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Village of Manhattan, IL

Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments 1.58 Acres of Commercial Parcels


The property included two parcels of non-contiguous land that were historically owned by the Wabash Railroad and subsequent railroad entities since the 1880s. The site was previously developed as a farm stockyard, and the Manhattan Farmers Grain Company and lumber yard with storage of coal, oils/paints and other goods that included petroleum usage.

  • Completed the Phase I ESA in twenty days which accommodated the due diligence timeframe

  • Conduct a Phase II ESA of the property

  • Advanced sixteen soil borings across the parcels with a truck mounted geo-probe unit

  • Selected soil samples were analyzed for indicator contaminants of concern

  • Historical Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps allowed for the identification of early development of the land

  • Provided recommendations on property redevelopment and the use of Engineered Barriers to assist with their planned improvements 

  • Prepared reimbursement claims after each phase of work


  • The Village received 100% reimbursement of eligible costs from the Illinois UST Fund 

Manhattan_Phase I & II Enviromental Site
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