Operated from 1947 to 2006, the Hapeville Ford Assembly Plant closed after assembling over eight million automobiles. Jacoby Development, Inc. was selected to redevelop the 122 acre site into an “Aerotropolis.” The new, 6.5M sf mixed-use $500M development would include 1.6M sf of retail space and 2.2M sf of hotel and conference space. Winter Environmental was selected to provide asbestos abatement, select demolition and soil remediation for the entire site.
Asbestos abatement included the removal of asbestos-containing materials totaling over 80,000 sf of floor tile, 50,000 lf of roofing flash material, 15,000 lf of window caulking, 65,000 lf of duct and thermal systems insulation,and 75,000 sf of roofing in the 2.8M sf main assembly building, subsidiary buildings and facilities. PCB containing light ballasts and mercury-containing bulbs and switches were removed and recycled, or disposed of as Universal Waste. Select demolition included extensive dismantlement of all mechanical systems. Winter Environmental decontaminated, dismantled and recycled rooftop fan housing equipment, multiple steam boilers with associated tanks and piping, electrical switchgear, chilled water systems, extensive ductwork, and process piping.
Remediation included excavation and on-site treatment of contaminated soil, backfilling of excavation areas, free product recovery and contaminated waste disposal. After stockpiling contaminated soil in treatment cells, Winter Environmental treated over 45,000 t of lead-impacted soil on site. Over 57,000 t of contaminated soil and concrete were disposed of at a Subtitle D solid waste landfill. Ancillary activities included dewatering of excavations, backfilling, erosion control, and removal of buried pipelines.
Winter Construction will began construction of the new, five-star, $53MM, 214-plus room, Solis full-service hotel as part of the overall redevelopment of the former Hapeville site. This will be completed in 2016.