SRDC, with support from the Town of Springfield, took title to the former Parks & Woolson site at 33 Park Street in late July 2023.

The property has been secured and we are working with the Mt Ascutney Regional Commission (MARC) who will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) shortly for firms to conduct a Phase II environmental study of the site.  Following the completion of that (assuming additional sampling is not required), the likely brownfield path would lead to an Evaluation of Corrective Action Alternatives (ECAA), which would assess various options for remediating any contamination that is found through the Phase II assessment, including cost, feasibility and effectiveness.  The ECAA would inform the eventual Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that would specify how the site would be cleaned up (and what future uses could be).

The above process will likely take at least 12-15 months, and could extend, depending on the results of any testing.

Once the CAP has been completed and approved, the site will be remediated and marketed for potential reuse/development, in conjunction with the Town. Note it is unclear at the present time what will remain of the current structure, pending the Phase II work and review of the ECAA.

SRDC has enrolled in the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)’s Brownfields Reuse & Environmental Liability Limitation Act (BRELLA) program as well as receiving an “RDC Exemption” from the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development.  The brownfield process is under the jurisdiction of DEC and, potentially EPA/TSCA (depending on test results).

Please contact Bob Flint with any questions on this project –