Grant Warehouse

The Grant Warehouse site on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was used for a variety of commercial and industrial applications, including ferrous metal extraction. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Time-Critical Removal Action found significant heavy metals contamination, PCBs, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Asbestos, contaminated dust, known underground storage tanks (USTs) and other on-site structures required removal, so that the building could be safely demolished and the site redeveloped. Immediately adjoining a residential area, there was a high degree of sensitivity to conducting the work in a manner that was protective of the neighborhood. PBS’ role was to ensure the completeness and compliance of this remediation project on behalf of Portland Development Commission. PBS prepared a Health and Safety Plan, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and an EPA Brownfields Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) approved by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and EPA.

Portland Development Commission, EPA Region 10, and DEQ
Portland, Oregon

Scope of Services:

  • Oversight of Heavy Metals Cleanup
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • UST Remediation
  • Soil Removal & Monitoring