317 California Ave Brownfield Clean-Up

The Agency recently completed remediation of a 1.8 acre Brownfield site located at 2141 S. Fruit Avenue (317 California Avenue). The Agency was awarded a $200,000 Brownfield Cleanup Grant from EPA and provided the balance needed for the total project cost of about $250,000. The Agency Board awarded a remediation contract to Rumex Construction Corporation on November 18, 2010, with the Notice to Proceed issued on January 10, 2011. This site originally housed several automotive related facilities including a  dismantling yard in the 1940’s through 1960’s, which contributed to hazardous materials becoming mixed with the soil.  The RD A identified the impediments to the property’s development upon our acquisition and completed extensive testing to develop a clean-up plan that was acceptable to the State of California and the Federal EPA.