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Iowa River Landing Revitalization Earns National Brownfields Award

The $200 million Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa, was honored by a national judging panel as the recipient of the National 1st Runner-up Phoenix Award on May 6, 2008, at the National Brownfields Conference in Detroit, Mich.

Winners of the Phoenix Award represent outstanding Brownfields projects from each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions. Coralville is the smallest community to receive a national award in the 11-year history of the Phoenix Awards program.

Terracon’s involvement with the Iowa River Landing revitalization project spans 10 years. The project reclaimed 160 acres of unplanned industrial park sprawl along the Iowa River. The City has received more than $2.51 million in EPA grants to clean up and redevelop approximately 260 acres.

Sustainable design included salvaging, crushing, and recycling almost 40,000 cubic yards of concrete and asphalt pavements as well as green space restoration, use of indigenous plants, and construction of bioswales and wetlands. A new transit facility incorporating LEED® design is also planned.

Highlights of services provided by Terracon

  • EPA Brownfields grants and technical plans
  • Community outreach
  • Environmental assessments, due diligence, and all appropriate inquiries
  • Cost-to-remedy analyses and risk-based clean up designs
  • Property negotiation assistance and support to city for acquisition, specialized
  • Brownfields consulting
  • Writing support for environmental ordinances, remediation, and state voluntary program closures
  • Geotechnical services for drilling, testing, and foundation and pavement design
  • Laboratory and field materials testing and observation during earthwork, and foundation and pavement construction