Tag Archives: Brownfields Program

Parcel D TPH-Cleanup: Fieldwork Confirmed for Friday, 05/30/2014

29 May

V3 has confirmed that field remediation activities  will begin on Friday, May 30. The work to be performed is mostly one field day for the excavation & haul-off and to collect verification soil samples, followed by 1-2 days for lab analysis. If results indicate that additional dig/haul is needed, the process will be repeated. The cleanup is expected to be completed within 4-5 days.

Review the updated Parcel D TPH Cleanup Fact Sheet to know more about the cleanup and answers to your concerns about risks to public health.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this cleanup, feel free to write to us at brownfields@cityofblueisland.org.


Notice of 30-day Public Comment Period

15 Jan

The Draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) is now available for public review and comment for 30 days starting January 29th, 2014. The ABCA relates to the planned remediation activities at 12245 S. Division St. (Parcel D) within the Northeast Mixed-Use Commercial Park Site.

About the Project:

The City of Blue Island has USEPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant funds to clean up Parcel D within the Northeast Mixed-Use Commercial Park Site. The specific remediation addressed is the removal of the total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) impacts and some free product within the localized area of 12245 S. Division St. (Parcel D).   The purpose of this cleanup is to meet environmental regulatory requirements and to position the property for future commercial redevelopment.

Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA):

The purpose of the ABCA is to identify and evaluate cleanup alternatives to mitigate potential risks to human health and the environment from identified environmental impacts at the NE Site. The City’s environmental consultant for Parcel D TPH-Cleanup, V3 Companies has prepared the final draft of the ABCA on behalf of the City.

The public comment period is from January 29th to February 28th, 2014. All interested individuals are encouraged to review the document and make comments.


Starting January 29th, 2014, the final draft of ABCA will be available at the following locations:

Available 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, Monday-Friday Available during operating hours
Planning Department at City Hall
13051 Greenwood Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
Blue Island Public Library
2433 York Street
Blue Island, IL 60406

The ABCA will also be available to read and download online at www.biplanning.wordpress.com.


The City will hold a public information meeting in conjunction with the comment period on Wednesday, February 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York Street, Blue Island, IL 60406. Brownfields staff and V3 will be available to discuss any questions and/or comments about the project. If you are not able to attend, a summary of the meeting and comments will be posted on this website.

The City will accept written comments throughout the comment period until 4:00 PM on February 28th, 2014. Any comments can be emailed, mailed or delivered to:

Jodi Prout
Planning Supervisor, City of Blue Island
13051 Greenwood Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
Email: brownfields@cityofblueisland.org 

Public Hearing for Parcel D TPH-Cleanup: February 5, 2014

30 Dec

Save the Date – Public Hearing: Feb 5, 2014

This spring, our environmental consultants will conduct planned remediation activities at 12245 S. Division St, Parcel D within the Northeast Mixed-Use Commercial Park Environmental Cleanup site (former landfill at 119th/Vincennes).

  • On Jan 15, 2014, the City will publish a 2-week advanced notice for the 30-Day Public Comment Period & Public Hearing related to the Parcel D TPH Cleanup.
  • The draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) document will be available for public review and comment for 30 days starting on Jan 29, 2014. 
  • The City will hold a public information meeting in conjunction with the comment period on Feb 5, 2014. 

We are still finalizing the details of the meeting and will publish them as soon as a location and timing is confirmed. Until then, save the date and keep an eye on A Sustainable Blue Island for updates.

Visit the Northeast Mixed-Use Commercial Park page to learn more about the project.