-winning Urban Planning and Environmental Remediation leads to MA’s First LEED Gold Apartment Community

Unexpected Findings

Station Landing, a 15-acre, 1-million-SF mixed use site in Medford, MA, began excavation work for an underground garage when a series of unforeseen environmental conditions were discovered. These findings, previously undetected in past environmental testing, included Manufactured Gas Plan (MGP) residuals, cyanide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Cleanup and Safety Measures

Over the course of eight years, National Development worked closely with the MASS DEP on a number of remediation action plans leading to excellent results. After our cleanup efforts were completed, there was no longer any significant risk, leading to a full closure of the environmental reporting process.

Outcome

Station Landing was granted the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s first award for Smart Growth
Development. Station Landing also featured the first LEED Gold multifamily building in Massachusetts.

Key Metrics

More than 10,000 tons of contaminated material removed from the property.

The addition of a gas vapor system for increased ground-water protection against VOCs, solvents and other contaminants.
The implementation of an Activity and Use Limitation (AUL), preventing any further environmental or public health risk.